Legacy Communities: Rio Vista

In 1858, a daily steamer service was established between San Francisco and Sacramento, and Rio Vista, situated halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, was ideally suited as the main port of call along the route.

In later years, the Del Monte Company established an asparagus cannery in Rio Vista and the town was also well-known among Hollywood film producers whose film crews shot scenes for motion pictures from 1914 to 2012. In 1918, a bridge was built connecting Rio Vista to Brannan Island, which established Rio Vista as a trading center for residents of the lower Delta region.

An Army base operated south of town from 1911 to 1992, and was originally used to house equipment, including large barges used to dredge, deepen and straighten the Sacramento River.

The cultural heritage of Rio Vista is evident in the city’s Chinatown, and its annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa, held for the first time in 1899, the same year that the Rio Vista-Isleton Portuguese Club was founded.

1Diablo Yacht Club
PO BOX 348, Bethel Island
415.244.6218
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2Mokelumne River Bridge
Iselton
916.777.6660
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3Raul's Striper Café
210 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.4861

4Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
217 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.5834

5Rio Vista Pizza Factory
201 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.6868
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6Rio Vista Bakery & Café
150 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.3844
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7Highway 12 Diner
1000 Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.2695
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8The Point Restaurant
120 Marina Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.5400
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2019 - WATERFRONT RESTAURANT - 1ST PLACE

9Sherman Island Kiteboarding Association (RVWA-SIKO)
PO Box 547, Rio Vista
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10Franks Tract State Recreation Area
Southeast of Brannan Island between False River and Bethel Island. BOAT ONLY, Rio Vista
925.447.0426
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11Shanny Mac's
210 CA-12, Rio Vista
707.374.5700
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12Taqueria Mexico Restaurant
133 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2680
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13Burgerlicious
650 Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.2020
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14Brand You Consignment
299 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2000
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15Robin's Nest Thrift
295 Front Street, Rio Vista
707.374.4004
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16Pets 4 All
167 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2011

17Books Rio V
187 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.5650
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18True Nature Yoga
35 Front Street, Rio Vista
530.680.7044
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19Lira's Supermarket
609 Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.5399
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20Fool Crow Vintage Store
33 Front Street, Rio Vista
530.409.4391
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21Donnelly Floral and Event Design
111 Sacramento Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2120
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22Lower Sherman Island Fishing Access
Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
916.655.1611
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23Briana Soladay Fine Arts
35 Front Street, Rio Vista
530.680.7044
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24Delta Marina Chandlery & Gifts
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista
866.774.2315
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25Delta Pharmacy & Gifts
407 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.5136

26Tortilla Flats
646 Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.2564
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27Edge Kiteboarding School
End of Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
775.721.1132
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28Lucy's Rio Vista
95 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.3939
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29Hap's Bait & Tackle
84 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2372
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2019 - BAIT SHOP - RUNNER-UP

30Rio Sands Lodge
205 State Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.6374
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31Rio Vista Bait & Tackle
510 State Highway 12, Rio Vista
707.374.5522
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32Rio Vista Museum
16 Front Street, Rio Vista
707.374.5169
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2020 - MUSEUM OR VISITOR CENTER - RUNNER-UP

33Foster's Bighorn
143 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2511
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34Dutra Museum of Dredging
345 St. Gertrudes Avenue, Rio Vista
650.207.6489
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35Sandy Beach County Park
2333 Beach Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.2097
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36Rio Vista Public Coutesy Dock
N. Front Street, just South of Bridge, Rio Vista
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37Rio Vista Riverbank Fishing Access
760 River Road, Rio Vista

38Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista
707.678.3325
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39Rio Vista Boat Launch
behind City Hall off of Front Street, Rio Vista
707.374.6451
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40The Flamingo Lounge
110 Main Street, Rio Vista
707.374.2473
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41Sherman Island Sacramento River Access
Sherman Island, Rio Vista
916.875.7275
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42Outrigger Marina
17641 Sherman Island Levee, Rio Vista
707.777.4646

43Windcraft Sailboard Center
17124 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
916.777.7067

44Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area
Hwy 160 to Sherman Island Rd. to Mayberry Slough near confluence of Sacramento River.  BOAT ONLY, Rio Vista
707.428.2002
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45Rio Viento RV Park
4460 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
925.382.4193
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46Martin's Sherman Lake Marina
5140 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
925.978.2877

47Eddo's Harbor & RV Park
19530 Sherman Island East Levee Road, Rio Vista
925.757.5314
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48US Coast Guard Station RIo Vista
900 Beach Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.2871
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49Brannan Island State Recreation Area
17645 State Highway 160, Rio Vista
916.777.6671
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50Delta Windsurf and Watersports
3729 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista
916.777.2299
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51Duck Island RV Park
16814 State Highway 160, Rio Vista
916.777.6663
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52Delta Marina Yacht Harbor
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista
707.374.2315
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