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Ryer Island
An aerial photograph of an island covered in farmland and surrounded by rivers.
USGS aerial imagery of the island.
Ryer Island is located in Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
Ryer Island
Ryer Island
Location in Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
Ryer Island is located in California
Ryer Island
Ryer Island
Location in California
Ryer Island is located in the United States
Ryer Island
Ryer Island
Location in the United States
Location Northern California
Coordinates 38°14′37″N 121°37′52″W / 38.24357°N 121.63101°W / 38.24357; -121.63101
Adjacent bodies of water Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
Area 11,700 acres (4,700 ha)
State  California
County Solano
Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Canal and sloughs
An aerial photo looking northwest, taken in 2018. Ryer Island can be seen on the bottom.

Ryer Island is an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta surrounded by Miner Slough and Steamboat Slough at their confluence with the Sacramento River, 6.5 miles north-northeast of Rio Vista. It is in Solano County, California, and managed by Reclamation District 501. The 4,750 ha (11,700-acre) island is named in honor of a California pioneer, Dr. Washington M. Ryer, and his family. A map prepared at the time of statehood shows the area divided by the west fork of the Sacramento River, with the western half identified as Priest Island and the eastern half identified as Sutter Island.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) operates two vehicle ferry services to the island, connecting the following state highways:

  • SR 84 south / Ryer Island Ferry, towards Rio Vista
  • SR 220 east / Howard Landing Ferry, towards Ryde

Highway 220 then terminates at Highway 84 on Ryer Island, while the latter leaves the island north on a bridge, and towards West Sacramento.

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