Location:13501 Franklin Blvd. Galt, CA
Phone:916-684-2816

From 99 or I-5, take the Twin Cities Road Exit. From 99, head West. From I-5 head East. Turn South on Franklin Blvd. Visitor Center will be on the East side of Franklin Blvd.

Upcoming events

  • 02/24/2024 9:00 am - 02/24/2024 1:00 pm

    Don’t forget to stop by the Cosumnes River Preserve and check out “Ducks In Scopes”, where preserve docents have a row of scopes set up, some set lower to accommodate children. They’ll focus on giving you good views of the many colorful ducks and geese, as well as some of the more interesting shorebirds such as Black-necked Stilts and Common Snipe. A table display features “Duck Soup”, dishes of water dipped from the pond full of sand fleas, dragonfly nymphs, and other squiggly things that provide the protein the birds are feeding on. A microscope and hand lens provide close-up looks. The Preserve is a quick drive from Sacramento – south on I-5 to Twin Cities Road; left (east) on Twin Cities for 1 mile; then right (south) on Franklin Blvd. The viewing area is in the first parking lot on your right as you drive into the preserve. Come anytime between 10am and 1pm, on the following date.

  • 03/02/2024 9:00 am - 03/02/2024 12:00 pm

    Join Cosumnes River Preserve docents on a guided hike along the River Walk Trail! This hike will take you back to the days when the Plains Miwok once inhabited the Cosumnes River's surrounding landscape.

    You'll learn about the plants and animals they interacted with and the unique ways in which they utilized the land as a part of their everyday lives.

    The route will cover approximately 3.5 miles, but participants that do not wish to walk that far may turn around at any time. This is a great family activity for all ages! This is an outdoor setting in nature, so please dress accordingly with sturdy shoes and layers. There is no potable water, so please bring all the water you'll need for the hike. Binoculars encouraged!

    Meet at 9:00 am on the Visitor Center deck.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • 03/09/2024 9:00 am - 03/09/2024 12:00 pm

    English (Español mas abajo)

    Join us as we look for birds along the Cosumnes River Preserve. Cranes and other birds make their winter homes in our own backyard! It will be a casual bird walk to view some of our feathered residents of the Cosumnes River Preserve. After our bird watching, we will head back to the picnic benches together to enjoy snacks and warm drinks.

    Make sure to bring: layers for cold weather, sunscreen, water, a thermos for the provided drinks (if you have one, so we can reduce waste), walking shoes that you don't mind getting muddy.

    We will meet at the visitor center. Once you find either parking lot, you will walk towards the front of the center. Look for the Latino Outdoors banner and we will greet you there. If you have any trouble finding us. Contact us at 916 707 5330 or 916 622 4880

    See you there!

    Acompañenos mientras buscamos aves a lo largo de la Reserva del Río Cosumnes. ¡Grullas y otras aves hacen sus hogares de invierno en nuestro propio vecindario! Va ser una caminata informal buscando aves, residentes emplumados de la Reserva del Río Cosumnes. Después de observar aves, regresaremos juntos a los bancos de picnic para disfrutar antojos y bebidas calientes.

    Asegúrate de traer: capas para el clima frío, bloqueador solar, agua, un termo para las bebidas proporcionadas (si tienes uno, para que podamos reducir el desperdicio), zapatos para caminar que no te importe ensuciar.

    Empezamos en el centro de visitantes. Una vez que lleguen a cualquiera de los estacionamientos, caminara hacia el frente del centro. Busque el cartel de Latino Outdoors y allí lo recibiremos. Cualquier problema para encontrarnos. Comuniquese con nosotros a 916 707 5330 or 916 622 4880

    ¡Nos Vemos allí!

    Please Register here: LO Sacramento-CV | Duck Duck Goose: Bird Walk with a Waterfowl Expert Tickets, Sat, Mar 9, 2024 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

  • 03/16/2024 9:00 am - 03/16/2024 12:00 pm

    Join experienced naturalists for a leisurely paddle up the Cosumnes River and its peaceful sloughs. We’ll likely see forest birds, raptors, egrets, herons, cormorants, and maybe deer, a beaver and/or an otter. We’ll talk about the flora and fauna found in this riparian corridor, and about the first people to live here, the Plains Miwoks.
    Bring your own boat (canoe, kayak, SUP), paddle, and PFD.
    We will meet at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center Parking lot.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • 04/06/2024 9:00 am - 04/06/2024 12:00 pm

    Join Cosumnes River Preserve docents on a guided hike along the River Walk Trail! This hike will take you back to the days when the Plains Miwok once inhabited the Cosumnes River's surrounding landscape.

    You'll learn about the plants and animals they interacted with and the unique ways in which they utilized the land as a part of their everyday lives.

    The route will cover approximately 3.5 miles, but participants that do not wish to walk that far may turn around at any time. This is a great family activity for all ages! This is an outdoor setting in nature, so please dress accordingly with sturdy shoes and layers. There is no potable water, so please bring all the water you'll need for the hike. Binoculars encouraged!

    Meet at 9:00 am on the Visitor Center deck.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center