There are currently
no restrictions for recreational use of the Russian River. However, the public
should be advised that potentially harmful blue-green algae may be present.
Care should be taken to keep children and pets away from algae, and prevent them
from drinking river water. Read more
The park opens at 7 a.m. and closes 30 minutes before sunset.
$7 per vehicle.
Permitted on leash no longer than 6 feet. License required.
ADA access to restroom and picnic areas; 3 accessible parking spaces.
Fires or barbecuing allowed in designated picnic area near the parking lot/trailhead.
Sunset Beach offers easy access to the Russian River and is a popular destination for summer swimming, paddling and picnicking. It is an excellent year-round spot for fishing, birding, wildlife viewing. Amenities include a beach with beautiful views of redwood forest and the Hacienda Bridge and picnic areas.