Steelhead Beach, Forestville River Access, Sunset Beach and other Regional Park beaches provide access to the Russian River for fishing, swimming, boating, water sports and sunbathing. Lifeguards patrol river parks intermittently in the summer. 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 pandemic, 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. Visit our Covid-19 Parks Status Updates page for more information.
Water Quality at Russian River Beaches