Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

  • Accessible areas
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Swimming - Lifeguarded

Hours: The park opens at 7 a.m. and closes at sunset. The campground is open 7 days a week from May 1 through September 30. The campground is open weekends and holidays only during the rest of the year.

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use.

South Entrance: Campground/Boat Launch - 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa

North Entrance: EDC/Swimming Lagoon - 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required. Dogs are allowed on the lawn around the swimming lagoon but not on the sand/beach.

Accessibility: Paved, wheelchair accessible trails. Accessible group picnic, group camping and family camping areas. Beach wheelchairs available upon request. Environmental Discovery Center is wheelchair accessible.

Ranger Phone: (707) 539-8092

This 320 acre park features camping, fishing, picnic areas with barbecues, and five group picnic areas. Trails are available for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The park includes a par course, a 3-acre swimming lagoon and a 72-acre lake.

Don't forget to visit the Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake for a wonderful all-age educational experience. Afterward, stop by the Lakeside Grill, an outdoor dining destination with a healthy menu, bistro seating, wine and beer service, and free Wi-Fi.


There are 200 picnic tables with barbecues located throughout the park, plus five group picnic areas that may be reserved. Call (707) 565-2041 for reservations.


Enjoy the 3-acre swimming lagoon with sandy beach and concession stand. The swimming lagoon is staffed by lifeguards and is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Spring Lake's swimming lagoon is treated with chlorine and tested weekly, and water samples consistently exceed all state water quality requirements.

Dogs are allowed on the lawn around the swimming lagoon but not on the sand/beach.


The 72-acre lake is open year-round and is a wonderful place to windsurf, canoe or paddle boat. Boats are available for rent 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekends through October 6, 2013 from the Concession stand, located near the swimming lagoon. The boat ramp is open year-round and can accommodate watercraft up to 16 feet in length. Boat launch is accessible from Newanga Avenue entrance to the park. US Coast Guard-approved life jackets must be worn on the lake.

 No gas-powered boats are allowed on the lake. Electric motors are permitted.


Fishing at the lake is very popular. Large-mouth bass, sunfish and catfish can be caught year-round. A California fishing license is required for ages 16 and over.

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.

Open daily: May 1st through September 30th.

Open weekends & holidays: October 1st through April 30th.

Open year round: Group campground (by reservation)

Campground Entrance: 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa

Accessibility: Accessible individual & group camping areas

Spring Lake offers individual and group camping. The campground is open daily from May 1st through September 30th. From October 1st through April 30th, the campground is open on weekends and holidays. 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. Please note: there are no RV hook-ups. 

  Detailed camping information and reservations >  

Star Viewing

Apr 24, 2014 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

REI Paddle Demo Day - 2014

Apr 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Environmental Discovery Center Open House

Apr 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Science Saturday 2014

May 3, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Beginners' Bird Walk - May 4

May 4, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Naturally Fit - Trail Running Group - Begins May 13

May 13, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Watershed Walk at Spring Lake

May 15, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Nature Walks

May 17, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Naturally Fit - R.I.P.P.E.D. - Begins June 2

Jun 2, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Science Saturday 2014

Jun 7, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

View our calendar for more activities

Environmental Discovery Center
(707) 539-2865

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.  

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.

Lakeside GrillLakeside Grill logo

Open weekends thru Oct. 6th
Hours:  11 a.m. to sunset
Phone:  (707) 539-2750

Wood-fired pizza, grilled burgers, fresh salads and smoothies are just some of the delicious foods you can enjoy at the Lakeside Grill at Spring Lake Regional Park. Local restaurateur Nino Rabbaa and his team transformed the snack stand near the swimming lagoon into an outdoor dining destination with bistro seating, tableside service and wine and beer service. Be sure to stop by for an alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Visit Lakeside Grill's website >

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