American River Parkway - Rio Americano Area
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The Rio Americano Area is characterized by two distinctly different vegetative groups. The northerly portion is predominantly grassland. The southerly portions of the river bank are dense in riparian vegetation. An equestrian/hiking trail winds its way through this area. A string of islands mark historic channels of the river. These islands create a habitat for many land animals, as well as protected lagoon and wetland areas for waterfowl.