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.

1Highway 12 Diner
1000 Highway 12, Rio Vista, 707.374.2695

2Burgerlicious
650 Highway 12, Rio Vista, 707.374.2020
facebook.com/pages/Burgerlicious/300700846731689

3Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
217 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.5834

4Raul's Striper Café
210 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.4861

5Rio Vista Pizza Factory
201 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.6868
pizzafactory.com

6The Point Restaurant
120 Marina Drive, Rio Vista, 707.374.5400
pointrestaurant.com

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7Diablo Yacht Club
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista, 925.890.0190
diabloyachtclub.net

8Lower Sherman Island Fishing Access
Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista, 916.655.1611

9Rio Viento RV Park
4460 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista, 925.382.4193
rioviento.com

10Riverboat Marine Center Sales Service & Pro-Shop
64 Main Street, Rio Vista, 916.777.5990

11Sherman Island Kiteboarding Association (RVWA-SIKO)
PO Box 547, Rio Vista
rvwa-siko.org

12Franks Tract State Recreation Area
Between Webb Tract, Holland Tract, Bethel Island and Mandevill Island, Rio Vista, 916.777.6671
www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=490

13Rio Vista Bakery & Café
150 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.7525

14Taqueria Mexican Resturant
133 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.2680

15Pets 4 All
167 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.2011

16Fool Crow Antiques
33 Front Street, Rio Vista, 530.409.4391

17Rio Gift & Souvenir Co.
20 Second Street, Rio Vista
riogift.com

18Robin's Nest Thrift
295 Front Street, Rio Vista, 707.628.5259

19Books Rio V
187 Main Street, Rio Vista
booksriov.com

20Donnelly Floral and Event Design
111 Sacramento Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.2120
donnellyfloralandeventdesign.com

21Delta Pharmacy Gifts
407 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.5136

22Tortilla Flats
646 Highway 12, Rio Vista, 707.374.2564

23Brand You Consignment
299 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.2000

24Briana Soladay Fine Arts
35 Front Street, Rio Vista, 530.680.7044
truenature.us.com

25Delta Marina Gifts
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista, 866.774.2315

26Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area
Hwy 160 to Sherman Island Rd. to Mayberry Slough near confluence of Sacramento River.  BOAT ONLY, Rio Vista, 916.445.0411
wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Lower-Sherman-Island-WA

27Glass Beach
16700 State Highway 160, Rio Vista

28Rio Sands Lodge
205 State Highway 12, Rio Vista, 707.374.6374
riosandslodge.com

29Mike's Marine Sales & Service
3047 Cattey Lane, Rio Vista, 707.374.6675
mikesmarine-dixon.com

30Rio Vista Bait & Tackle
510 State Highway 12, Rio Vista, 707.374.5522

31Rio Vista Museum
16 Front Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.5169
riovistamuseum.com

32Frampton's Marine Service
160 River 157, Rio Vista, 707.374.9922

33Hap's Bait & Tackle
84 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.2372

34Foster's Bighorn
143 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.2511
fostersbighorn.com

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35Rio Vista Public Coutesy Dock
N. Front Street, just South of Bridge, Rio Vista
riovistacity.com/boat-launchpicnic-area

36Sandy Beach Park
2333 Beach Drive, Rio Vista, 707.374.2097
solanocounty.com/depts/rm/countypark/sandybeach.asp

37Rio Vista Riverbank Fishing Access
760 River Road, Rio Vista

38Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
7758 Hastings Island Road, Rio Vista, 707.678.3325
hihp.com

39Dutra Museum of Dredging
345 St. Gertrudes Avenue, Rio Vista, 650.207.6489
dutramuseum.org

40Delta Marina Yacht Harbor
100 Marina Drive, Rio Vista, 707.374.2315
deltamarina.com

41Sheldon Kiteboarding
154 Front Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.3053

42Martin's Sherman Lake Marina
5140 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista, 925.978.2877

43Eddo's Harbor & RV Park
19530 Sherman Island East Levee Road, Rio Vista, 510.757.5314
facebook.com/EddosHarbor

44Outrigger Marina
17641 Sherman Island Levee, Rio Vista, 707.777.6480
facebook.com/Heidis-Outrigger-Marina-Saloon-119139011429802

45Sherman Island Sacramento River Access
Sherman Island, Rio Vista, 916.875.7275
www.regionalparks.saccounty.net/Parks/SacramentoRiverandDelta/Pages/ShermanIsland.aspx

46Windcraft Sailboard Center
17124 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista, 916.777.7067

47Rio Vista Boat Launch
behind City Hall off of Front Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.6451
riovistacity.com/boat-launchpicnic-area

48Duck Island RV Park
16814 State Highway 160, Rio Vista, 916.777.6663
duckislandrv.com

49The Flamingo Lounge
110 Main Street, Rio Vista, 707.374.2473

50US Coast Guard Station
900 Beach Drive, Rio Vista, 707.374.2871

51Brannan Island State Recreation Area
17645 State Highway 160, Rio Vista, 916.777.6671
www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=487

  • BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - STATE PARK - 1ST PLACE

52Delta Windsurf and Watersports
3729 Sherman Island Road, Rio Vista, 916.777.2299
deltawindsurf.com

53Edge Kiteboarding School
End of Sherman Island Road, Rio vista, 925.382.4193
edgekiteboarding.com

54Lucy's Café
95 Main Street, Rio vista, 707.374.3939
lucysrestaurants.com

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