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.