BRANNAN ISLAND STATE RECREATION AREA
Brannan Island State Recreation Area is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This park northeast of San Francisco Bay, has countless islands and marshes with many wildlife habitats and many opportunities for recreation, including boating, windsurfing and swimming.
One of the outstanding water-oriented recreation areas in the world, the area offers great fishing, including 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.
The Visitor Center is open Saturday and Sunday and can open by arrangement with the park staff. Inside are displays on the cultural and natural history of the Delta. A large interactive map of the bay area and Delta is the most fascinating attraction. A small sales area in the Visitor Center offers brochures, maps and unique gift items.