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.

Spring Lake Regional Park - Santa Rosa

  • Newanga Avenue entrance - Boat launch. Paddlers can launch from the year-round boat launch at the end of  the park's Newanga Avenue entrance. All paddlers must wear a flotation device while on the lake.
  • Violetti Road entrance - Summer kayak and paddleboard rentals and the rental launch are at the end of the park's Violetti Road entrance. Rentals are available by online reservation only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. Rental reservations must be made online in advance or online at the rental area using your cell phone. Rates start at $12 an hour, and online payment by credit card is required at the time of reservation. Rentals must be returned by 6 p.m. 

Bodega Bay           

North Coast