Sandy Beach County Park and Campground
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Visitors enjoying Sandy Beach Day Use Area Summer Day at Sandy Beach
Campers enjoying Sandy Beach Park
Sacramento River at the Rio Vista Bridge

Beginning July 1, 2016 the Smoke Free Parks county ordinance will be enforced.

Phase 1 of the implementation plan includes the enforcement of the Smoke Free Ordinance in the entire Day Use (including beaches, boat launches, and picnic areas), and the limitation of smoking in the campground to the areas designated as open to smoking effective July 1, 2016.

Phase 2 of the implementation plan includes the enforcement of the Smoke Free Ordinance throughout the entire park effective July 1, 2017.


Sandy Beach County Park is located on the Sacramento River just south of Rio Vista. Open year-round, the park offers a 24-hour boat launch, campsites, picnic grounds, and a sand beach (swimming is not allowed due to strong currents and sudden drop offs, no lifeguard on duty). 

SANDY BEACH PARK MAY FILL TO CAPACITY ON BUSY, NICE WEATHER DAYS, ESPECIALLY HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. VISITORS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE PARK DURING THE CLOSURE. ANYONE WHO LEAVES THE PARK DURING THE CLOSURE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RE-ENTER UNTIL THE PARK REOPENS.

Note:  dogs and glass containers are not allowed in the day use area (picnic area and beach).

For camping reservations, click here: 
ONLINE PARK RESERVATIONSThe campground includes picnic tables, barbecue pits, hot showers, flush toilets and an RV dump station. Each of the 42 individual campsites has hook-ups for electricity and water. A camp host and park resident are on site to assist you so that your visit is enjoyable. Firewood is available for purchase.  Dogs on leash are welcome in the campground (only). 

Overlooking the Sacramento River, the picnic area is equipped with tables, barbecue grills, sand volleyball court and a horseshoe pitch. Visitors enjoy playing along the beach and viewing the Delta.  Picnic tables are first-come / first-served.  Whether from the shoreline or off the side of a boat, fishing for catfish, sturgeon or striped bass is very popular along 1,000 miles of Delta waterways.  Other recreational activities enjoyed at the park are jet-skiing, pleasure boating, wind surfing, sailing and sunbathing on the beach.  Visitors also enjoy the small-town atmosphere of Rio Vista, with a variety of shops and restaurants.

To contact the park staff at Sandy Beach Park call (707) 374-2097.  For camping reservations, click here: 
ONLINE PARK RESERVATIONS.