7 a.m. - sunset
$7 per vehicle or free for Regional Parks members
Campground/boat launch - 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
Swimming lagoon/Lakeside Grill/boat rentals/Environmental Discovery Center - 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
Permitted on leash, except on swimming beach. License required.
Wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic and camp sites, and Environmental Discovery Center. Beach wheelchairs available by request.
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
Environmental Discovery Center, and the
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.)
New for 2016 is the Water Park at the Spring Lake lagoon. 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. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. All-day admission
is $10 for children, $15 for adults and $45 for a family of four. Please read the safety rules and the required waiver (2.42 MB) For more information, please see the Water Park's frequently asked questions.
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.)
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.
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.
Spring Lake has 200 picnic tables with barbecues and five group picnic areas available for reservation at (707) 565-2041.
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.
May through September
Open weekends & holidays:
October through April
Open year round:
Group campground (by reservation)
5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
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
Environmental Discovery Center
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.