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Description - C.M. Goethe Park is one of Sacramento's oldest county parks. A long central road paralleling the river links you to this 444 acre park's many recreation facilities. Wild turkeys and deer rustle in the grass beneath young oaks, while the bright green, carefully cared-for picnic area is a delicious place to stop for lunch. Baptisms have even taken place in the cool water of the American River in this park.

Attractions - C.M. Goethe Park is a welcome stop along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, just across the Harold Richey Bicycle Bridge from William B. Pond Park. The bridge offers a spectacular view of the American River. The park is a common take-out spot for commercial rafting companies and for recreational rafters alike. Horse and hiking trails wind through the park like ribbons of recreational enjoyment. Group picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. C.M. Goethe Park is also a place where Campfire Boys and Girls camp on property shared with the County of Sacramento.

The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Parking fees are collected 365 days a year, even on special event days and on weekends.

Recreation - The park is ideal for hiking, bicycling, horseback and picnicking.

Climate - A generally warm, dry climate prevails in the Central Valley; it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Precipitation in the region falls mainly from October through April. Winter temperatures tip well below freezing producing frost, however, snow is very rare. Summer temperatures above 100 degrees F are part of the normal pattern.

Location - Take U.S. Highway 50 to the Bradshaw Road off-ramp. Turn right at Folsom Boulevard, then follow the brown-and-white signs to the park entrance on Rod Beaudry Drive.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Jessica Needham
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I went hiking and it was beautiful. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The air seemed so fresh and i felt boundless. I felt as if i was in a whole different world and had to ask myself, "Am I stil in sacramento where the streets are always jammed with cars?" I had an awsome time here and i will definitly visit again.

Filed By: Ed (San Jose, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Good spot for a scout troop to float the river & camp! Good swimming. Lots of ticks and Black Widow Spiders lots of shade but still hot.


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Group Picnicking First-Come, First-Served
Yes
ICON Group Picnicking First-Come, First-Served
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Restrictions Apply
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Restrictions Apply
Yes
ICON Rafting Popular Take-Out
Yes
ICON Rafting Popular Take-Out
Yes
ICON Road Biking Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
Yes
ICON Road Biking Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
Yes


More Information

Contact Information:
Sacramento County Parks, Rangers and Operations, 4040 Bradshaw Road , Sacramento, CA, 95827, Phone: 916-875-6961
, info@sacparks.org

Additional Information:
Sacramento County Parks - Sacramento County Parks offers a wide range of activities including hiking, cycling, rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, horseback riding, running, fishing, and much more.

Links:
Sacramento County Parks - Official agency website.

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