The park is open 7 a.m.-sunset. The campground is open daily May-September and on weekends and holidays October-April.
$7 per vehicle for day use.
Campground/boat launch - 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
Environmental Discovery Center/swimming lagoon/Lakeside Grill/boat rentals - 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
Permitted on leashes no longer than 6 feet. License required. Dogs are not allowed on the swimming lagoon beach.
Wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic sites, camping areas, and Environmental Discovery Center. Beach wheelchairs available upon request for the swimming lagoon.
This 320-acre park features trails for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback
riding as well as a 3-acre lagoon for summer swimming, and a 72-acre lake for boating and fishing. Amenities also include a 31-site campground, picnic areas with barbecues, a par course, and the Environmental Discovery Center.
A new addition to the park is the Lakeside Grill, a seasonal cafe at the swimming lagoon. Lakeside Grill features a cook-to-order menu, bistro seating on the beach, wine and beer service, free Wi-Fi, and kayak and paddleboat rentals.
Spring Lake has 200 picnic tables with barbecues throughout the park and five group picnic areas available for reservation at (707) 565-2041.
The spring-fed swimming lagoon is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Staffed by lifeguards, the lagoon is ringed by a sandy beach, lawns, picnic sites, and redwood trees. Inner tube rentals are available at the Lakeside Grill. The water is chlorinated, circulated and regularly monitored by Sonoma County Health Services. Samples consistently exceed all state water-quality requirements. The swimming lagoon is reached via the Violetti Road entrance. Admission is free. Parking is $7.
The 72-acre lake is open year-round for boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing. The boat ramp - reached via the Newanga Avenue entrance - can accommodate craft up to 16 feet long. Electric motors are permitted, but gas motors are not. Life jackets must be worn on the lake.
Kayaks, paddleboats and canoes are available for rent at the Lakeside Grill from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
and on weekends September-October. Hourly rates are: $9 for a single kayak; $12 for a double kayak; $14 for a two-person paddleboat; $18 for a four-person paddleboat; $16-$21 for canoes; and $13 for water bikes. The boat rental launch is near the lower parking lot of the Violetti Road entrance.
Fishing is a popular activity on Spring Lake. Large-mouth bass, sunfish and catfish can be caught year-round. A California fishing license is required for fishermen 16 and older.
Spring Lake Regional Park Trails
Length:9.7 miles of trail
Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa is one of the most popular parks in the Sonoma County system. The 320 acre park offers a myriad of trail options totaling 9.7 miles. A paved ADA accessible path known as the Spring Lake Loop forms an easy 2.3 mile circuit around the lake. Dirt trails frequently intersect the loop, and wind through blackberry bushes close to the lakeshore.
The east side of the park near the Environmental Discovery Center offers a network of hillside trails through woodland via the Nature Trail.
Hikes may be extended by connecting trails to Howarth City Park to the west and Annadel State Park to the east, allowing park users to tailor trips to their needs and abilities. Picnic tables and benches are dispersed throughout the park.
Please note that leashed dogs are welcome in both Howarth and Spring Lake parks, but are not permitted in Annadel State Park. Equestrians are welcome at Spring Lake and may take advantage of the equestrian parking area accessed via the Newanga Avenue park entrance. Drinking water is available at most of the restrooms and group picnic areas.
May 1 through September 30.
Open weekends & holidays:
October 1 through April 30.
Open year round:
Group campground (by reservation)
5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
Accessible individual & group camping areas
Spring Lake offers individual and group camping. The campground is open daily from May through September and on weekends and holidays from October through April. The group campground is open year-round by reservation.
Camping amenities include potable water, restrooms with electrical outlets, flush toilets and showers, and dump station. There are no RV hook-ups.
Detailed camping information and reservations >
Family Nature Walks - February 21, 2015
Feb 21, 2015 1:00 PM
Science Saturday - March 7, 2015
Mar 7, 2015 1:00 PM
Family Nature Walks - March 21, 2015
Mar 21, 2015 1:00 PM
Science Saturday - April 4, 2015
Apr 4, 2015 1:00 PM
Family Nature Walks - April 18, 2015
Apr 18, 2015 1:00 PM
Science Saturday - May 2, 2015
May 2, 2015 1:00 PM
Family Nature Walks - May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015 1:00 PM
Science Saturday - June 6, 2015
Jun 6, 2015 1:00 PM
Basic Training Camp Begins June 15, 2015
Jun 15, 2015 9:00 AM
Super Hero Training Camp Begins June 22, 2015
Jun 22, 2015 9:00 AM
View our calendar for more activities
Environmental Discovery Center
The Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa is a natural science museum featuring hands-on displays and interactive exhibits designed primarily for children in the elementary grades. Public hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays.
The Environmental Discovery Center is staffed by naturalists with expertise in the natural sciences and educational programming. The EDC is a popular destination for school field trips and also offers free weekend activities for families. At the Environmental Discovery Center, kids can:
- Learn about healthy habitats and watersheds through exhibits that invite them to touch, climb, crawl and play
- Explore a tide pool with live sea creatures, meet Shelby the turtle and get up close to a taxidermied mountain lion, coyote and other wildlife displays.
- Conduct earth science experiments with Discovery Center naturalists on "Science Saturdays"
- Take a hike with a naturalist and learn about the plants and animals of Spring Lake Park
- Visit on a school field trip or stop by on their own with their families
The Environmental Discovery Center is a partnership established by the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation with Regional Parks and the Sonoma County Water Agency.