Park Blogs

Tent Camping at Doran Regional Park

Tips for Reserving a Sonoma County Campsite

Thinking about camping in Sonoma County this summer? If so and if you want to nab the best spot, reserve your campsite today. The earlier you reserve, the better your chance of ending up with a campsite that matches your needs. 

Spring wildflowers

Hit These Sonoma County Trails to Celebrate Spring

The sun is shining and the temperature is mild – spring is the perfect time to enjoy a hike at one of your favorite Sonoma County parks. So, download a park map, fill that water bottle and start exploring.

Picnic table with a view from the Umbrella Tree at North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

On the Trail to Spring Picnics in Sonoma County 

Spring in Sonoma County is practically a Technicolor experience, and a picnic in the park is one of the best ways to enjoy the season's vivid beauty. You can discover more remote picnic sites, where you're immersed in the sights, sounds and scents of spring.

Hikers at Spring Lake 750

Happy Trails: What it Takes to Make a Good Hiking Trail

Sonoma County’s Regional Parks have a wide selection of trails to choose from: 150 miles of trails to be exact. What goes into making a good trail? More than meets the eye.

Cows grazing alongside hikers at Crane Creek Regional Park

Sharing Sonoma County trails with cows

We graze cattle seasonally at Taylor Mountain, Crane Creek, and North Sonoma Mountain regional parks – and year-round at Tolay Lake Regional Park. Grazing in these parks has many benefits such as reducing wildfire risk and promoting native biodiversity. (Learn more about why we graze your parklands here.) Sharing trails with cattle might be a bit intimidating at first, so here are some tips for feeling more comfortable when hiking or biking in grazing parks.

Butterfly on the Laguna de Santa Rosa trail

Butterfly Secrets: Wing Design, Navigation Skills & Other Cool Butterfly Facts

Fluttering waves of painted lady butterflies have been passing through Sonoma County’s parks on their way to Canada, dancing north by the millions, thanks to the bountiful rains in Southern California this year.

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