Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center

Bureau of Land Management, California.

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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 closed.

Please Note: Dogs are NOT allowed on or off the leash at the Preserve.

No camping at the Preserve. Day-Use area only. 

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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 to in-person visits. 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 guide 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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