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