Sacramento River in Sacramento
Nature:The Sacramento River, California's largest river, is your ticket to beating the summer heat and escaping the tumult of everyday life. Flowing 375 miles, from the shadow of Mount Shasta in the north through the Central Valley and the Delta to San Francisco Bay, this river constitutes an irreplaceable resource to Northern California's ecology. Boating: The Sacramento River has a long and rich history. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the river was home to several Native American groups, with dozens of settlements lining its banks.