Rossmoor Bar

Rossmoor Bar is a peninsula, bordered on three sides by the American River. Located in Rancho Cordova, this park provides easy access to the American River. Gold miners and early farmers found this area fruitful, while today’s visitors enjoy their natural surroundings for their historic and ecological importance. Enjoy Rossmoor Bar’s rich history of providing enjoyment for human and animal visitors.

How to Get There:

From U.S. Highway 50, take the Sunrise Blvd. off-ramp, heading north. Turn left onto Coloma Road. Turn right on either El Manto or Rossmoor Drive to access the park.

A Snake makes a meal out of a frog along the banks of the American River.
A Snake makes a meal out of a frog along the banks of the American River. Photo By Ed Homich

Activities

  • Educators sometimes bring children out to see the massive rocky dredge tailings at the center of the park. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail curves through the center of these tailings.
  • A special pedestrians-only trail leads to the river and back.
  • Raft launching areas both above and below the Class-II San Juan Rapids allow inexperienced rafters and small watercraft paddlers to avoid this sometimes challenging area.
  • Handsome clay banks provide anglers with nooks and eddy to fish in and a comfortable place to stow gear.

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