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Brannan Island State Recreation Area is a 329-acre park located on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Located around four miles away from the town of Rio Vista, this lovely area consists of sloughs, marshes, levees, rivers, and channels. It's no surprise that fishing, swimming, and boating are among the most popular activities for campers and day-use visitors here.

Thanks to its habitat and diverse wildlife, the park always has a lively atmosphere, even during the off-season. The park has amazing RV campgrounds as well, so book an RV in Sacramento County to make the most of your Brannan Island State Recreation Area camping trip.

Whether you want to unwind with the sounds of nature in the background, have a nice picnic with family and friends, or beat the heat during summer, Brannan Island State Recreation Area has what you need.

Getting Outdoors

Guests who love to swim, fish, and paddle will definitely love spending time here. Cast your line into the delta for a chance to reel in sturgeon, bass, migrating salmon, bluegill, and shad. Bear in mind, though, that if you're over 16, you'll have to carry your California fishing license. The park also has a designated swimming area which is off-limits to powerboats. Speaking of which, boaters will be glad to hear the park has a boat launch as well as boat camping sites.

Avid wildlife watchers should pack their binoculars in the camper rental. Sacramento River is an ideal feeding ground for birds like sandhill crane and Swainson’s hawk, and the park’s marshes are where you typically see river otters, herons, and turtles. You may also see some of the rare plant species here.

The park has four charming picnic areas where families like to gather, enjoy cookouts, and socialize with other Brannan Island State Recreation Area campers. There are barbecue grills, restrooms, drinking water picnic tables, and shade ramadas, making it an ideal place to spend the day if you're not planning to camp at Brannan Island State Recreation Area.

Camping at Brannan Island State Recreation Area

There are three RV campgrounds at Brannan Island State Recreation Area. Cottonwood and Willow Campgrounds feature over 100 primitive sites with no hookups, offering a true off-the-grid motorhome camping experience. If you need your creature comforts, the Olympic Loop RV Campground has around a dozen sites that feature both water and electric hookups.

The park's dump station is conveniently located near the campgrounds. The maximum length for RVs is 36 feet, so keep that in mind before renting an RV for this trip. If you're camping in the primitive area, you're allowed to use your generator, so long as you respect the quiet hours.

Exploring the Area

One of the perks of camping at Brannan Island State Recreation Area is the proximity of Rio Vista. This is a convenient place to buy food and fuel or dine out if you'd prefer something other than camp food. If you're a fan of Chinese, Mexican, or seafood, you'll have several dining options in Rio Vista. You can also grab a pizza or some burgers.

Rio Vista is home to a history museum as well, opened in 1975. The museum is a converted blacksmith’s shop, and its exhibits tell the tale of what life was like in the pioneer days. Some of the items displayed here include newspapers, old photos, and farming equipment. Be sure to check out the exhibit schedule to see what's on display during your stay.

If you enjoy fine arts, instead of going to Rio Vista, you can head 20 minutes south of the park to the city of Brentwood. Depending on the route you take, you can also stop by Antioch and Oakley. Brentwood has an amazing art gallery featuring different crafts, events, and workshops. Once you've finished admiring the art, head into the cozy downtown area for a day of shopping and dining. Brentwood is also home to a number of historic sites and wineries. No matter what you like to do, this charming city has got you and your camping crew covered.

History buffs should venture into the nearby town Pittsburg and see the exhibits at the history museum there. Spend an hour or two perusing the artifacts exhibited in each themed room, then head into Pittsburg proper. Treat the kids to a day at the city's amusement park, or quench your thirst for adventures in the great outdoors at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

There's no shortage of activities on offer in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, so rent a camper and gear up for a road trip you'll never forget.

RV Rentals in Brannan Island State Recreation Area, CA

Brannan Island State Recreation Area, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Brannan Island State Recreation Area. Outdoorsy's Brannan Island State Recreation Area RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Brannan Island State Recreation Area, CA


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Popular Nearby Trails

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Brannan Island Loop Trail Brannan Island State Recreation Area, CA
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Contra Loma Resevoir Ridge Trail Antioch, CA
Ridge Trail to Old Homestead Trail Loop Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, CA
Old Homestead Loop Trail Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, CA
Star Mine Trail Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, CA
Stewartville Trail Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, CA

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Placerville KOA El Dorado County, CA
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Recommendations for Brannan Island State Recreation Area, CA from Outdoorsy Owners


AmeriGas Propane

Propane station 4051 PORT CHICAGO HWY CONCORD, CA 94520 925-755-8398 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday

Jun 14, 2018
Raley's

Great parking , Great food load up and off to enjoy your trip!

May 25, 2018
Bethel Harbor

Jamie is great $10.00 If you dont dump and bringing RV back its the next best thing

May 25, 2018
Brannan Island State Rec Area

California Delta Area has many things to see and do. Rio Vista, Brannon Island, Isleton, Franks Tract Recreation Area. So many great little Historic Towns. Check out their fun Festivals!

Apr 2, 2017
Flying J

On the way back to bay area from the central valley. Has dump station, gas and propane all in one stop.

Mar 21, 2017