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American River Parkway - Discovery Park



Discovery Park is where the American River meets the Sacramento River. One of Sacramento County’s best boat launches, recreational boaters get the chance to explore both of Sacramento’s wild and scenic rivers.

Bicycle riders can enjoy the 32-mile Jedediah Smith Bike Trail. Adults and kids can play softball while archers of all experience levels can shoot in the archery range. Reserve a picnic area for your next party today! Boat ramp and car-top launching can be found on the shores of the American River. Anglers enjoy excellent fishing; here they find the best of both rivers! Alcohol is prohibited at Discovery Park, except by permit from the Director and with reservation for picnics and special events.

Hours and Fees:

The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Special Event fees vary by event

Park Fees:

  • $6 Vehicle
  • $12 Vehicles with Trailer (ex. Boat or Horse) or RV
  • $24​ Bus

Parking fees are collected year-round, even on special event days and on weekends. Self-payment is required if no fee collector is present.

Good For
Rules & Regulation
Swim At Own Risk
Fishing Permits Required
Dogs On Leash
Dogs Permitted
Pack Out Dog Waste
No Campfires
Leave No Trace
No E Bikes
No Illegal Substances
Carry Out Trash