Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center

Bureau of Land Management, California.

UPDATE: The Preserve Trails have reopened!

This includes the parking lots, vault toilets, and boat launch. The Visitor Center features a 400 square foot deck with permanent interpretive exhibits displayed both inside and outside the building. The Visitor Center deck and outdoor exhibits are open to the public even when the indoor exhibit room is closed (June 17, 2020).

The Visitor Center will remain CLOSED until further notice.

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with the Governor’s shelter in place order, the BLM temporarily closed the Visitor Center until further notice to help limit the spread of COVID-19. For a list of closures please visit our COVID-19 Update page.


The Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center is the focal point for the majority of public access and education at the Preserve. The 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.

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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.

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