Description - Welcome to the Upper and Lower Sunrise Recreation Areas, two of Sacramento County's many jewels. These parks provide recreation and education for thousands of visitors each year. The park is divided into two areas, Upper Sunrise and Lower Sunrise. Upper Sunrise has a boat launch, while Lower Sunrise provides fishing, equestrian trails, picnicking and nature walks. Both Upper and Lower Sunrise provide special interests and visitors with ample sights to see.
- A boat launch in Upper Sunrise provides enough space to safely launch a small recreational boat or raft into the swift river. The historic Fair Oaks Bridge, site of a feature film or two and hundreds of enjoyable walks and bike rides, can also be found here.
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 - Paddling sports, viewing a historic site, and enjoy trails are the featured recreations at Upper Sunrise.
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.
From U.S. Highway 50, exit at the Sunrise Blvd. off-ramp. Head north. Just before the American River overpass, turn right into the park entrance, which is marked by a sign. Past the entry kiosk, turn left to get to Lower Sunrise and right to enter Upper Sunrise. Upper Sunrise may also be accessed from Gold Country Blvd. just west of Hazel Avenue (north of Highway 50). The fish hatchery parking lot is accessible only from the Hazel Avenue access to Upper Sunrise.