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Forestville River Access

Forestville River Access

10584 River Drive, Forestville, CA 95436

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Forestville River Access provides access to the Russian River, just off River Road, via a parking area and a short trail leading to a scenic beach. Known by locals as "Mom's Beach", the rocky shore offers a lovely view of the surrounding redwood forest.

This is a great spot to sunbath and watch summer paddlers heading down river.


Lifeguards are not on duty. Free loaner life vests are available at the beach during the summer. See our blog post on Russian River safety tips.


  • Alcohol is not allowed in the parking area or on the beach.
  • Fires and barbecues are not allowed on the beach.
  • Dogs allowed on leash, but must remain on leash even while swimming.

Private shuttle and charter buses are not allowed to drop off passengers at any Sonoma County Regional Park on the Russian River except Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach on weekends and holidays, between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Commercial operators are invited to make to make free advanced reservations to transport passengers on the Regional Parks River Shuttle by calling C3 Transportation at (415) 727-7158 at least 48 hours in advance.


Forestville River Access features accessible parking but the path of travel is along the road and the slope down to beach is steep and difficult to navigate. The path to water’s edge is sand and river rock, making it difficult for individuals that use mobility devices.

Park Details

7 AM to 30 minutes before sunset

Allowed on leash

Ranger Station: (707) 433-1625
CA Relay: 711