The Cosumnes River Preserve is approximately 20 miles south of Sacramento. From the city of Sacramento, take Interstate 5 south and exit at Twin Cities Road. Head east on Twin Cities Road to Franklin Boulevard, then turn south. Continue on Franklin Blvd and go past Desmond Road. The Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center is approximately a half mile south along Franklin Blvd on the left (east) side.
AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING
The Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center is open and staffed by volunteers on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, including holidays. Open on weekdays, but hours vary. The Visitor Center deck and outdoor exhibits are open to the public even when the indoor exhibit room is closed. The trails, boardwalks and waterways are the only parts of the Preserve that are open to the general public. These areas are open from sunrise to sunset. The Preserve promotes low impact recreation and offers naturalist-lead activities that include: hikes, bird monitoring, paddles, photography walks and more.
The Cosumnes River preserve features a dock for you to launch your canoe or kayak from. The river offers excellent flat water allowing for excellent boating opportunities throughout most of the year. Paddlers can enjoy a scenic glide through the rivers sloughs and main channel, cruising along riparian forest, oak woodland and through wetlands teeming with wildlife.
Visit: Cosumnes River Preserve
Visit our “Partners” homepage at: www.cosumnes.org
Return To: BLM, Mother Lode Field Office