American River Parkway - Sarah Court


This small riverside area is tucked between private properties. An access ramp and steps provide narrow river access to nearly everyone. A tree-dotted parking area gives way to a steep bank, while the ramp and steps lead to a small, rocky beach. Secluded and little known, this quiet spot may seem at times like your very own private beach.

Fast Facts:

  • Alcohol is prohibited at Sarah Court
  • The vehicle access gates to the eleven-space parking lot are closed during the summer months, but pedestrian traffic is more than welcome.

How to Get There:

From U.S. Highway 50, take the Sunrise Blvd. exit north. Turn left at Fair Oaks Blvd.  Make a left onto Oak Ave.  Then make a right at Boyer Drive, which turns onto Sarah Court. Follow the brown-and-white signs to the parking lot.

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  • Despite its small size, Sarah Court Access supports just about every riverside activity. From the beach, park visitors can enjoy fishing, and nature gazing.

Hours and Fees:

  • This is a walk-in access, and no entry fees are collected.
  • The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Picnics Allowed: Yes

Additional Information:

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