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Fun insights into our historic and iconic San Joaquin/Sacremento River Delta

The California Gold Rush, and the stream of miners and fortune-seekers to the Mother Lode of the Sierra, took place long before many roads existed and some 60 years before cars and trucks would appear on the scene. While railroads were beginning to make inroads on shipping freight and moving passengers, riverboats were king during […]

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The Delta Loop, Brannan Island and Rio Vista; views, history, adventure, just 30 minutes away!

Fishing, hiking, water, camping, cabins, restaurants, year-around comfortable climate, unspoiled, wildlife, wondrous news, tranquil sunsets. Where can you find a 10 mile slice of this wonder, just 20 miles from Stockton? It’s the Delta Loop, just west on Highway 12 from Lodi, offering its special allure for nothing more than a short drive. Here you […]

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Trailerfest and Rio Vista Bass Derby/Festival…head for Delta this weekend!

Here are two reasons this weekend to head for our San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta: the fifth annual Trailerfest, a “back to the 50s”-themed gathering of 250 classic travel trailers and campers at Tower Park Marina, just west of Lodi on Hwy. 12, and the 68th annual Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival in Rio Vista. […]

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Sacramento River Delta: Walnut Grove to Rio Vista traces steamboat history!

  Grand Island Mansion, four floors and 58 rooms of grandeur, was built in 1917 and was a favorite destination of rich San Franciscans via steamboat. Rio Vista Bridge over the Sacramento River, longer than most Delta bridges, is a “lift-span bridge” and was deemed a Most Beautiful Movable Steel Bridge by the national Steel […]

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Delta river steamboats navigated the marine highway until World War II

The Dover, pulling a barge behind on her hog post. The Delta King is preserved as a floating museum, hotel and restaurant on the Old Sacramento waterfront. The Delta King working the Sacramento River about 1935; it was the zenith of luxury river travel from San Francisco to Sacramento! Who would have thought that Sacramento […]

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