Forestville River Access

10584 River Drive, Forestville
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Paddling

Caution - Harmful Algae May be Present

There are currently no restrictions for recreational use of the Russian River. However, please be advised that potentially harmful algae may be present and care should be taken to keep children and pets away from algae, and prevent them from drinking river water. 

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Weekend Parking

The parking lot often fills to capacity on summer weekends, and rangers will close vehicle entry until space becomes available. Plan to arrive before 10 a.m. on weekends for the best availability. Street parking is limited.

Forestville River Access provides access to the Russian River, just off River Road, via a parking area and a short trail leading to a scenic beach. Known by local's as Mom's Beach, the rocky shore here offers a lovely view of surrounding redwood forest.

This is a great spot to sunbath and watch summer paddlers heading down river. (Lifeguards are not on duty.) 

Alcohol is not allowed in the parking area or on the beach.

Park Information


Forestville River Access

10584 River Drive

Forestville, CA 95436
38.50961944, -122.9222728



7 AM to 30 minutes before sunset

Allowed on leash