Hours: The park is open 7 a.m.-sunset. The campground is open daily May-September and on weekends and holidays October-April.
Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use.
South Entrance: Campground/boat launch - 5585 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa
North Entrance: Environmental Discovery Center/swimming lagoon/Lakeside Grill/boat rentals - 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
Dogs: Permitted on leashes no longer than 6 feet. License required. Dogs are not allowed on the swimming lagoon beach.
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible trails, picnic sites, camping areas, and Environmental Discovery Center. Beach wheelchairs available upon request for the swimming lagoon.
Ranger Phone: (707) 539-8092
This 320-acre park features trails for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding as well as a 3-acre lagoon for summer swimming, and a 72-acre lake for boating and fishing. Amenities also include a 31-site campground, picnic areas with barbecues, a par course, and the Environmental Discovery Center.
A new addition to the park is the Lakeside Grill, a seasonal cafe at the swimming lagoon. Lakeside Grill features a cook-to-order menu, bistro seating on the beach, wine and beer service, free Wi-Fi, and kayak and paddleboat rentals.
Spring Lake has 200 picnic tables with barbecues throughout the park and five group picnic areas available for reservation at (707) 565-2041.
The spring-fed swimming lagoon is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Staffed by lifeguards, the lagoon is ringed by a sandy beach, lawns, picnic sites, and redwood trees. Inner tube rentals are available at the Lakeside Grill. The water is chlorinated, circulated and regularly monitored by Sonoma County Health Services. Samples consistently exceed all state water-quality requirements. The swimming lagoon is reached via the Violetti Road entrance. Admission is free. Parking is $7.
The 72-acre lake is open year-round for boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing. The boat ramp - reached via the Newanga Avenue entrance - can accommodate craft up to 16 feet long. Electric motors are permitted, but gas motors are not. Life jackets must be worn on the lake.
Kayaks, paddleboats and canoes are available for rent at the Lakeside Grill from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and on weekends September-October. Hourly rates are: $9 for a single kayak; $12 for a double kayak; $14 for a two-person paddleboat; $18 for a four-person paddleboat; $16-$21 for canoes; and $13 for water bikes. The boat rental launch is near the lower parking lot of the Violetti Road entrance.
Fishing is a popular activity on Spring Lake. Large-mouth bass, sunfish and catfish can be caught year-round. A California fishing license is required for fishermen 16 and older.