The San Joaquin Delta is an expansive inland river delta in northern
California in the United States. It is formed at the
western edge of the Central Valley by the
Sacramento River at its confluence with the San Joaquin River just east of where the river
enters Suisun Bay (an upper arm of San Francisco Bay). The city of Stockton is located on the San Joaquin River near the southeast edge of the delta.
The delta consists of a myriad of small natural and man-made channels (locally called
sloughs), creating a system of isolated lowland islands and wetlands (defined by dikes or levees). The extensive system of earthen levees has allowed wide-spread farming throughout the delta, one of the most fertile
agricultural areas in California. However, a burst dike can result in the flooding of a vast tract of land. On June 4,
2004, a 350 foot (110 m) section of a levee 10 mi (16 km) west of Stockton collapsed, flooding the Upper Jones Tract, a 648 acre (2.6 km˛) "island".
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The many channels throughout the delta are a popular destination for boating and fishing, and provide habitat for migratory birds. Before the building of more modern highways, automobile transportation throughout the area was accomplished by roadways along the levees and one of the most extensive systems of
cable ferries in
North America. Today, channels of the delta are spanned by over 50
The Sacramento River Delta is given as an example of an
inverted river delta. The fan-shaped area of the of the delta converges downstream, rather than diverging, as the two rivers are forced to exit the Central Valley through the
Coast Range via the narrow channel known as the
Carquinez Strait leading into the
San Francisco Bay
Delta The San Joaquin / Sacramento California Delta is an endless network of rivers, tributaries, and channels that offer an incredible boating experience. Originally used by miners and settlers during the 1848 Gold Rush, the Delta is still as beautiful and mysterious as ever. You can cruise for days, exploring islands, fishing, swimming or sunning.
Delta Chamber The Delta Chamber provides information on area marinas, boating, restaurants, fishing, golf, lodging, cottage rentals, RV & camping, yacht clubs, yacht sales, Delta cities, real estate, member services, and more. The Delta is located on the Northern California Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta.
Delta King The Delta King still floats but no longer cruises. The famous Riverboat Delta King of the 20\'s is beautifully restored and converted to an upscale hotel with a popular restaurant, entertainment, lounge and meeting and banquet facilities. The Delta King is a great getaway for business, romance, fun or relaxation.
Delta Loop Recreation Delta Recreation The Delta Loop is Located in the California Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta, offering over 1000 miles of waterways.
Delta Recreation Welcome to Delta Recreation Providing an abundance of information concerning California Delta Boating, Delta Marinas, Delta Yacht Clubs, Delta Fishing, Delta Water sports and even Delta camping. Please enjoy.
Al the Wops
Better known as Al the Wop's, Al's place was constructed in 1915 by Lee Bing and three partners who ran a Chinese restaurant in Locke. Then in 1934 Al Adami and an associate came up the river from Ryde to become the only non-Chinese business in town
The Story of BJK’s Rib Factory begins with Keith Burks, a native San Franciscan with family roots in
Mississippi. Having family in the South, he learned all about the true art of grilling and smoking. Over
the years he perfected his Southern-Style BBQ and marinade techniques both in his home kitchen where he
cooks for his family daily and on the road for countless gatherings of family and friends.BJK's Rib
||Bob's at the Marina
Bob's at the Marina is famous for its fabulous breakfasts and fantastic lunches. Bob's Giant Hamburger has
been voted 'The Best of the Best' in San Joaquin County nine years straight.
The atmosphere at Garlic Brothers is fun, colorful and lively. The aroma from the wood fire grill and oven
is tantalizing and the food is unique and tasty.
||Herman & Helen's
Herman & Helen's Marina is located at the far west end of Eight Mile Road, which is the Northern-most
Stockton exit off of I-5 or Hwy 99.
||Hotel Del Rio
The hotel as many people call it , was 'the' place to stay when it was built in 1949 by M.C. Valine and
Son's. At the time it was a 'modern' hotel with carpet, private baths, central air and heat, a coffee shop,
a full service bar, entertainment and yes, gaming in the 'back' where the dining room is presently located.
||Korth's Pirate Lair
Korth's Pirates' Lair Marina is known as the 'Garden Spot of the Delta' and has been family-owned since
1937. The marina is located on the confluence of the wide San Joaquin and Mokelumne Rivers. Its
sheltered location provides protection from current and wind. This beautiful setting is comprised of 16
acres which has been developed into a park like setting.
||Landing Bar & Grill
Lundborg Landing is located on Bethel Island, California. Overlooking Franks Tract, Lundborg Landing is
your convenient getaway to water fun on the California Delta.
Lost Isle is a great place to come relax and meet new people in paradise. There are barbecues, picnic
grounds ~ and a lot of amiable company. Yet the back side of the island is primitive with trails that
invite contemplation and tranquil hikes
Welcome to Moore's Riverboat floating restaurant. Are you ready for some fun? Come join us for great
food, good company, fantastic music, and more!
||Orwood Resort Cafe
Orwood Resort offers some of the best food on the Delta. Try the famous Okie Taco. It's sure to fill you
up and keep you coming back for more. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with daily specials and a full service bar.
We welcome you to The Point Waterfront Restaurant in Rio Vista, California. The Point is located on the
West bank of the Sacramento River, gateway to the beautiful California Delta. At The Point, you will enjoy
fine gourmet food, impressive presentations and top of the line service.
Snug Harbor is the Delta's family and pet friendly marina & RV park situated on the calm, fresh waters of
Steamboat Slough. The 21 covered berths are located within Snug Cove to offer added wind and current
protection. Covered berth sizes range from 50' to 28'. Open berths and side ties can be found in Snug Cove
and along our banks on Steamboat Slough.
