Paddling in the Parks

Kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing are popular activities at Regional Parks throughout Sonoma County. For a complete list of paddling locations, visit Find a Park and search for kayaking/canoeing parks.

Russian River

For more information and river itineraries, visit Paddling the Russian River.

Santa Rosa

  • Spring Lake Regional Park - Boat or shore launch. Paddlers can launch from the year-round boat launch reached via the park's Newanga Avenue entrance. All paddlers must wear a flotation device while on the lake. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rental office is next to the swimming lagoon via the park's Violetti Road entrance. Rentals start at $12 and hour. Last rental is at 5 p.m.

Bodega Bay           

North Coast