| 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 and "Specializing in our wildlife rich Managed Marine Recreation Area in the estuary".
Join us on the water for a unique Sonoma County perspective.
Open Year Around By Reservation!
Our activities support education and research
What's Hot Now?
Intern Applications and Paid Training
Bioluminescent Plankton Night Tours
Best Dates: Aug 25-31, Sept 23-30
Possible: Aug 23-25, Sept 1-4 and 20-23, Oct 1-3
They Glow In The Dark! See fish, shrimp, seals!
New and Used Kayak & Paddle Clearance Sale!
Whales, Dolphins, American White Pelicans, Harbor Seal Pups!
CTA and Accomodation Provider Free Tour: Share Your Experience!
Fund Raising Tours: Help rebuild our State Park Visitor Center
Gift An Adventure: Certificates By E-Mail
Videos & Reviews
Weekend Sherpa KQED Quest
Estuary / Otter / Mammoth / Whales
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Reservation Line: Daily 8 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.
Know Before You Go
Estuary Forecast: Lake like conditions have returned. Occasional strong afternoon winds on some days. Check the forecast link.
Weather, Wind & Surf: Goat Rock Beach Tower
WaterTalk Bulletin Board
Harbor Seal Colony: 100 Yard Restriction: Land & Water
Avoid Open River Mouth Currents
Russian River Height & Flow: Use Hacienda For Estuary
Rain Season Rental Limitations: Guided Only 5,000 to 15,000 CFS.
Our Seasonal River Mouth Restriction Maps
Apply and train now!
Internships, Training and Experience for Future
Outdoor Emergency Service, Researchers and Educators.
Apply now for paid and volunteer positions
Staff & Intern Training: Join us in practice and group certifications.
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: 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
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