The park opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset.
$7 per vehicle
Permitted on leash no longer than 6 feet. License required.
No swimming in the lakes.
Gravel wheelchair-accessible trails and accessible group picnic areas.
Located along the Russian River, Riverfront Regional Park is just minutes west of downtown Windsor and surrounded by classic Wine Country scenery. The park features two beautiful lakes for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddling. A 2-mile trail loops around the larger lake, Lake Benoist, with a short spur to a small beach on the Russian River. A .5-mile trail winds through a majestic grove of coast redwoods. The redwood forest also features one of Regional Parks' largest and loveliest group picnic areas with a large barbecue, a volleyball area, and a horseshoe pit.
The park's master plan identifies opportunities for additional trails, picnic areas, a Lake Benoist boat launch, and boating access to the Russian River.
Riverfront Regional Park Trails
Length:3.12 miles of trails
Riverfront Regional Park is located just outside of the town of Windsor and includes 3.12 miles of trail. The primary trail leads from the parking lot to a loop around Lake Benoist, one of two reclaimed gravel pits within the park. While swimming is prohibited, the lakes are popular with fishermen and non-motorized boating is allowed. The Redwood Hill Trail offers a pleasant climb up and over a small hill from the picnic area, passing through oak woodland. Equestrians are allowed on the Lake Benoist Loop Trail, and facilities include equestrian parking and hitching posts.
Wildflower Walk - 50th Anniversary Edition - March 14, 2017
Mar 14, 2017 5:30 PM
Settle Down at Sun Down - March 16, 2017
Mar 16, 2017 5:30 PM
Wildflower Walks - 50th Anniversary Edition - March 18, 2017
Mar 18, 2017 10:00 AM
Trails for Tots - March 24, 2017
Mar 24, 2017 10:00 AM
Winging It Wednesday - March 29, 2017
Mar 29, 2017 8:30 AM
Great Blue Heron Walk - April 4, 2017
Apr 4, 2017 6:00 PM
Volunteer on Earth Day at Riverfront - April 22, 2017
Apr 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Great Blue Heron Walk - April 25, 2017
Apr 25, 2017 6:00 PM
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Paddle Board Rentals
Try the sport of paddle boarding and explore beautiful Lake Benoist or the Russian River.
Russian River Paddle Boards, a private outfitter, now offers seasonal rentals at Riverfront Regional Park. Rentals are typically available on weekend afternoons in summer and fall or by appointment. Guided paddle board tours on the lake or river also are available by appointment.
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