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Play in Sonoma County Parks

Crane Creek Regional Park

Sonoma County's parks are destinations for hiking, biking, kayaking, birding and other natural fun.

Activities Calendar

Check our activities calendar and make plans to join our guided outings and events. Come along on a hike, bird walk, family adventure, and other offerings and learn more about your parks.

Bicycle ride on a Santa Rosa Creek Trail

Biking

The Regional Parks offer both paved bike routes for street cycling and unpaved trails for off-road riding. Below is a list of some popular trails. For a full list, visit our Find a Park page and search for parks with biking.

Acorn woodpecker at Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Bird Watching

Sonoma County Regional Parks offer some of the best birding in the region, thanks to its diverse landscapes and location on the Pacific Flyway. Here are a few popular parks for bird-watching. Go to Find a Park for a complete list.

Sailboat and swans at Spring Lake Regional Park

Boating and Paddling

Sonoma County Regional Parks has boat launches along the Sonoma Coast and Russian River as well as on several lakes and a waterway of San Pablo Bay. Kayaking, paddleboarding and canoeing are popular on the lakes at Spring Lake and Riverfront parks, at parks along the Russian River, and on Bodega Harbor.

Doran Regional Park - tent camping

Camping

The Regional Parks feature more than 200 year-round campsites on the Sonoma Coast and in the heart of Wine Country. Tent, trailer, cabin and RV camping is available. Reservations are required and can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Surf Camp at Doran Regional Park

Camps

It’s time for kids to get outside and reap many health benefits – physical, mental and emotional. An early introduction to the outdoors can start a lifelong passion for nature and its stewardship. And what better way to start than exploring our own regional parks?

Fishing from the jetty at Doran Regional Park

Fishing

The Regional Parks offer a variety of fishing locations, from Bodega Bay and North Coast beaches to the Russian River and inland lakes and ponds. For a complete list, visit our Find a Park page and search for parks with fishing.

Hiking at Helen Putnam Regional Park

Hiking

Hiking is by far the most popular activity in Sonoma County's parks. With 150 miles of trails leading to beaches, mountains, forests, lakes, and meadows, it's easy to discover the beauty and benefits of time spent in nature.

Horses at Tolay Lake Regional Park

Horseback riding

The Regional Parks include a variety of multi-use trails open to equestrians.

Youth swimming in the ocean as part of the YES! Coast program

Swimming

Swimming is a popular activity in our parks at beaches on the Sonoma Coast, the Russian River, and Spring Lake. Lifeguarded beaches can be found at Spring Lake Regional Park and Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach.

Tolay Fall Festival

Tolay Fall Festival

The Tolay Fall Festival presents two weekends of old-time, nature-based fun from at Tolay Lake Regional Park southeast of Petaluma.

Hikers on the East Ridge Trail at Tolay Lake Regional Park

Trails Challenge

The Sonoma County Trails Challenge is an invitation to discover your Regional Parks by hiking, running, biking or riding the trails featured in the Trails Challenge guidebook.