Brannan Island State Recreation Area is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta with many wildlife habitats and opportunities for recreation, including boating, windsurfing and swimming. This park has had many accessibility improvements made over the past few years. Camping, picnicking, fishing and boating are accessible in several areas, and restrooms, parking, routes of travel, and many other supporting features are now accessible. See below for details. From October 15 to May 15, only some of the campgrounds are open, and that is on a first-come basis. Otherwise, in season reservations are available at 800-744-7275. Phone the park at 916-777-7701 for more information.
Family Campground. a number of accessible campsites are some with RV hookups and paved parking, are dispersed through the campground. Sites generally include paved activity areas, accessible tables, water and fire circles. Firm tent sites can accommodate stakes. Two electric hook-ups are anticipated in the future. Call the park for details. Restrooms with Showers. Toilets, showers, and Routes of Travel to restrooms are generally accessible. Parking. Some restrooms have designated accessible parking.
Marina Area Campground. An accessibly designed RV hook-up campsite, like those in the family campground, is available near this boat mooring area. (See photo below.) Persons with a medical need for electricity can get access to it from this site. A new accessible restroom with showers is at the adjacent boat launch area.
The Group Picnic Area has shade structures with accessible picnic sites. Accessible parking and restrooms are available.
North Picnic Area. Located along the water just beyond what was once known as Sand Beach, a string of picnic tables includes several that are accessible. An accessible restroom and an accessible no-flush restoom are at opposite ends of this area.
Windy Cove. The wind surfing area across the road from the main entry has an improved accessible restroom and outdoor rinsing shower. Benches and water spigots have been modified for accessibility.
The Campground Trail: The Campground Trail is an approximately 3 mile asphalt surfaced loop trail around the park campground. Multiple accessible parking spaces are located at the park entrance, campground area and boat access ramp. Accessible restrooms and an accessible fishing platform are provided along the trail.
Delta Berthing Area. Two boat slips (see photo below right) are accessibly designed. Subject to tides, the slips should be accessible for persons who can self-transfer. Parking and routes of travel to the slips are also generally accessible. See also Camping (above) at the marina area walk-in sites and Fishing below.
A converted trailer serving as a visitor center with a ramped entry is usable. Interior exhibit panels are generally accessible, but turning space is limited. Van accessible parking is available.
A wooden fishing pier ending in a 5' x 8' platform has been modified with new handrails and curb guides and is generally accessible. Wet weather may cause the surface to be slippery. Accessible parking is adjacent to the pier. An accessible no flush restroom is nearby.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.