Things to Do at Spring Lake

Camping

Spring Lake's 31 campsites are set in a lovely oak woodland above the lake. Camping here offers a wilderness experience near city conveniences and easy access to Sonoma County's Wine Country. Tent, trailer, RV and cabin campers are welcome. Read more

Walking/Hiking/Biking

Spring Lake trails include an easy 2.3-mile paved route as well as miles of unpaved trails weaving through the park. Walkers, hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers can extend their adventures on connecting trails in Trione-Annadel State Park and the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park. 

Picnics

Spring Lake offers numerous picnic tables with barbecue grills throughout the park as well as five group picnic areas available for reservation at (707) 565-2041.

Swimming

Spring Lake's swimming lagoon is open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The lagoon features a floating, inflatable play zone as well as areas for recreational swimming, picnicking and sunbathing. Read more

Environmental Discovery Center

The Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake is a natural history center featuring hands-on displays and exhibits for children and families. Read more

Boating and Paddling

Spring Lake is a 72-acre reservoir open for boating (electric motors only) and kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. A year-round boat ramp is accessed from the Newanga Avenue entrance. Kayak, canoe, paddle board, and pedal boat rentals are available daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day near the swimming lagoon at the Violetti Road entrance. Rentals are available 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (with the last rental at 5 p.m.) Rates start at $12 an hour.

Fishing

Large-mouth bass, sunfish and catfish can be caught year-round at Spring Lake. A California fishing license is required for fishermen 16 and older. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, bait ($4/container) is available for purchase. 

Park Information

Address

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281

Entrances:

  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

Parking
$7 or free for members

Hours

7 AM to sunset

Dogs
Allowed on leash, except on swimming beach

Reserve a campsite

Maps