Rving in the Sacramento Delta

Sacramento DeltaRving in the Sacramento Delta

Our home base is just outside of Sacramento, and as I work full time, our weekend escapes are usually pretty close to home.  That is the nice thing about our home area being in the Sacramento Valley – there are so many options!  One of our favorite weekend getaways is to go down to the Sacramento Delta in the motorhome with family and friends.  We have a few different places we like to stay down in that area.



Sandy Beach County Park

Sandy Beach County Park is a Solano county campground is just a couple of miles out of Rio Vista.  The sites have both electrical hookups and water.  However, the electrical is 30 amp, so when we were staying there one VERY HOT Labor Day weekend, we discovered their electrical cannot handle running your air conditioner in the RV, especially when everyone in the campground was doing it.

We like this campground when we go camping with the family.  It is right on the river, so a quick walk to go fishing or launch the boat.  There is lots of grassy area for the kids to play.  Another downside, they have a sewer dump, but if the weather is wet, or they have a lot of people dumping, it starts backing up/filling up and they close it down.  We are lucky that we do have the ability to dump at home if necessary.

Delta Marina

The Delta Marina RV Park is a little hard to get into as it is a high demand small park, but it is a fun place to stay!   It is more appropriate for adults as it is right on the river.   And there is only one spot big enough to fit our 42′ motorhome, so we have learned to plan way ahead, and always make our reservations for our next stay when were are there.  The sites are so nice and RIGHT on the river.

You look right out your window and see the Sacramento River.  They are set up very nice with nice lawn areas in front of the site, along with picnic tables.  They have full hookups, cable TV, and wifi.  There is even a private dock in the campground, and it is all set up for the fisherman/fisherwoman!  The Marina has a very good restaurant and a cute little gift shop.  This is right in Rio Vista, so it is a quick trip to the grocery store or restaurants.

Brannon Island State Park

We have stayed at Brannon Island State Park in the past.  We have not tried it recently as their length limit is 36′ and our motorhome is larger, plus we are getting used to having hookups!  It is a nice campground, has a launch ramp for boats.  The sites here do not have hookups, however.

Ko-Ket Resort

Sacramento Delta


We stayed in this park last year.  Our friends brought down their houseboat, so it worked out great as we took the nice grassy area at the end, right next to the river in front of the dock.    Some sites have full hook-ups, but the ones we were in were water & electric (30 amp).

Luckily it was a cooler end of a summer weekend, so a/c was not needed.  This park is located just south of Walnut Grove and has a seasonal bar & grill.  They also have a boat ramp and cabin rentals.

Things to do in the Sacramento Delta

Fosters Big Horn in Rio Vista
Fosters Big Horn

In the town of Rio Vista, there is local shopping and restaurants.  One of our favorite restaurants is Fosters Big Horn.  The food is great, and the atmosphere is like no other.

Another restaurant we love to go to is Giusti’s near Walnut Grove.  This is on Guy Fieri’s Diners Drive in’s and Dives.  This place has delicious homemade meals.

Lodi is not far and is a nice drive to downtown Lodi and the wine tasting rooms.  A couple of my favorites are Jeremy Wines – they have a delicious Chocolate Port! and McCay Cellars.  One of my favorites at McCay is their Operation Restored Warrior wine, a great wine for a good cause.  There are a lot more wineries I need to try in that area.  Luckily we have another trip to Delta Marina planned for this month!