Pedal, Paddle or Fish around Spring Lake

Amid the foothills of eastern Santa Rosa is the 320-acre Spring Lake Regional Park that features a three-acre swimming lagoon and 72-acre Spring Lake.

Here excellent fishing and boating opportunities abound. Those without a boat can rent a canoe or paddleboat. There are also miles of trails for horseback riding, walking, hiking and biking throughout the park— all with beautiful views. Equestrian trails connect with trails in Annadel State Park. The swimming lagoon has lifeguards, a sandy beach, a snack bar, showers and picnic areas. Plenty of campgrounds around the park allow a peaceful night’s sleep. At the educational Visitor’s Center, you’ll find lots of information on the animals and plant life that inhabit the park, as well as maps for a variety of trails. Spring Lake is off Montgomery Drive at 391 Violetti Drive, next to Howarth Park in eastern Santa Rosa. For more information or to reserve a campsite call (707) 539-8092.