Special Events

Special Events


The Aquatic Center hosts many special events throughout the year and everyone is always welcome to attend.  Some events include rowing, kayaking, sailing and triathlon races.  There is always something going on at the Aquatic Center, so please check the schedule below to find out the special events that will be happening.

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2022 Proposed Schedule 

Date Day Event Location
Cancelled Saturday Golden State Indoor Rowing Championships  
February 12 Saturday Special Olympics Polar Lunge AC Beach, South Canal
March 5 Saturday Sac State Men’s Crew Dual Nimbus Flat
March 12 Saturday Sac State Invitational (Humboldt, UCSD, OCC, St. Mary’s, Portland, Mills) Nimbus Flat
March 19-20 Saturday – Sunday Hornet Invite (SDSU, Kansas St., SMC) Sunday Racing 8-10am only Nimbus Flat
April 2 Saturday Sac State Men’s Club Dual Race Nimbus Flat
April 9 Saturday – Sunday Capital Crew League Race  Nimbus Flat
April 23 Saturday CC League Race (and Senior Day) Nimbus Flat
April 29-May 1 Saturday – Sunday  Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships (WIRA) Nimbus Flat
May 6-8 Friday – Sunday Southwest Junior Rowing Association Championships Nimbus Flat
May 14 Saturday  West Coast Conference Championships/Men’s Western Sprints/Pacific Coast Rowing Championships   Nimbus Flat
May 15 Sunday Gold Rush Masters Regatta Nimbus Flat
October 29 Saturday  Head of the American Regatta (Masters, Collegiate & Youth) Nimbus Flat

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Helpful Tips

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is located on an 8 acre piece of land which resides within a State Park. Lake Natoma and Nimbus Flat are both part of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.


There is a parking fee for entering the State Park.  This is controlled by California State Parks and is subject to change. 

During major special events there will be a shuttle service to alternative parking areas. Please do not park in the neighboring business’s parking lots. You may be towed. Please only park in designated parking spots. Violators will be cited and/or towed.

Entrance Fees (vary per car and will change according to season)

Car – $10.00 per car
Car with boat - (+ $10.00) $20.00 per rig
Passenger vehicle -  (10-24) $50.00 a day
Passenger vehicle – (+24) $100.00 a day

Special Event Admission Fees

Certain rowing events like PAC 12, NCAA and Junior Rowing Championships will require an additional charge per person as well as per vehicle. Admissions vary from $10 to $16 per day, per person.

All State Park rules apply – no glass and no alcohol.

Special Event

West Coast Conference Championships

May 14, 2022

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center would like to welcome everyone to the WCC and Western Sprints championships.  Below is information for teams, parents, guests and boosters.  The 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. For more information about WCC click here!