Things to Do at Spring Lake

Camping

Spring Lake's 31 campsites are set in a lovely oak woodland above the lake. Spring Lake offers a wilderness camping experience near city conveniences and easy access to Sonoma County's Wine Country. Tent, trailer, RV and cabin campers are welcome. Read more

Walking/Hiking/Biking

Spring Lake trails include an easy 2.3-mile paved route as well as miles of unpaved trails weaving through the park. Walkers, hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers can extend their adventures on connecting trails in Trione-Annadel State Park and the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park. 

Picnics

Spring Lake offers numerous picnic tables with barbecue grills throughout the park as well as five group picnic areas available for reservation at (707) 565-2041.

Swimming

Spring Lake's swimming lagoon is open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The lagoon features a floating, inflatable play zone as well as areas for recreational swimming, picnicking and sunbathing. Read more

Environmental Discovery Center

The Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake is a natural history center featuring hands-on displays and exhibits for children and families. Read more

Boating and Paddling

Spring Lake is a 72-acre reservoir open for boating (electric motors only) and paddling. A year-round boat ramp is accessed from the Newanga Avenue entrance. Kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and pedal boat rentals are available daily in the summer and on weekends only in September near the swimming lagoon at the Violetti Road entrance. Rates start at $12 an hour.

Summer boat rental hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with the last rental at 5 p.m.) September boat rental hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the last rental at 4 p.m.)

Fishing

Large-mouth bass, sunfish and catfish can be caught year-round at Spring Lake. A California fishing license is required for anglers 16 and older. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, fishing poles and bait are available for rent/purchase from the concession stand near the swimming lagoon. 

Park Information

Address

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281

Entrances:

  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

Parking
$7 or free for members

Hours

7 AM to sunset

Dogs
Allowed on leash, except on swimming beach

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Maps