Steelhead Beach is a destination for summer fun on the Russian River. Swimming, paddling, sunbathing, picnicking, and barbecuing are favorite activities here during warm months. Fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing are popular activities year-round.
Canoes and kayaks can be launched from the beach year-round. Steelhead Beach is a recommended launch point for summer tubing trips on the river. See our blog post for details on how to plan a float trip.
A boat launch for larger craft is available October through mid-May. Access to the seasonal launch requires an annual permit ($45 recreational or $75 commercial) and includes access to a seasonal launch at Wohler Bridge.
Steelhead Beach includes several short trails that make a nearly 1-mile loop through woods along the riverbank.
Alcohol is not allowed in the park from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Fires and barbecues are not allowed on the beach.
Commercial bus access is not allowed during the coronavirus emergency. Group picnic areas are closed.
Safety and Accessibility
Lifeguards are not on duty.
ADA access is available to developed areas, group picnic areas and to the Russian River.