Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships

April 27-28, 2024

Special Event

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center will play host to the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Lake Natoma at the Nimbus Flat State Park.  

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center would like to welcome everyone to the WIRA championships.  Below is information for teams, parents, guests and boosters.  The WIRA championships will be held on Lake Natoma at the Nimbus Flat State Park.  We are fortunate to have such an amazing venue and ask that everyone respect and follow State Park rules and guidelines.

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Participating Schools in 2023

Arizona State University
Cal Poly Humboldt
Cal State Long Beach Crew
Chico State Rowing Club
Lewis & Clark College Crew
Loyola Marymount University Crew
Orange Coast College
Pacific Lutheran University Rowing Program
Pacific University
Sacramento State
Sacramento State Rowing Club
Saint Mary’s College of California
Santa Clara University Rowing
Seattle Pacific University Crew
Seattle University Crew Team
Seattle University Men’s Crew Team
Sonoma State Rowing Club
Southern Oregon University
Stanford University Lightweight Women
University of California – Davis Crew 
University of California – Irvine
University of California – LA
University of California – San Diego Crew
University of California – Santa Barbara
University of California Berkeley Lightweight Rowing
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Oregon Rowing
University of Puget Sound
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
Washington State University Men’s Crew
Western Washington University

Event Information


Admission is $10 per person, per day.  Cash only.  General public, parents, boosters, alumni and family must pay admission to be admitted to the park.  Athlete wristbands will only be accepted on uniformed athletes.  If an athlete wristband is found on someone other than a uniformed athlete the wristband will be cut off and the athlete will not be permitted to get another wristband.  This same rule applies for coaches, riggers and trainers.


Event parking is $10.00 per vehicle and is located at the Gold Point Office Park. Cash is preferred.  A free shuttle will pick up at the Gold Point Office Park 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.   Shuttles will start both Saturday & Sunday morning at 6:00 AM.

Google: Gold Point Office Park, Gold River, CA 95670

Weekend 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, turn right onto Tributary Point Drive, follow signs into event parking. 

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 event parking. From the east: Turn left onto Hazel, turn left onto Tributary Point Drive and follow signs to event parking.

Dropping Off

No one will be allowed into the State Park, this includes dropping off athletes or supplies.  We do provide the lot outside the State Park (Hazel 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 event parking areas.

State Park will open at 6:00 AM for drop off. 

Team and Private Shade Tents

Teams may rent a tent along the finish line area by completing the WIRA web form and paying the fees.  There are no private shade tents allowed along the finish line or in the boat storage area.

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