Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

  • Accessible areas
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Swimming - Lifeguarded

Hours: 7 a.m. - sunset

Parking: $7 per vehicle or free for Regional Parks members

South Entrance: Campground/boat launch - 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa

North Entrance: Swimming lagoon/Lakeside Grill/boat rentals/Environmental Discovery Center - 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

Dogs: Permitted on leash, except on swimming beach. License required.

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic and camp sites, and Environmental Discovery Center. Beach wheelchairs available by request.

Ranger Phone: (707) 539-8092

This 320-acre park in northeast Santa Rosa features trails for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding as well as a summer swimming lagoon, a lake for boating and fishing, a campground, picnic areas, the Environmental Discovery Center, and the Lakeside Grill.


Open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, the spring-fed swimming lagoon features a sandy beach, lawns, picnic tables, and barbecues and is supervised by lifeguards. Admission is free. Parking is $7 (Violetti Road entrance.)

New for 2016 is an inflatable Water Park featuring slides, bounce islands and bridges, climbing cliffs, a trampoline, a balance beam and other floating play stations for children 6 and older and adults. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and all-day admission is $10 for children, $15 for adults and $45 for a family of four. 


The 72-acre lake is open year-round for boating (electric motors only) and paddle sports. The boat ramp can accommodate craft up to 16 feet long (Newanga Avenue entrance.)  

Kayaks, paddleboats and canoes rentals are available at the Lakeside Grill (Violetti Road entrance) daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and on weekends September-October. Hourly rates range from $9 to $21.


Spring Lake has 200 picnic tables with barbecues throughout the park and five group picnic areas available for reservation at (707) 565-2041. 


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. 

Spring Lake Regional Park Trails

Length:9.7 miles of trail

With nearly 10 miles of trails, Spring Lake is one of the most popular walking and hiking destinations in Sonoma County's Regional Parks system.

The paved, wheelchair-accessible Spring Lake Loop forms an easy 2.3 mile circuit around the lake. Unpaved trails such as the Fisherman's Trail and the Horse Loop intersect with the main path, offering alternative routes around the lake and through the park.    

The east side of the park near the Environmental Discovery Center has a network of hillside paths wending through oaks and mixed woods via the Nature and Shady Oaks trails.

Hikes can be extended by connecting to trails in the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park to the west and Annadel State Park to the east.  

Open daily: May through September

Open weekends & holidays: October through April

Open year round: Group campground (by reservation)

Campground Entrance: 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa

Accessibility: Individual and group camping areas

Spring Lake has 31 campsites set amid an oak woodland above the lake. Tent, trailer, and RV campers are welcome. Amenities include potable water, restrooms with electrical outlets, flush toilets and showers, and dump station. There are no RV hook-ups. 

  Detailed camping information and reservations

Environmental Discovery Center
(707) 539-2865

The Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake Regional Park is a natural science museum featuring hands-on displays and interactive exhibits designed primarily for children in the elementary grades.

Public hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays.

Staffed by naturalists, the EDC is a popular destination for weekday field trips and weekend activities for families. At the Environmental Discovery Center, kids can:

  • Learn about habitats and watersheds through exhibits that invite them to touch, climb, crawl, and imagine 
  • Explore a tide pool with live sea creatures, meet Shelby the turtle and get up close to taxidermy wildlife 
  • Conduct earth science experiments
  • Hike with a naturalist and learn about local plants and animals

The Environmental Discovery Center was established in partnership with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and Sonoma County Water Agency.

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