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Year Round Since 2005

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Very Popular on Weekends!


Summer Start Times

 Thur-Mon: 9 AM - 2 PM

Sat-Sun: Reserve to 4PM

Tue & Wed: By Reservation


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: 06/06/23:

As temps drop inland the estuary calms.

Tue-Wed:The coolest days in this unseasonably low pressure event. Sprinkles Possible.

Thur-Fri: Dress in layers for morning starts. Shed layers by midday. Calm AM with gentle midday breezes that calm into late afternoon and evening sunsets. Great wildlife viewing during misty mornings and partly sunny days.

Sat-Sun: Temps increase. Warmest Days. Mostly Calm.

Next Week: Calm and pleasant. Wed is warmest midweek.


Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach

Jenner Weather:  Real Time Conditions 

Spring Mix: Ocean Moderates Coastal Temps. AM lows are generally warmer than inland. Heat waves are milder on the coast. Calm days with AM mist that clears to sun.  Others start sunny with PM and occasional early strong wind.

Start Early Most Spring 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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