Sherman Island (California)

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Sherman Island
Sherman Island lies north of the town of Antioch, California.
Sherman Island, on left and in foreground, lies north of the city of Antioch, California (on the right). The two are connected by the Antioch Bridge. Sherman Lake lies between the southwestern extent of Sherman Island, in the foreground, and the remainder of Sherman Island.
Sherman Island is located in San Francisco Bay Area
Sherman Island
Sherman Island
Geography
LocationSacramento–San Joaquin River Delta
Coordinates38°03′34″N 121°44′00″W / 38.0593642°N 121.7332878°W / 38.0593642; -121.7332878Coordinates: 38°03′34″N 121°44′00″W / 38.0593642°N 121.7332878°W / 38.0593642; -121.7332878
Area14,000 acres (5,700 ha)
Length9.5 mi (15.3 km) measured SW–NE
Width3.0 mi (4.8 km) measured SE–NW
Demographics
Population233 (2000)[1]
Additional information
Official websitewww.regionalparks.saccounty.net/Parks/SacramentoRiverandDelta/Pages/ShermanIsland.aspx

Sherman Island is an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta at the confluence of the two rivers in Sacramento County, California, two kilometres northeast of Antioch. The 5,500 ha (14,000 acres) island is the meeting point of Sacramento-, Solano-, and Contra Costa-Counties, and is bordered on the north and northwest by the Sacramento River, on the northeast by Three Mile Slough, and on the east, and south west by the San Joaquin River.

Access to the island is provided by California State Route 160, which uses the Antioch Bridge to link Sherman Island with the city of Antioch to the south, and the Three Mile Slough Bridge to link Sherman Island with Brannan Island State Recreation Area to the north.

The southwest of the island features a large marshy area and Sherman Lake where there is fishing and other water sports, particularly windsurfing and kite boarding.

Recreation at Sherman Island

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, James C. (May 2009). Sherman Island Five Year Plan SH 08-3.0 (PDF) (Report). Reclamation District 341. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 June 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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