The Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District (CSD) serves as Discovery Bay's local government, for a place that began as a weekend getaway. Discovery Bay was established in the early 1970s as a summer resort, and today, Discovery Bay is a year-round residential community for more than 17,000 residents who enjoy small-town living and 1200 miles of Delta waterway.
A full-service marina, 3 public schools and 1 private school, 2 shopping centers and a business park, create the living environment for families who are able to navigate from Discovery Bay to the San Francisco Bay and escape on watercraft to any place in the world from their backyard.
wakeboarding, and many sports are part
of the active lifestyle residents and
visitors enjoy. Gated lakefront homes,
Country Club homes on a
world-class golf course, 2 gated
communities of Lakeshore and The Lakes, Ravenswood, a community planned around a
new public park, and nearby state parks,
wetlands, marshes and reserves offer
hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and
other outdoor activities for all ages.
Accessing the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Discovery Bay is situated within an intricate network of waterways navigable to the Pacific Ocean. Along this waterway you'll find access to Brannan Island State Recreation Area, situated on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Discovery Bay. Numerous islands and marshes are home to many wildlife habitats and recreational opportunities including boating, windsurfing and swimming.
One of the outstanding water-oriented recreation areas in the world, try your hand at fishing for striped bass, sturgeon, catfish, bluegill, perch and bullhead. Frank's Tract, a protected wetland marsh, is home to beaver, muskrat, river otter, mink and 76 species of birds.
Brannan Island State Recreation Area is on Highway 160 a few miles south of the city of Rio Vista in Sacramento County on the lower peninsular extension of Brannan Island. It is surrounded by the Sacramento River on the west, Three Mile Slough on the southeast, and Seven Mile Slough on the northeast. With a ten lane launch ramp, over 140 campsites and areas for picnicking and swimming, there are overnight and day use facilities for recreational enjoyment.
Windy Cove is one day use area
windsurfing access, a group picnic
area located at the Ramadas, and Seven
Mile Slough picnic area. The group
picnic facility and Seven Mile Slough
day use area close at sunset. W
Seven Mile Slough picnic area includes picnic tables, barbecues and drinking water. parks.ca.gov
The Ramadas have shaded picnic structures with large barbecues, picnic tables, water and trash receptacles. A large open grassy area is adjacent to the site for games. The closest restroom to the Ramadas is located north of the swim beach along Seven Mile Slough.
Hunting Permit Process at Franks Tract: A Floating Waterfowl Hunting Blind Permit is required to hunt on Franks Tract. It can be aquired through the Delta Sector Office (Brannan Island SRA) 17645 State Hwy 160, Rio Vista, CA 94571 (916) 777-7701.