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Spring Start Times

 Thur-Mon: 9 AM - 2 PM

Tue & Wed: By Reservation

for School Breaks & Heat Waves


Hours and days can change to meet weather conditions.

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Russian River Estuary
Marine Protected Area: Ocean and River Nursery

The Most Wildlife Rich Habitat on the Russian River

Adult and Young Wildlife, Seal, Otter, Birds, Whale

Sharing the best ways to view since 1987

"Know Before You Go" Interpretation

Perched River Mouth: Lake Like. Higher Low Tides.
River Mouth Currents Flush Into  Deadly Ocean Waves..

 "Stay back at least 150 feet" from resting or feeding wildlife by land and water. Feeding Prohibited.

Reserve Early:  Call 1-2 days in advance.

Wait times possible for walk ups and same day reservations.

Ask for best start times per our forecasts.

Estuary Forecast: 05/30/23: Spring Mix

Tue: Fairly calm and overcast. Short staff. Closed

Wed: Calm morning, wind potential starts around 1PM.

Thur: PM wind. Temps begin to increase. Start early

Fri-Sat: Sunny with breezes after 2PM

Sun-next Thur: A calm period.


Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach

Spring Mix:  Live Conditions  Ocean Moderates Coastal Temps. Morning lows are generally warmer than inland. Heat waves are much more pleasant on the coast. Calm days and others with seasonal PM and occasional early strong winds.

Start Early Most Days.


Check Back  : Forecasts can change.

See our safety page for  apps to track local conditions.

We use at least 4 apps as none correctly cover all.

We are not responsible for accuracy as forecasts can and do change. Therefore nobody can interpret with full accuracy.

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