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Russian River Patrol

Kayakers on the Russian River

The award-winning Russian River safety patrol is a roving team of lifeguards and rangers who visit Del Rio Woods, Forestville River Access, Steelhead and Sunset beaches Fridays through Mondays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. They share information about staying safe on the water and help swimmers avoid dangerous situations.

In addition, life vests are available seasonally at these beaches for free self-checkout for the day. Life vest use is highly recommended on the river due to the potential for unseen hazards and changing conditions. 

Regional Parks thanks the following sponsors:  

  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Brush Bernard Certified Public Accountants
  • Syar Industries
  • Calpine
  • The Heck Foundation
  • Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • The Ratto Group