• Kayakers at Spring Lake

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
  • Accessible Areas
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Paddling
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming Lifeguarded

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.

More Things to Do

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.

  • When: October 30, 2021 from 4:30 6:30 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park, Violetti entrance
    What goes whoooo in the night? Did you hear that howl? This program is all about the creepy and crawlies of Spring Lake Regional Park – don’t worry no one will bite. Join us for a late afternoon paddle while learning about all types of our nighttime critters. 

  • When: November 3, 2021 from 3:00 4:30 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park, Environmental Discovery Center
    Children ages 7-11 are invited to explore and learn about different local habitats through art. Join us in experimenting with variety of art mediums and techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces during this three-week, after-school art series. 

  • When: November 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Bring your junior scientists over to the Environmental Discovery Center to enjoy a kids-only science activity hour. Adults can head out into the park to enjoy rejuvenating, kid-free time in nature! 

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Park Information


Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281


  1. South Entrance
    Campground and boat launch
    5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
  2. North Entrance
    Swimming lagoon, boat rentals and Environmental Discovery Center
    393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

$7 or free for members


7 AM to sunset

Allowed on leash, except on swimming beach

Reserve a campsite