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

Launch Fee: $4 for trailered boats

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

North Entrance: Swimming lagoon/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

Spring Lake Regional Park

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

Walking/Hiking

With nearly 10 miles of trails, Spring Lake is one of Sonoma County's most popular walking and hiking destinations. The paved Spring Lake Loop is an easy 2.3-mile circuit around the lake. Hikes can be extended by connecting to trails in adjacent Annadel State Park to the east and the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park to the west.  

Picnics

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

Swimming

A spring-fed swimming lagoon is open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The lagoon features areas for free swimming and lap swimming and an inflatable, floating playground for children 6 and older and adults. Lagoon admission is free. Admission to the inflatable playground is $10 per person or $60 for a season pass. The lagoon also features shaded lawns, picnic tables, barbecues, and tube rentals. 

Boating

The 72-acre lake is open year-round for boating (electric motors only) and paddle sports. The boat ramp is accessed from the Newanga Avenue entrance. Kayaks, paddleboards, and pedal boat rentals are available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day near the swimming lagoon, accessed from the Violetti Road entrance.

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. 

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

New Cabin Camping Available Summer 2017

Spring Lake cabinWe are excited to announce new camping cabins available soon at Spring Lake. Regional Parks partnered with Cal Poly Pomona to design three cabins available for reservation in summer 2017. Cabins can accommodate 4-6 people and each cabin site may accommodate an additional 1-2 tents for an 8-person maximum occupancy. We appreciate your patience as we prepare the cabins for opening. 

PDF fileGet a sneak peek at the cabin sites (23.4 MB)

PDF fileRead the Cabin Guide for rates and more information (124 kB)

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. The Discovery Center is located just inside the park's Violetti Road entrance.

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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Spring Lake Regional Park Map
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Spring Lake Regional Park Campground Map
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