Though easily reachable from the Bay Area, there are few accommodations available around the main launch sites. Many come for the day, but many more stay over for the weekend or even longer over the summer.

There is however a local community of hard-core kiters and windsurfers that stay overnight from just the weekends or for longer period.

The Delta is mostly rustic lodging, from tents to cabins, trailers and RVs (though some of these RVs are quite luxurious!).

Sherman Island County Park

Managed by the County of Sacramento, Sherman Island County Park let you park either for the day with a $5-day fee, or camp overnight for an additional $7.50-night fee, for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights. You can also purchase a day-use season pass, starting at $50 for a car and small trailers up to 20 ft, and over for bigger size vehicles (prices stated as of September 2015). Tents are not allowed.

The park has an on-site camp host in the care of Indian Bob and wife Mina. Bob is an avid windsurfer who regularly logs over 250 days on the water each year! Bob takes care of all the maintenance in the park, and Mina is ensuring the smooth operations and fees payments. Both are always eager to help out new comers with park regulations, wind advice and local tips.

Gates close at 9pm, and many go to sleep early for sunrise sessions. Fridays and Saturdays can be party-like due to the younger kiteboarding community, with late BBQs, occasional guitar and drum players, and birthday celebrations. Reopening at 6am, day users can come in and be on the water at sunrise.

Our RV at thre County Park

Rio Viento RV and Trailer Park

A relatively recent new addition, Rio Viento park provides full hookups, has internet access, and private windsurfing launches.

The Sign

Maintained by the RVWA/SIKO association, paying members have access to overnight camping, though non-members can also park for the day providing fees. The site is popular with windsurfers but is not great for kitesurfers due to existing power lines.

The Access & The Powerlines

Short trailers, small RVs as well as tents, can stay overnight on both sites, but there is neither running water nor electricity available. Both are rustic camping conditions. These are by the road so watch for traffic when crossing.

Brannan Island State Recreation Area

The one camping with some amenities – restrooms, showers and drinking water – Brannan Island State Recreation Area is open 7 days a week for camping and day use. Sites are available for tents, RV/Trailers, and two rustic cabins can be also rented.

Major hotel brands are available in nearby Rio Vista about 30 minutes further up the Sacramento River, and in Antioch about 15 min away coming from San Francisco.

You might to check the different kitesurfing launch sites before you decide where to stay – you might want and be able to be right by the launch area.