Known far and wide as “The Heart of the Delta” Rio Vista’s proximity to the confluence of California’s two mightiest rivers, and the 1000 miles of the delta’s pristine rivers, marshes, and wetlands has made it a Mecca for boaters, fisherman, wildlife enthusiasts, bird watc Lush Deltahers, wind surfers, and people in general who seek a friendly smile, a slower pace, and a tranquil atmosphere. Come see for yourself why we call Rio Vista a “Diamond in the Rough”.
If you tell most folks from anywhere outside the Delta you’re from Rio Vista, the usual response is “Never heard of it, where is it?” To reply “It’s about mid-way between Sacramento andDowntown_Rio_Vista San Francisco” doesn’t seem to invoke much recognition. But tell them “It’s the town that ‘Humphrey the Humpback Whale’ came to visit back in the fall of 1985 and in May of 2007 where the Humpback mother and daughter dubbed ‘Delta and Dawn’ got stuck too…” and suddenly everyone seems to know exactly where you’re from! The fact is, that aside from a few celebrity whales once having “vacationed” here and the annual Bass Festival Derby, there is nothing particularly famous nor “infamous” about Rio Vista at all. And that’s just the way most folks here prefer it. If there were a “just the right size” contest for American townships, Rio Vista would most certainly make the finals with: