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American River Parkway - Howe Avenue Access Area



The downstream section on the left bank (south side) of the river is fully developed with a fee collection kiosk, information kiosk, drinking fountains and restroom facilities. Paved parking is provided for automobiles, vehicles with trailers and motorcycles. Vehicular access to the
Howe Avenue area is at the Howe Avenue Bridge, from La Riviera Drive. The Howe Avenue access area provides both a car top and trailered boat launching ramp. Use of the launching ramp is dependent upon water level.

  • The water of the Howe Avenue Access looks inviting, but swimming and diving are not encouraged. Swimmers must be careful to follow water safety precautions if they choose to swim in this often-cold, fast-moving water.

Park Fees

  • $6 Vehicle
  • $12 Vehicles with Trailer (ex. Boat or Horse) or RV
  • $24​ Bus
  • Vehicle fees increase over Summer Holiday Weekends.
Good For
Rules & Regulation
No Illegal Substances
Dogs Permitted
Swim At Own Risk
Fishing Permits Required
Dogs On Leash
Pack Out Dog Waste
Leave No Trace