Kings Island (California)

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Kings Island
Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 37°51′29″N121°34′08″W / 37.857982°N 121.568839°W / 37.857982; -121.568839 Coordinates: 37°51′29″N121°34′08″W / 37.857982°N 121.568839°W / 37.857982; -121.568839
Adjacent bodies of water Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
Area8.6 acres (3.5 ha)
Administration
United States
State California
County San Joaquin
From left to right, Widdows Island, Eucalyptus Island and Kings Island. Byron Tract is on the west edge, and Victoria Island is on the east edge. Kings Island and others (California).png
From left to right, Widdows Island, Eucalyptus Island and Kings Island. Byron Tract is on the west edge, and Victoria Island is on the east edge.

Kings Island (formerly Bra's Island) is an island in the Old River in the south Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in San Joaquin County, California, 9.3 miles (15 km) southwest of Stockton. [1] The small 8.6-acre (3.5 ha) island is the smallest of a cluster of delta islands including Eucalyptus Island, Widdows Island, Victoria Island, and Coney Island, adjacent to Clifton Court Forebay. At 3 feet (0.91 m) above sea level with the surrounding waters kept a bay by a levee system, the island is accessible only by the one road from the Clifton Court levee or by boat. It appears on a 1978 United States Geological Survey map of the area. [2]

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Empire Tract Island in California

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Rough and Ready Island Island in California

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kings Island (California)
  2. United States Geological Survey (2015). "Clifton Court Forebay Quadrangle, California" (Map). United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey. 1:24000.