2. SOUTH-FORK AMERICAN RIVER
The South-Fork American River is the most popular whitewater rafting destination in California! There are numerous rafting tours such as All Outdoors. Most of these tours also take children 8 and older which is perfect for a family activity! If you're new to rafting or you are bringing along family, try Class II-III whitewater rafting. If you're an adrenaline junkie, the Middle fork offers Class IV rapids, and the North Fork offers up to Class V!
3. LAKE NATOMA OR SACRAMENTO STATE AQUATIC CENTER
Sacramento State Aquatic Center is available for the ultimate water lover! This center provides sailing, windsurfing, SUP, kayaking, canoeing, and rowing through either classes or rentals. If you're up for an adventure on the lake, here is more information on boat rentals. If you're more interested in laying out, then there's plenty of time to soak up the sun!
4. FOLSOM LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is just minutes from Rancho Cordova. Even though Folsom Lake offers hiking, biking, camping, horse-riding, and more, we're here for the water activities! We suggest visiting if you have a boat or think you'll rent one for the day. This nearly 12,000-acre lake is ideal for tubing -- just make sure you have your orange signal flag! If you're more of a 'lie on the beach, catch the rays' vacationer, we recommend that you visit Beal's Point at Folsom Lake.
5. WHITE ROCK SPLASH PARK
White Rock Splash Park is the best option for toddlers on our list of topwater activities in Rancho Cordova. From water slides, water cannons, a huge dump bucket, to water jets, this is the place to cool off for the summer! Its location is actually within White Rock Neighborhood Park, the facility is one of the largest splash parks of its kind in northern California. This park is also gated for extra security.
Now, who's ready to splash around?