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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. One-hour rentals are $12 per rental, and online reservations are highly recommended.

Bodega Bay           

North Coast