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  • several people float on a raft on a large river surrounded by treesRafters floating down the Sacramento River.
  • view of a river through treesView of the Sacramento River from the Yana trail in the Sacramento River Bend Area.
  • a man and his dog float down the river on a raftA colorful raft with a canine friend. Photo courtesy of Barbara Rich
  • water flowing from a mountainHeadwaters of the Sacramento River.

Sacramento River

10 MILES FROM CHICO
The Sacramento River is one of the top destinations for students looking to cool off with a leisurely float downstream. Its headwaters are located in Mt. Shasta, and the river runs 382 miles south, right past Chico. Trees, rock beaches, and valley vistas line the river, so grab an inner tube and a few friends and head down River Road to enjoy!