Located in western Sonoma County, a little over an hour north of San Francisco,  the Russian River area is known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking redwoods, stunning coast, and, of course, the river itself. Come for the kayaking, the wine tasting, the restaurants, and much, much more.

The Russian River Resort Area begins in the vineyard towns of the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys — CloverdaleGeyservilleHealdsburg, and Windsor— and meanders through the redwood forests and beaches of ForestvilleGuernevilleMonte Rio, and Duncans Mills, before making its way to Jenner, where it meets the Pacific Ocean in one of northern California's most beautiful beaches.

Near the River and not to be missed are the charming inland towns of Freestone, Cazadero, GratonOccidental, and Sebastopol, as well as the coastal towns that pepper the Sonoma Coast from Bodega Bay all the way to Gualala, just over the Mendocino County border.

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the towns

the vineyard towns

Cloverdale, geyserville, healdsburg & Windsor

The most northern part of the Russian River area includes the towns of Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, and Windsor, known for their vineyards and scenic drives.

Hacienda Bridge and Beach - Forestville

the river towns

Forestville, Guerneville, Monte Rio, and Duncans Mills

Known as the Russian River Resort area, the towns of Forestville, Guerneville, Monte Rio, and Duncans Mills are best known for their majestic redwoods and beautiful beaches.

Main Street - Occidental

the inland towns

cazadero, freestone, Graton, Occidental, & sebastopol

The area's charms extend beyond the riverthe inland towns of Cazadero, Freestone, Graton, Occidental, and Sebastopol offer up some of the best shopping, dining, and scenery in the entire area.

coastal towns

Bodega Bay, Jenner, & Gualala

Sonoma County's pristine coast includes long stretches of scenery and the towns of Bodega Bay, Jenner, and Gualala.


getting here


by car - It couldn't be easier—just take the River Road/Russian River Resort Area exit just north of Santa Rosa and head west.

by bus - Sonoma County Transit Route 20 runs from Santa Rosa to Monte Rio every day. The local bus, Sonoma County Transit Route 28 run between Guerneville and Occidental, Monday through Friday.



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