• 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

The lagoon opens July 1 for swimming. The lagoon’s inflatable water park will not be installed this year. 

The Environmental Discovery Center is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only. The Otter Café is closed. 

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. Rentals are available by online reservation only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. Rental reservations must be made online in advance or online at the rental area using your cell phone. 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. The lagoon opens July 1, 2021, with daily hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. into September. Admission is free. Lifeguards are on duty daily. 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.

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: July 31, 2021 from 9:30 AM 12:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park Swimming Lagoon
    Learn about water safety at lifeguarded swimming areas with demonstrations and a water safety education talk from Sonoma County Regional Parks’ lifeguards. 

  • When: August 1, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    Shiloh Ranch & Spring Lake Regional Parks
    Aug. 1 - Sept. 29, 2021

    Join REI Co-op for their new race series, Dirt, Sweat & Beers, a 5K/10K run and do-it-yourself cleanup series featuring eight events from June through November in the Bay Area – Sierra. 

  • When: August 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

    Ragle Ranch, Riverfront & Spring Lake Regional Parks
    All summer camps are full.

    Discovery Campers age 7-11 will take discovery walks, get creative, conduct experiments, and look for critters. We'll also enjoy outdoor recreational activities that vary by site and can include: creek exploration, kayaking, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, sport field games, and more!

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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