Steelhead Beach Regional Park

9000 River Road, Forestville

  • Accessible areas
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Picnic Facilities

Fishing Prohibited: Due to the severe ongoing drought, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife has enacted low flow fishing closures on the Russian River effective February 21, 2014 through April 30, 2014. Fishing is prohibited during this time.

Hours: The park opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset. The seasonal launch area is open October 1st through May 15th.

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use. Use of the launch area is only available with the annual purchase of a key for $15 and an annual fishing access permit ($30 recreational or $60 commercial).

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required.

Accessibility: Good ADA access to developed areas. Accessible group picnic areas. Accessible path to edge of Russian River.

Restrictions: No fires or barbecuing allowed on the beach.

Ranger Phone: (707) 433-1625

This park offers river access for small craft such as drift boats, kayaks and canoes. It is an excellent spot for birding, viewing river wildlife and for picnicking. A parking lot with 75 spaces, 5 of which are disabled accessible stalls, is located approximately 200 yards from the launch area. Amenities include a seasonal launch area for small craft (gravel adjacent to rivers edge, 4WD strongly recommended), beach area, picnic areas with BBQs and flush toilet.

The small launch area is restricted and only available October 1st through May 15th with the annual purchase of a key for $15 and an annual fishing access permit ($30 recreational or $60 commercial). The key allows access through the gates to the ramps at both Steelhead Beach and Wohler Bridge.

Steelhead Beach Regional Park Trails

Steelhead Beach Regional Park is known best for its beach access to the Russian River. However, this 26 acre park also includes several short trails that may be connected to make a .9 mile loop through a forested area. The path is shaded by impressive cottonwoods, big leaf maple, Oregon ash, and several other riparian species. Restrooms and picnic areas are available at the parking lot.

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