Head of the American

  • Hosted By: Sacramento State Aquatic Center/Capital
  • 2019 Registered Regatta

This event will be held at Nimbus Flat State Park and racing takes place on Lake Natoma. 

Google Map - Nimbus Flat State Park

Entrance into the State Park: 

Their will be no spectator parking in the State Park due to the size of the event.  All parking will be directed to overflow parking.


No admission fees.


How to get to the Nimbus Flat State Park & Overflow Parking

Directions from Highway 80: Heading West from Auburn or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take the Sierra College Blvd. exit (in the City of Rocklin) and turn South on Sierra College Blvd. In about 6 miles Sierra College Blvd. becomes Hazel Ave., continue South through the town of Orangevale and finally across the American River. 
To overflow: turn right onto Tributary Point Drive, follow signs into overflow parking. To State Park:

Directions from Highway 50**: Heading West from Lake Tahoe or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take the Hazel Ave. (Exit 21).
From the west: go straight off the freeway onto Tributary Point Drive, follow signs to overflow parking.
Front the east: Turn left onto Hazel, turn left onto Tributary Point Drive and follow signs to overflow parking

Event Parking:

Event parking is $10.00 per vehicle and is located at the Hartford & Health Net buildings. CASH ONLY.  A free shuttle will pick up at the Hartford & Health Net buildings and will drop off in the State Park at the finish line tent.  The shuttle buses will run all day until 30 minutes after the last race.  The shuttle does NOT pick up at the fish hatchery.  State park passes will be honored at event parking.

Dropping off:

No one will be allowed to enter the State Park to drop off athletes or supplies.  We do provide the lot outside the State Park (Cal Trans Park & Ride) for loading and unloading.  There will be customer service carts to help transport items and people into the event from this location.  Please note that carts are not for athletes, customer service carts are for general public.  If dropping supplies for team hospitality, you may unload in the Park & Ride and the carts will help you to your tent.  Vehicles may not be left unattended in the Park & Ride.  Carts are not permitted to transport guests to the overflow areas.