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Multi-use trail at Spring Lake Regional Park
Swimming Lagoon at Spring Lake Regional Park
Camping cabins at Spring Lake Regional Park
Trail running at Spring Lake Regional Park
Stand-up paddle boarding at Spring Lake Regional Park

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

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Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa is one of Sonoma County's most popular parks, featuring trails, boating, camping, picnic areas, a parcourse/fitness circuit, the Environmental Discovery Center and a seasonal swimming lagoon, water park and boat rentals.

Entrances

Trails

Spring Lake features nearly 10 miles of trails. Spring Lake Loop Trail is a 2.3-mile paved loop around the lake with views of forested hillsides. The multi-use trail accommodates walkers, runners and cyclists and is partially ADA accessible. The trail elevation is mostly flat, with a brief incline to the main dam.

Unpaved trails such as Fisherman’s Trail and the Horse Loop intertwine with the paved trail and offer less-traveled routes around the lake. Trails connect to adjacent Trione-Annadel State Park and the city of Santa Rosa's Howarth Park.  

Swimming

The Spring Lake swimming lagoon hosts an inflatable, floating water park and lifeguarded swimming from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The lagoon area includes a sandy beach, lawns shaded by redwoods and multiple picnic sites.

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Spring Lake Café

New for the 2024 summer season is the Spring Lake Café! Located near the Swimming Lagoon (Violetti Entrance), the café offers burgers, hot dogs, tacos, grilled oysters, sandwiches, salads, candy, ice cream and cold drinks. View menu (PDF). Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Boating

Spring Lake is a 72-acre reservoir for boating (no gas engines) and paddling. All boaters and paddlers must wear a floatation device. The lake surface is sometimes marked by azolla, an aquatic fern. Azolla growth varies due to weather conditions, and Regional Parks coordinates treatment to have the most lasting benefit for seasonal boating.

  • Newanga Avenue entrance: A year-round paved boat ramp for boats up to 16 feet is at the end of the Newanga Avenue entrance. Trailered boats (electric motors only), kayaks and paddleboards can launch here.
  • Violetti Road entrance: Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The rental launch is near the parking area at the end of the Violetti Road entrance. 

Camping

Spring Lake has 31 campsites set in an oak woodland above the lake. Tent, trailer and RV campers are welcome. Maximum RV length is 31 feet. Three campsites feature sleeping cabins

Reservations are required and can be made up to 12 months in advance online or by calling the reservations office at (707) 565-2267 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Picnics

Numerous picnic tables with barbecue grills are located throughout the park, with five group picnic areas available for reservation.

More Things to Do

  • Environmental Discovery Center: The Environmental Discovery Center is a natural history center featuring hands-on displays and exhibits for children and families. 
  • Fishing: Large-mouth bass, sunfish and catfish can be caught year-round at Spring Lake. A California fishing license is required for anglers 16 and older. Learn more about fishing in our parks.
  • Parcourse/fitness circuit: The park offers an 18-stop parcourse fitness circuit along the route of the Spring Lake Loop trail. Each station has an instructional sign that illustrates the specified exercise.

Accessibility

Spring Lake features wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic areas, campsites and access to the Environmental Discovery Center. Approximately 1.2 miles of the paved Spring Lake Loop trail between the swimming lagoon parking area to the boat launch ramp area has moderate slopes and provides good accessibility. There are a few short stretches of trail where cross slopes exceed standards. In addition, large portions of the Fisherman’s Trail & the Bay Area Ridge Trail are accessible.

All-terrain wheelchairs are available for free use between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchairs can be checked out at the lifeguard station at the swimming lagoon. To ensure access, visitors can pre-arrange use by calling (707) 539-8092.

Park Map

Spring Lake Regional Park Map

Popular Trails to Explore

  • Spring Lake Loop: 2.3 miles
  • Newanga Entry to Boat Launch: 0.8 miles
  • Fishermans Trail: .47 miles
  • South Dam to Jackrabbit Meadows:. 43 miles
  • Horse Loop Trail: 2.6 miles
  • Kerfoot Trail to Howarth Parking: .15 miles

Upcoming events at Spring Lake:

15
JUNE 2024

Asanas Outside Yoga

Spring Lake Regional Park
9:00 am - 10:00 am
15
JUNE 2024

Rainbow Day at Spring Lake Lagoon

Spring Lake Regional Park
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
17
JUNE 2024

Discovery Camp: Spring Lake Water and Nature Adventures

Spring Lake Regional Park
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
18
JUNE 2024

Trivia in the Park!

Spring Lake Regional Park
6:00 pm - 8:00pm