Outdoor Fun in Sonoma Country

Nestled in the coastal mountains of northern Sonoma County, 30 miles north of Santa Rosa, Lake Sonoma Recreation Area offers a beautiful freshwater reservoir for boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and water skiing.
The lake is a boater's paradise and a popular fishing spot for trout and bass with winding waterways, inlets, coves, and canyons to explore. The Lake Sonoma Marina, 10 minutes west of Healdsburg in the Dry Creek Valley, offers boat, kayak, jet ski rentals, and fishing supplies. The lake's 53 miles of scenic shoreline offers several recreation and picnic areas, an archery range, a disc golf course, and scenic trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.


Parking: $3; Boat Launch: Free
Sunrise to Sunset


  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Disc Golf