Rancho Seco Lake

Rancho Seco Recreational Area

Rancho Seco Lake is now open for swimming, fishing and boating.

Located just 25 miles from downtown Sacramento, you can vacation without leaving town. Amenities include a boathouse, recreation building, laundry facilities, concession building, shade structures, and newly renovated restrooms and showers, making this 400-acre park the perfect weekend getaway.

Call 800-416-6992 for more information.

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Camping and picnicking
40 campsites available to choose from for tent and RV camping. Reservations required for picnic groups of 50 or more people.

Make a reservation

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Rancho Seco welcomes electric motor boats, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats.
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The warm water lake and beach are popular in the summer.
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A fishing license can be purchased on site.
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Experience nature at its best by hiking the historic Howard Ranch Trail.
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Bird watching
The park is home to many different species of birds.
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Wildlife refuge
The Amanda Blake Memorial Wildlife Refuge is a 75-acre sanctuary for captive wildlife and exotic animals.
Area improvements

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