• Kayakers at Spring Lake

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
  • Accessible Areas
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Paddling
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming Lifeguarded

The lagoon opens July 1 for swimming. The lagoon’s inflatable water park will not be installed this year. 

The Environmental Discovery Center is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only. The Otter Café is closed. 

Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa is one of Sonoma County's most popular parks, featuring trails, boating, a campground, picnic areas, natural history center, and a summer swimming lagoon.


Spring Lake is a 72-acre reservoir open for boating (electric engines only) and paddling. All boaters must wear a floatation device while on the lake.

Newanga Avenue entrance: A year-round boat ramp is at the end of the park's Newanga Avenue entrance. Trailered boats, kayaks and paddleboards can launch here.

Violetti Road entrance: Summer kayak and paddleboard rentals and the rental launch are at the end of the park's Violetti Road entrance. Rentals are available by online reservation only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. Rental reservations must be made online in advance or online at the rental area using your cell phone. Rates start at $12 an hour, and online payment by credit card is required at the time of reservation. Rentals must be returned by 6 p.m.  


Spring Lake features a fresh-water lagoon for recreational swimming during the summer. The lagoon opens July 1, 2021, with daily hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. into September. Admission is free. Lifeguards are on duty daily. The lagoon is filtered, chlorinated and tested regularly to ensure it exceeds water-quality standards. The lagoon also features a sandy beach, lawns shaded by redwoods and picnic sites. 


With nearly 10 miles of trails, Spring Lake is a favorite destination for hiking, running, biking and horseback riding. Trails include an easy paved route around the lake and connections to Trione-Annadel State Park and the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park. 


Spring Lake's campground welcomes tent, trailer, and RV campers year-round and features several sleeping cabins.

More Things to Do

Spring Lake also offers opportunities for picnicking, fishing, and more.


Spring Lake features wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic areas, camp sites and and access to the Environmental Discovery Center. All-terrain wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact park staff to check out an all-terrain wheelchair.

  • Tomorrow: September 17, 2021 from 6:00 7:30 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park, Newanga Entrance Boat Launch
    Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. 

  • When: September 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park, Violetti Road entrance
    Have you been wanting to checkout more bike trails and work on your biking skills? Well here’s the perfect opportunity join staff and the Sonoma County Bike Coalition for a family friendly bike ride. Participants will learn about bike safety, where they can bike and participate in a ride, of course!

  • When: September 19, 2021 from 12:00 2:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park, Violetti Road entrance
    Have you ever wanted to try kayaking? Now is your chance! Join us for an introduction to kayaking where we’ll talk about safety, how to prepare and, of course, kayak. See Spring Lake from a completely different perspective on the water. 

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Park Information


Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281


  1. South Entrance
    Campground and boat launch
    5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
  2. North Entrance
    Swimming lagoon, boat rentals and Environmental Discovery Center
    393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

$7 or free for members


7 AM to sunset

Allowed on leash, except on swimming beach

Reserve a campsite