Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa is one of Sonoma County's most popular parks, featuring trails, boating, a campground, picnic areas, natural history center, and a summer swimming lagoon.
Spring Lake is a 72-acre reservoir open for boating (electric engines only) and paddling. All boaters must wear a floatation device while on the lake.
Newanga Avenue entrance: A year-round boat ramp is at the end of the park's Newanga Avenue entrance. Trailered boats, kayaks and paddleboards can launch here.
Violetti Road entrance: Summer kayak and paddleboard rentals and the rental launch are at the end of the park's Violetti Road entrance. In September, rentals are available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends only and by online reservation. 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.
Spring Lake features a fresh-water lagoon for recreational swimming during the summer. In September, the lagoon is open only on weekends from 10 a.m. to sunset. Admission is free. Lifeguards are on duty. The lagoon is filtered, chlorinated and tested regularly to ensure it exceeds water-quality standards. The lagoon also features a sandy beach, lawns shaded by redwoods and picnic sites.
With nearly 10 miles of trails, Spring Lake is a favorite destination for hiking, running, biking and horseback riding. Trails include an easy paved route around the lake and connections to Trione-Annadel State Park and the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park.
Spring Lake's campground welcomes tent, trailer, and RV campers year-round and features several sleeping cabins. Reservations are required. First-come, first-served sites are not available.
Spring Lake also offers opportunities for picnicking, fishing, and more.
Spring Lake features wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic areas, camp sites and and access to the Environmental Discovery Center. All-terrain wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact park staff to check out an all-terrain wheelchair.