Steelhead Beach Regional Park

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

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 while a launch for larger craft is available October through mid-May. 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 or barbecues are not allowed on the beach.

UPDATED August 1, 2019
Commercial buses must make a reservation in order to enter the park on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day 2019 through September 30, 2020. To obtain a reservation, email or call (707) 565-2041 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


ADA access to developed areas, group picnic areas, path to 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