Canoeing & Kayaking

The best way to see the Russian River is by canoe or kayak. You'll want to plan your trip for between mid-May and September (check with the Russian River Chamber of Commerce at (707) 869-9000 for the dates of the season opening and closing).

If you're bringing your own canoe or kayak, the smartest plan is to bring a second car that you can leave at your final put in spot.

If you are renting a canoe or kayak, most places will pick you up at your final destination.

Or take advantage of the area's knowledgeable guides by booking a tour.

There are points in the Russian River where you may be required to carry your canoe over a dam. If this is something you'd like to avoid, be sure to discuss your preferences with the people you're renting your canoe or kayak from - they will steer you in the right direction.

I had the pleasure of taking a canoe trip down the River with a friend last summer and happily share my experience here.

Located in Downtown Guerneville, King’s has what you need - inflatables, cycling, fishing and hunting gear, sporting goods - and more. We also rent canoes, kayaks and fishing gear!

King's Sport
16258 Main Street, Guerneville, (707) 869-2156
kingsrussianriver.com


Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Burke's Canoe Trips - Forestville - (707) 887-1222 - burkescanoetrips.com

Johnson's Beach - Guerneville - (707) 869-2022 - www.johnsonsbeach.com

King's Sport - Guerneville - (707) 869-2156 - kingsrussianriver.com

Mirabel RV Park & Campground - Forestville - (707) 887-2383 - mirabelpark.com

Monte Rio Beach - Monte Rio - (707) 865-2487 - mrrpd.org

River's Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips - Healdsburg - (707) 433-7247 - riversedgekayakandcanoe.com

SOAR/Russian River Adventures - Healdsburg - (707) 433-5599 - soar1.com

WaterTreks - Jenner - (707) 865-2249 - watertreks.com


Canoe & Kayak Guided Tours

Getaway Adventures - Santa Rosa - (800) 499-2453 - getawayadventures.com

Mr. Canoe's Paddlesports - Forestville - (707) 887-7416 - mrcanoespaddlesports.com

WaterTreks - Jenner - (707) 865-2249 - watertreks.com


Water Access

Russian River

Cloverdale River Park - 31820 McCray Road, Cloverdale

Veterans Memorial Beach - 13839 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg

Riverfront Park - 7821 Eastside Road, Windsor 

Wohler Bridge - 9765 Wohler Road, Forestville 

Steelhead Beach - 9000 River Road, Forestville

Mom's Beach - 10584 River Drive, Forestville 

Sunset Beach - 11403 River Road, Forestville

Johnson's Beach - Downtown Guerneville

Monte Rio Beach - Downtown Monte Rio

Jenner Boat Ramp - Downtown Jenner

Coast

(Anywhere you can carry your kayak)
Gualala River's Mouth
Salt Point
Jenner
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Bodega Bay