The American River Parkway The American River Parkway

Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks

The 23-mile American River Parkway is often referred to as the "Jewel of Sacramento", a blueprint for urban parks, and the greatest recreational asset to our community.  The Parkway makes our region an ideal place to live, work and play.

More than 5 million visitors enjoy this unique wildlife and recreation area annually. Fishing, boating and rafting opportunities lure water enthusiasts. Picnic sites, golfing, guided natural and historic tours and much more are often just steps away from the paved trails.

Access to the Parkway is available at various points off of Highway 50. Sacramento County's Department of Regional Parks maintains and operates the American River Parkway. Through their generous support and cooperation, the American River Parkway is the host of both Eppie's Great Race and Eppie's Kid Duathlon.