The Walk In Campgrounds are located on either side of the Delta Vista Berthing Area (aka. boat ramp area). The campground is close to both the water for easy access and to the restrooms/showers. Not a bad spot to bring a big group!
Campsite area
Cabin, Tent sites
14 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
No campfires
No toilet
No pets
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.


Brannan Island boasts world-class boating and watersports (see the windsurfing section). With a ten-lane launch ramp and boat-i...Read more


Bass, sturgeon, catfish, perch, shad, bluegill, and migrating salmon live in the Delta. There is a wooden fishing platform on t...Read more


This recreation area isn’t ideal for hiking as there aren’t many designated hiking trails, but it’s fun to explore nonetheless!...Read more

Wind sports

Windsurfing is quite popular on Brannan Island, with two sloughs and the Sacramento River at your fingertips, but the best plac...Read more


It gets hot here during the summer, so it seems perfect to cool off in the water. You can take a dip at the picnic area on the ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Brannan Island is home to plenty of little wildlife critters, like jackrabbits, ground squirrels, skunks and snakes, as well as...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Walk In Campground.

River, stream, or...
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Ken O.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 18th, 2023

Can't seem to figure out where the button is that allows you to actually make a reservation. I've been on this site clicking around, dodging pop-ups for parks in states I have absolutely no intention of visiting, and just hoping that some IT design person will someday care to make their sites usable.

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Forest L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 18th, 2016

Every camper has their own preference in how to experience nature. For my dog Dexter and I, we appreciate more secluded trips into the woods with our packs. Leaving behind phones, cars, and convenience to rough it for days at a time. What Brannan Island does well, is create different atmospheres for different campers who want to experience their ideal outing. Essentially, the camp ground is divided in such a way that people wouldn't be bothered unnecessarily with the humming of an RV engine or a group of noisy campers if quiet and relaxation is what you are after. The walk-in camp locations are a short walk from a parking lot and situated right along the river for easy fishing access. I would highly recommend space 128.

Hipcamper Steve And Ceci G.
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February 3rd, 2022
Hipcamper Ivy R.
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April 5th, 2018
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May 9th, 2017
Brannan Island State Recreation Area
United States
Phone Number
(916) 777-6671
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Official Website
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38.115° N, 121.69° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 13 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to 4 people per site)