Steelhead Beach Regional Park

9000 River Road, Forestville
  • Accessible Areas
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Paddling
  • Picnic Area

Access during the health emergency: This park is experiencing a high number of visitors. Plan to arrive by mid-morning for the best chance of securing parking. The park entrance closes when the parking lot fills. Street parking is not advised, and parking regulations are strictly enforced. Alcohol, large groups and charter bus access are not allowed. Please visit our Covid-19 Parks Status Updates page for more information. 

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.

Park Information


Steelhead Beach Regional Park

9000 River Road

Forestville, CA 95436
38.49593389, -122.8991681

$7 or free for members


7 AM to sunset

Allowed on leash

Park Map