| Gateway to the
Russian River & Sonoma Coast
Where the river meets the waves
in the heart of Sonoma Coast State Park
and the Greater Farallones Sanctuary
Servicing over 20 miles of river year around.
Join us on the water for a unique Sonoma County perspective.
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Reserve Early For The Holidays!
New and Used Kayak & Paddle Clearance Sale!
Gift An Adventure: Certificates By E-Mail
Open Year Around By Reservation!
Reservation Line: Daily 9 AM - 6 PM 707-865-2249
Please call 48 hours in advance and earlier for groups sized 10 to 30.
We're popular! Drop ins are often possible but not guaranteed.
Our activities support education and research
Videos & Reviews
Weekend Sherpa KQED Quest
Estuary / Otter / Mammoth / Whales
Drop ins may be possible.
Fall Into Winter: Start Times:
Fully Staffed: Fri - Mon: 9 AM - 2 PM
Staffed By Advance Reservations: Tue-Thur: 9 AM - 2 PM
Fully Staffed Daily: June through September
See our Google Map Routes.
Multi-Day Routes: Healdsburg, Forestville, Guerneville to Jenner.
2 Hour to Full Day Routes: Monte Rio, Duncan Mills, Jenner by the Sea
Most routes include the opportunity to explore our State Park Estuary, Island and Goat Rock Beach Biological Preserve.
Guided Tours: Morning 10 AM - 2 PM:
Reservations required. Group discounts. We offer interpretive tours for hiking or kayaking with lessons for inquisitive paddlers: Also Sunset, Full Moon & Seasonal Glowing Plankton
Event Tours: Thanksgiving, Solstice, Holiday, New Years... 11/23/15: Harbor Seals, Otter, Whale, Dolphins, Gray Fox
Know Before You Go
Wind and Weather Forecast for Monte Rio
Weather, Wind & Surf: Goat Rock Beach Tower
Weather and Wind: Jenner Estuary
WaterTalk Bulletin Board
Harbor Seal Colony: 50 Yard Restriction: Land & Water
11/23/15: Open River Mouth Currents.
Russian River Height & Flow
Our Seasonal River Mouth Restriction Maps
What's hot now?
Fall through Winter Internships for future
Outdoor Emergency Service, Researchers and Educators.
Apply now to train for paid and volunteer positions
Recent Staff & Intern Training: Join us in practice and group certifications.
CTA and Accomodation Providers : Free Tour
Fund Raising Tours: Help rebuild our State Park Visitor Center
Benefit Valley Fire Folks and Firefighters
Your activities help support
"The Living Classrooms Project" "Sonoma Coast Watch"
Volunteer: Plankton Sampling Algal / Plankton Bloom Map
Most of our activities are within Sonoma Coast State Park
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods: State Park volunteer and community education activities. Join us in supporting their efforts. State Park Docent or Community Education Seminars
Save Our State Parks: Some local locations have already been closed. Join us in helping to fund, restore and preserve our public access.
The Russian River Chamber of Commerce: Local Resources
American Canoe Association : Join Our Kayak Skills & Guide Training
America Outdoors Association: Professional Recreation Providers
American Red Cross: Join Our CPR / First Aide Instruction
Specialized Rescue Inc: Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technicians II
We look forward to sharing the water with you!
Year Round Activities: Book early to ensure availability
Reservation Line: 8AM to 6PM Daily, 707-865-2249
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