This American River access point is a popular take-out spot for rafters, canoeists and kayakers. Fishing is popular here, though swimming and wading are also popular, they should be done with great care in this area. A small ramp makes launching and take-out easy.
How to Get There
From U.S. Highway 50, take the Watt Avenue North exit. Stay in the right lane and exit at La Riviera Drive. Make a left at the end of the La Riviera ramp, and then make a right into the park’s gates.
Watt Avenue Access is conveniently located just off busy Watt Ave. Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the mysterious “rock artist” who leaves piles of rocks in decorative patterns that can be seen from the street above. Or maybe a tailgate lunch and a raft, canoe or kayak trip is in order. If it’s fishing season, find a shady spot beside the river and relax and enjoy this favorite outdoor sport.
- The Watt Avenue Access is a popular take-out spot for rafters, canoeists and kayakers. Leave one car upstream, then another at the other end of your expedition at Watt Avenue. A small ramp makes launching and take-out easy.
- Fishing is popular here due to the range of shallow and deep water.
- Swimming and wading are also popular, but should be done with great care in this area. Swimmers enter the river at their own risk