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Access all parks in the Sacramento County Regional Parks system with an annual pass! Your parking pass allows entry into all parks in the Sacramento County Regional Parks system, including 15 access points on the American River Parkway and 7 additional regional parks. Passes are valid for a 12-month period from month purchased


Parks & Features of the Parkway

The American River Parkway has over a dozen access points. These access points feature areas to fish, swim, kayak, or run, as well as paint, relax, or watch a sunset. The paved Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail runs the length of the Parkway and beyond while a separate multi-use dirt trail meanders near the bike trail from Discovery Park to Nimbus Fish Hatchery and into the Folsom Lake SRA. Various parks on the Parkway and different amenities are listed below.


Passes are valid at the following locations:

American River Parkway

Hazel Avenue

Sailor Bar



Sunrise Boulevard (at S. Bridge Street)

Sacramento Bar (Pennsylvania Ave)

Rossmoor Bar

     Ambassador Drive 

     El Mant Drive
     Rossmoor Drive

Ancil Hoffman Park (Tarshes Drive at California Ave)

River Bend Park (Rod Beaudry Drive)

Arden Bar



Gristmill Recreation Area (Mira del Rio Drive)




Watt Avenue

Howe Avenue

Paradise Beach (Carlson Drive)

Northgate Boulevard

Discovery Gate (Garden Highway at I-5)


Regional Parks

  • Mather Lake Recreation Area (Eagles Nest Road)

  • Gibson Ranch (Elverta Road)

  • Elkhorn Boat Launch (Garden Highway near Sacramento International Airport)

  • Hogback Island Fishing Access (Grand Island Road at Walker Landing Road)

  • Cliffhouse Fishing Access (Highway 160 near Rio Vista Bridge)

  • Georgiana Slough (Andrus Island Road)

  • Sherman Island (Sherman Island Road near Highway 160)


For Standard Motorized Vehicles 


Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, engaging activities, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and park pass

American River Parkway and Sacramento Regional Park Pass

  • Once you submit an order for a parks pass with your charter school, they will reach out to us with your request. You will be receiving a hard copy of your pass in the mail within 5-10 business days after we receive that request. You will also be receiving corresponding educational material via email. Please check your email spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox.

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