Forestville River Access
10584 River Drive, Forestville
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. Read More
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.