Steelhead Beach Regional Park

9000 River Road, Forestville
  • Accessible Areas
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Paddling
  • Picnic Area

Russian River beaches are busy in the summer, and park entrances close temporarily when lots fill. Arrive early for the best chance of finding parking or take the new Regional Parks River Shuttle, which runs from Tom Schopflin Fields in Santa Rosa to Steelhead and Sunset beaches on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 26. 

Steelhead Beach is a destination for summer fun on the Russian River. Swimming, paddling, sunbathing, picnicking, and barbecuing are favorite summer activities at this park. Fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing are popular activities year-round.

Steelhead Beach is a recommended launch point for summer tubing and paddleboard trips on the river. See our blog post on how to plan a float trip

Canoes and kayaks can be launched from the beach year-round, and a boat launch for larger craft is available October through mid-May. Access to the seasonal launch requires an annual permit ($45 recreational or $75 commercial) and includes access to a seasonal launch at Wohler Bridge.


Steelhead Beach includes several short trails that make a nearly 1-mile loop through woods along the riverbank. 


Alcohol consumption is not allowed in the park or on the beach from May 1 - Sep 30. Fires and barbecues are not allowed on the beach. Commercial bus access is not allowed.

Take your Raft/Tube

Do not leave rafts and tubes on the beach at the end of your visit. All flotation devices left behind are trash and can pollute the river and harm wildlife. Please practice Leave No Trace principles


Lifeguards are not on duty. Loaner life vests are available for free use at the during the summer. Look for the life vest stands on the beach.


ADA access is available to developed areas, group picnic areas and to the Russian River.

Park Information


Steelhead Beach Regional Park

9000 River Road

Forestville, CA 95436
38.49593389, -122.8991681

$7 or free for members


7 AM to sunset

Allowed on leash

Park Map