Steelhead Beach

Forestville, California

Steelhead Beach is a destination for summer fun on the Russian River. Swimming, paddling, sunbathing, picnicking, and barbecuing are favorite activities here during warm months. Fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing are popular activities year-round.

Canoes and kayaks can be launched from the beach year-round while a launch for larger craft is available October through mid-May. The seasonal launch requires an annual permit ($45 recreational or $75 commercial) and includes access to a seasonal launch at Wohler Bridge

Steelhead Beach includes several short trails that make a nearly 1-mile loop through woods along the riverbank.

ADA access to developed areas, group picnic areas, path to Russian River.

No fires or barbecuing on the beach.

Parking - $7 or free for Sonoma County Regional Parks members
Hours - 7 AM to sunset
Dogs - Allowed on leash
Phone - Work Ranger Station: (707) 433-1625
Work CA Relay: 711

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Russian Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
17°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services, in cooperation with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Sonoma County Water Agency, monitors bacterial levels in the water at beaches on the Russian River, and also monitors Spring Lake Lagoon in cooperation with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department.

Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For current postings, call the Beach Sampling Hotline at (707) 565-6552

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Steelhead Beach

Forestville, California

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Russian Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
17°C
Clear

Steelhead Beach is a destination for summer fun on the Russian River. Swimming, paddling, sunbathing, picnicking, and barbecuing are favorite activities here during warm months. Fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing are popular activities year-round.

Canoes and kayaks can be launched from the beach year-round while a launch for larger craft is available October through mid-May. The seasonal launch requires an annual permit ($45 recreational or $75 commercial) and includes access to a seasonal launch at Wohler Bridge

Steelhead Beach includes several short trails that make a nearly 1-mile loop through woods along the riverbank.

ADA access to developed areas, group picnic areas, path to Russian River.

No fires or barbecuing on the beach.

Parking - $7 or free for Sonoma County Regional Parks members
Hours - 7 AM to sunset
Dogs - Allowed on leash
Phone - Work Ranger Station: (707) 433-1625
Work CA Relay: 711

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services, in cooperation with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Sonoma County Water Agency, monitors bacterial levels in the water at beaches on the Russian River, and also monitors Spring Lake Lagoon in cooperation with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department.

Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For current postings, call the Beach Sampling Hotline at (707) 565-6552

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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