Sacramento river is the closest to folsom, Discovery park...Restraunts, bars, boardwalks, and from there you are free to cruise all the way from Colusa to San Francisco, the Delta from Stockton to Rio vista. Also from there you can check out the Feather, American, Mokelomne rivers. Time to gas up the boat
I don't mind putting in at Discovery Park, but I sure hate taking out. So many drunk guys around (on their boats), and I got my kids.
Discovery is the best in my opinion, I could do without the homeless people, ...............there is a ramp in West Sac just above the railroad bridge, theres Miller park, Elkhorn, Garcia bend. If you want clear water go to the American river, or the feather river. The restraunts and bars are fun, and you can park in old sac and go walk around town.
I put in at Verona Marina. Take Baseline road to Riego, then to the levee. There were about ten trailers in the parking lot on Sunday. Perfect water and a great beach up river a bout five miles. I have lived next to the Granite Bay launch for about 15 years and only boat on the lake about two or three times a year. The rest of the time, I'm at the river.