Winter on the River

on the river

Under gray skies, the American River takes on a different mood. The river’s ripples and swirls, now frigid, may seem unwelcoming, yet they continue to lure people for recreation, work and silent waterside reflection. Our photographer ventured into the crisp winter air to capture scenes from the American River Parkway between Nimbus Fish Hatchery and Discovery Park.

Shadrack Biwott
Runner Shadrack Biwott
Larry Hickey
Larry Hickey, a frequent birder and Sacramento Audubon Society member
Randy Mercado California Fly Guide Service
Randy Mercado of California Fly Guide Service
Karl Bly of American River Lost and Found
Karl Bly of American River Lost and Found
Chris Cullen with American River Parkway Foundation
Chris Cullen is a “mile steward” with the American River Parkway Foundation.
Allyson Seconds hiking along river
Allyson Seconds hikes along the river daily.
Jaime Caluya on the river
Jaime Caluya, owner of stand-up paddleboard shop SUP California in Folsom, on the water at Discovery Park