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: 7 a.m. - sunset

Parking: $7 per vehicle or free for Regional Parks members

Launch Fee: $4 for trailered boats

South Entrance: Campground/boat launch - 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa

North Entrance: Swimming lagoon/Lakeside Grill/boat rentals/Environmental Discovery Center - 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

Dogs: Permitted on leash, except on swimming beach. License required.

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic and camp sites, and Environmental Discovery Center. Beach wheelchairs available by request.

Ranger Phone: (707) 539-8092

Spring Lake Regional Park

This 320-acre park in northeast Santa Rosa features trails for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding as well as a summer swimming lagoon, a lake for boating and fishing, a campground, picnic areas, the Environmental Discovery Center, and the Lakeside Grill.

Swimming

A spring-fed swimming lagoon is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The lagoon features a sandy beach, shaded lawns, picnic tables, and barbecues, and is supervised by lifeguards daily. Shallow sections are perfect for young children. Deeper sections are reserved for more-experienced swimmers. Flotation devices are welcome and can be rented at the adjacent Lakeside Grill. Lagoon admission is free. Parking is $7 (Violetti Road entrance.)

Water Park

New for 2016 is the Water Park at the Spring Lake lagoon open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The floating Water Park features slides, bounce islands, bridges, climbing cliffs, trampoline, balance beam and other inflatable play stations for children 6 and older and adults. All-day admission is $10 for children, $15 for adults and $45 for a family of four. Please PDF fileread the safety rules and the required waiver (2.42 MB) For more information, please see the Water Park's frequently asked questions.

Boating

The 72-acre lake is open year-round for boating (electric motors only) and paddle sports. The boat ramp can accommodate craft up to 16 feet long (Newanga Avenue entrance.)  Kayaks, paddleboats and canoes rentals are available at the Lakeside Grill (Violetti Road entrance) daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and on weekends September-October. Hourly rates range from $9 to $21.

Walking/Hiking

With nearly 10 miles of trails, Spring Lake is one of Sonoma County's most popular walking and hiking destinations. The paved Spring Lake Loop forms an easy 2.3-mile circuit around the lake. Unpaved trails such as Fisherman's Trail and Horse Loop intersect with the main path, offering alternative routes around the lake and through the park.

The east side of the park near the Environmental Discovery Center has a network of hillside paths set among oaks and mixed woods. Hikes can be extended by connecting to trails in adjacent Annadel State Park to the east and the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park to the west.  

Picnics

Spring Lake has 200 picnic tables with barbecues and five group picnic areas available for reservation at (707) 565-2041. 

Fishing

Large-mouth bass, sunfish and catfish can be caught year-round at Spring Lake. A California fishing license is required for fishermen 16 and older. 

Open daily: May through September

Open weekends & holidays: October through April

Open year round: Group campground (by reservation)

Campground Entrance: 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa

Accessibility: Individual and group camping areas


Spring Lake has 31 campsites set amid an oak woodland above the lake. Tent, trailer, and RV campers are welcome. 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

New Cabin Camping Available Early 2017

Spring Lake cabinWe are excited to announce a new cabin camping option coming soon to Spring Lake. Regional Parks partnered with Cal Poly Pomona to custom-design three cabin sites that will be available to reserve online early next year. Depending on its size, a cabin can accommodate 4-6 people and each campsite will accommodate an additional 2 tents for a 12 person maximum occupancy. 

Now through September you will see the cabins being delivered and installed at sites 25, 28 and 30 and we appreciate your patience as we work to make them available for your use. 

PDF fileGet a sneak peek at the cabin sites (23.4 MB)

PDF fileRead the Cabin Guide for rates and more information (124 kB)

Environmental Discovery Center
(707) 539-2865

The Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake Regional Park 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.

Staffed by naturalists, the EDC is a popular destination for weekday field trips and weekend activities for families. At the Environmental Discovery Center, kids can:

  • Learn about habitats and watersheds through exhibits that invite them to touch, climb, crawl, and imagine 
  • Explore a tide pool with live sea creatures, meet Shelby the turtle and get up close to taxidermy wildlife 
  • Conduct earth science experiments
  • Hike with a naturalist and learn about local plants and animals

The Environmental Discovery Center was established in partnership with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and Sonoma County Water Agency.

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