Tower Park Marina-Resort is the perfect jumping-off point for any sportsman. You can bring your boat, or
rent one, and set a course acrossmiles of glassy water. There are vast, open playgrounds where water-skiers
can test their skill, and secluded sloughs whose depths are home to catfish, striper, and largemouth bass.
It's all right here at Tower Park, the gem of California's inland marinas.
This California Delta landmark is located three miles south of Walnut Grove, on scenic State Highway 160.
You will find the hotel in its peaceful setting on the orchard-lined banks of the Sacramento River.
|| Windmill Cove
Windmill Cove Resort and Marina is located on the Delta just outside of Stockton, CA on the Stockton deep
water channel. Whether you are looking for a place to gas up, get something to eat or drink, or camp for a
few nights; Windmill Cove has it all.
Delta River Cruise Enjoy a river cruise between the historic ports of the Sacramento Delta and the San Francisco Bay where you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, Angel Island, San Pablo and Suisun Bays, Mount Diablo, as well as bridge openings and the quaint towns along the Sacramento River.
Discover The Delta Foundation
Highways: Highway Road Conditions Map
California State Route 4
||State Highway 12
||J4 - Byron Road / Grant Line Road
Locke California Locke was founded in 1915 after a fire broke out in the Chinese section of nearby Walnut Grove. The Chinese who lived in that area decided that it was time to establish a town of their own. A committee of Chinese merchants, led by Lee Bing, was formed. They approached land owner George Locke and inquired if they could build on his land.
Sailing Club: Stockton Sailing Club The Stockton Sailing Club knows that a safe and pleasant environment for you, your family and vessel is important to you. They offer a locked, key-accessed, gated sailboat harbor that features highly efficient in-house security
Stockton Tide Chart
Taste of The Delta
located at the
juncture of Hwy 12, the Mokelumne River's South Fork, and Little Potato
Slough, exists only as a memory these days, although there is considerable
evidence of its vibrant past. It virtually was a ghost town in the 1969 when
Tower Park Marina was established in the old Western Pacific waterside
produce packing sheds that line Little Potato Slough. From here, Delta
produce was shipped by rail to all over the nation. Workers lived in a
"boxcar" village where Tower Park's 400-site RV park is located today.
Between the marina and the neighboring Tower Park Village, on a warm summer
weekend, doubtlessly more people reside here than there ever did during
Terminous' heyday. Two ferries were located at this site, one to Staten
Island and the other to Bouldin Island, the latter one being replaced by a
swing bridge in 1936. Marine repair, groceries, marine canvas, new and used
boat sales, dining, and much more can be found these days in the Terminous
area. Tower Park stages its annual DeltaFest, usually the second weekend in
May. (The Terminous post office was closed years ago and this area now uses
a Lodi address.)
Boating & Fishing Newspaper
Sac-San Joaquin Delta
View - The Ever Present Mount Diablo:
• Mount Diablo
• Mount Diablo Cam
Walnut Grove California The Walnut Grove Area has a very mild climate and an abundance of sunshine the majority of the year. The area is noted for its pleasant Delta breezes which keep it several degrees cooler than the surrounding Sacramento Valley.
Beyond San Joaquin In addition to the various things to do in San Joaquin, the county acts as a hub to even more fun and attractions. From skiing the sierras to a scenic drive along the coast, San Joaquin is your gateway to the best of Northern California.
Night Spots People who need people who need people need places to meet said people, so here's a list of local hot spots. Get your groove on and tell em' you found them on Wright Realtors web site!
Golfing Stockton is also home to many beautiful private and public golf courses including Brookside Country Club, Home of the Candian Tour Northern California Classic, The Reserve at Spanos Park, Stockton Golf and Country Club, and the City of Stockton Public courses, Swenson, Van Buskirk, and Lyons.
Professional Sports Stockton is home to the Stockton Ports Professional Baseball, the Stockton Thunder Professional Hockey, the California Cougars Professional Indoor Soccer, and the Stockton Lightning Professional Arena 2 Football Teams
San Joaquin Valley Fun Fun Page Links; Stockton Recreation; Family Attractions; San Joaquin Valley Fun; Area Night Spots; Golfing; Professional Sports; The Delta; Wineries The Central Valley, California's agricultural heartland and more ...
Ski Resorts Our Guide to Northern California ski connection, your interactive guide to skiing in Northern California and Nevada.
Wineries The Central Valley, California's agricultural heartland, is actually 2 valleys that
stretch almost 500 miles down the center of the state. The Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley are bordered on the east
by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and by the Coast Range to the west. The total acreage under wine grape cultivation in the
Central Valley dwarfs all other California regions.
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Map of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta
Bacon Island Ferry
San Joaquin Delta
Rio Vista Bridge on the Sacramento River
Homes on the Sacramento River
King island Bridge
Potato Slough at Tower Park Photo
Telephoto view of Mount Diablo from the Central Valley
Telephoto view of Mount Diablo from the Central Valley
Mount Diablo from The Central Valley near Tracy
The Central California Valley
The notch just past half way down is the San Francisco Bay
Brannon Island Road
Brannon Island Road
Brannon Island Avoiding Flooding
Venice Island Ferry
Venice Island Ferry
Mt Diablo covered in rare snow - December 2009
4,000 feet Mt. Diablo seen from the Delta
Mt. Diablo seen from a Delta alfalfa field
Bass boat on Whiskey Slough
Cutting the gras, as they called cutting Asparagus
Growing corn on a Delta Island
Ocean going ship on the Stockton Deep Water Channel
Sailboat on a Delta Slough
Highway 4 bridge constructed in 1919. A bridge tender sits in the small house to pivot the bridge for boats