homes, quaint river towns, scenic waterways, interesting
museums, historic locations and quiet hide-aways beckon you to explore
this unique area of California called "The Delta". By land or by
water, you will enjoy your visit and leave with a greater understanding of
the remarkable worth and beauty of the entire
California Delta Region. Did
you know the Delta provides Southern and Central California with about 1/2
of its water needs for farming? Did you know that the Delta has at
least 52 islands you can get to by car, and many more accessible by boat?
Did you know there are ferries in California that carry the vehicles to
select islands in the Delta? Time to start exploring!
See the videos
Historic maps and sketches of
Delta region consists of the lands and waterways between the San Francisco
Bay and the Sierra Mountains. There are over 1,000 miles of
waterways to explore, and even more miles of "asphalt sloughs" to use to
sample the delights of the Delta. There are 52 large islands, all
connected by bridges and ferries. And uncountable small islands which
make great mooring hide-aways. Here's links to delta information we
There are at least 250 unique restaurants,
many marinas and RV parks, museums, golf courses and lots of little
specialty shops within the region. Wild life include beaver, muskrats,
rabbits, over 100 species of birds, fish such as bass, stripers,
sturgeon, salmon, catfish and blue gill.
Weather tends to be milder in
all seasons, compared to the coastal and mountain regions of Northern
California. Expect cool and wet winters, but not much freezing.
Expect very pleasant spring and fall, and warmer summers, between 80 to 98
degrees from June thru September. The favorite months for locals are
the fall month, September, October and November. For sports boaters,
favorite months are May, June, July and August. Fishing is always
good, but at its best October, November, December, depending on the
weather conditions. Late spring can be especially good, too.
want to take a quick look at the Delta Map first,
to get your bearings...
To help you in your exploration of the Delta, we've put
together the "Historic Delta Tour" which can be
accomplished by boat or land cruiser...in a day or a week or all the time
you want to take. The Historic Delta Region has been featured in several
recent TV,newspaper, magazines and other publications.
For listing and links to articles, please go to the News page.
Don't be afraid to try the FREE ferry rides to Ryer Island, run by Cal
Trans...its part of your "Delta Experience" and a great photo opportunity!