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Paddling in the Parks

Kids paddling at Spring Lake Regional Park

Kayaking, paddleboarding and canoeing are popular activities at Regional Parks throughout Sonoma County. For a complete list of paddling locations, visit Find a Park and filter by "paddling" or "boat launch" parks.

Russian River

For more information and river itineraries, visit Paddling the Russian River.

Spring Lake Regional Park - Santa Rosa

  • Newanga Avenue entrance - A year-round boat ramp is at the end of the Newanga Avenue entrance. Trailered boats, kayaks and paddleboards can launch here.
  • Violetti Road entrance - From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, kayaks and paddleboards can be rented and launched from the parking area at the end of the Violetti Road entrance. Hourly rental rates for kayaks are $14 for a single and $18 for a tandem. Hourly rental rates for stand-up paddleboards are $14. Online reservations are highly recommended.

Bodega Bay           

North Coast