Harbor is a privately owned Marina, RV & camping resort located
on historic Steamboat Slough in the "historic region"
of the Sacramento-San Joaquin California Delta. Due to its unique
waterfront setting and wonderfully-maintained grounds, we were awarded the designation "2001 Best Small Park" by
the California Travel Park Association, the top honor we can receive in
this state! People started camping on this land in the 1870's and it
baecame an official campground by the 1930's. In the 1940s to 1950's
homes over the water were added within the park grounds, but later removed, and the "trailer" park
and tent camping expanded. starting in the 1940's. By the 1980's the park also added a
covered berth marina. Starting in 1997 under new ownership the RV
park was completely upgraded with new 50 AMP pedistals, engineered
septicsystems, new deep drinking water well and other services. Gravel roads were paved. Yet
the peaceful family-friendly environment of Snug Harbor and the Delta
exists to this day. As some of our patrons who have been coming here
since the 1940's! You can click on any of the photos on our website to see
larger versions of those photos, or else go to a whole page about that
area of Snug Harbor.
We are a quiet, family-oriented
facility and enforce our rules so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful
part of the Delta. We have waterfront rental cottages, some of which
accept pets. Waterfront RV sites and tent sites. Dock space
right infront or very nearby and within view. We have a gas dock, small
store, and single-lane boat launch ramp.
WIFI in most areas of the park and even the marina, but the WIFI is
provided by an independent company so sometimes gets a bit slow.
also our News Pages for more about what
others say about us and the delta. Other pages to see:
Snuggle Inn History
Loft slide show
park slide show
Fishing slide show
To do at Snug Harbor
The Golden Gate Dredge railings history
or click on the pages below:
Steamboat Slough Page 1
and Page 2 (we had to
split it up since we have so many maps and graphics, which make the pages
also: Video of travel in
the Delta in the 1850's
Shipwrecks of Steamboat Slough
from 1848 to 1890
Videos of Snug Harbor and the Delta
Resorts, LLC, is located at 3356 Snug Harbor Dr., Walnut Grove, CA 95690
but we are physically closer to Rio vista when using the ferry on State
Route 84, also known as the Ryer Island Ferry and Real McCoy Ferry.
Note: street names of Port Lane, Starboard Lane and Marina View
Circle are all located within resort grounds.
Snug Harbor has
shady WATERFRONT RV Sites
that come with full hook-ups and docks are available right in
front or nearby. We also have wind
& current-protected Covered
Berths! Over the last five years we added the "Snuggle
Inns" which are
waterfront rental cabin or vacation
rentals accommodations. We also added new bathroom facilities (ADA
compliant) a small tent-style club house, improved our boat launch area,
and improved the road access. Our marina area has also received some
upgrades when our covered berths received new roofing, replacement of
floats as needed, new decking and new dock boxes.
Snug Harbor is a peninsula situated off Ryer Island, about 10
from Rio Vista. From Rio Vista one would use the Rio Vista (also
called Real McCoy) Ferry to reach us by crossing the Sacramento Deep Water
Channel, or the J-Mac Ferry on Steamboat Slough. For those
with very large RV's who visit us, or those shy of using one of the
two ferries serving the island, there's a bridge onto Ryer Island at the
north end, accessed by Courtland Road off Hwy. 160. Our physical
address is: 3356 Snug
Harbor Drive (On Ryer Island), Walnut Grove, CA 95690
You might want to take a look at the
map of the area
Waterfront Snuggle Inns
Evening beach play with cousins
We were on the cover of the 2009 official guide to California campgrounds!
Photos from our patrons:
1940-s to 1950's at Snug Harbor:
Snug Harbor is a
family-friendly park perfect for those in our midst who love to fish,
water ski, swim, boat, canoe or PWC. As we get many visitors
with children of all ages, we have a good supply of "loan out" games such
as volleyball, croquet, bocce' ball, badminton and horse shoes for
family entertainment. We have a nice small-child play gym near the
office area of the resort. Bike riding is fine
in the park, but we ask that no very loud motorized bikes, cycles or scooters be
used in the park to maintain our quiet, peaceful setting.
Our motto: "There are no
strangers here...only family, old friends and newly-found friends"
peninsula on which Snug Harbor resides has a colorful past. It
was an original and natural island when the region was all wet marshes and
no levees were yet built. During the Gold Rush days, 49ers traveling
from Sacramento to San Francisco on the Delta King or Delta Queen
Paddlewheels would take the "midnight run" down "Steamboat Slough" and
right past our shores. Those with their own boats would stop and
camp along Steamboat Slough, no doubt spending peaceful nights on our
"island". In the later 1800's the Blake family purchased a
small island on Steamboat Slough.
1906 Survey Map.
It was sold, eventually became a peninsula attached to
much larger adjacent Ryer Island when the USACE used the north end of the
island for a dredge sediment dumping site. Starting about 1949, the
Martin Family, who owned the whole peninsula, started selling off parcels
to friends who wanted to have summer homes along the peninsula. In
the meantime, a popular camping resort cropped up. In the 1960's got
its present name, "Snug
Harbor" because "Snug Cove" was such a perfect name for the cove created
when the peninsula connection was made.
Snug Harbor has about all the amenities you'd want for a peaceful,
relaxing and fun vacation. And any amenity we don't have is very
close by. On site are rental "cabins" we call "Snuggle Inns".
We have a small store, gas dock, boat launch, dry storage, covered berths,
open slips and side ties, shady waterfront RV sites, a few tent sites as
well, guest docks, lend-out video and book library and very friendly
staff. For park layout, go to park map.
Nearby (15 minutes or so from
Snug Harbor) are 25+ quaint little
you can get to by boat on the waterways, or by vehicle traveling the
Delta's "asphalt sloughs". There's also 3 golf courses in the Delta,
the largest being in Rio Vista, near us. There's grocery stores,
sundries, churches, medical offices in Rio Vista and Walnut Grove as well.
More information available about the Delta, Delta "Loop" tours, Delta
restaurants, etc. Use navigation bar to the left for more info.
This web site has at least 200 different photos of Snug Harbor and the
Delta, so we suggest you check the photos pages and the other information
pages contained here.
More photos of resort
Snug Harbor Resorts, LLC 3356 Snug Harbor
Dr., Walnut Grove, CA 95690
We put a video on Youtube at which you can see
or you can go to Youtube and this video is under the title "Snug Harbor
on Steamboat Slough" at