Swimming

Due to the Covid-19 health emergency, Spring Lake's swimming lagoon is closed, and the Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach summer dam will not be installed in 2020. Learn more

Lifeguarded Beaches

Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon

Due to the Covid-19 health emergency, Spring Lake's swimming lagoon is closed, and the inflatable playground will not be installed. The Otter Cafe is closed. 

Water Quality at Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon

Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach

Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach is open for wading, swimming, boating and sunbathing on the Russian River. The summer dam will not be installed in 2020, and lifeguards will be on duty intermittently. Alcohol is not allowed. Beach admission is free. Parking is $7 or free with a Regional Parks membership

Russian River Beaches

Steelhead Beach, Forestville River Access, Sunset Beach and other Regional Park beaches on the Russian River are open for swimming, boating, water sports and sunbathing. Lifeguards patrol these parks intermittently. Please use extreme caution if you enter the water. Wear a life vest and follow rules on posted signs. Know your abilities. Swim with a companion, and be aware of hazardous conditions, such as drop offs and currents.

Alcohol is not allowed on beaches. During the Covid-19 health emergency, large gatherings and charter bus access, including passenger drop off and pick up, are not allowed. Street parking regulations in river communities are strictly enforced. 

Please visit our Covid-19 Parks Status Updates page for more information.

Water Quality at Russian River Beaches

Sonoma Coast Beaches

Regional Park beaches along the Sonoma Coast are not patrolled by lifeguards, and with the exception of Doran Beach, swimming or wading in the ocean is not advised because of powerful waves and currents. 

The Vamos a Nadar/Let's Go Swimming program provides summer swim lessons to children and water-safety training for parents in Spanish and English. Due to the Covid-19 health emergency, the Vamos a Nadar program is on hold. 

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Playing it Safe on the Russian River

Girl wearing life vest at Steelhead Beach

Keep you, your family, and friends safe with these tips.