Attention: Use of facility for political events or activities is prohibited.
Attention: Due to low lake levels creating unsafe conditions the following campgrounds will remain closed until further notice: Old Sawmill, Rustlers, Skunk and Thumb

BOAT-IN SITES (LAKE SONOMA), CA

Lake Sonoma's Boat-In Sites are scattered around beautiful Lake Sonoma, only a 45-minute drive north of Santa Rosa and a two-hour drive from San Francisco. World famous vineyards and a land rich in history surround the lake, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the area...

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Overview

Lake Sonoma's Boat-In Sites are scattered around beautiful Lake Sonoma, only a 45-minute drive north of Santa Rosa and a two-hour drive from San Francisco.

World famous vineyards and a land rich in history surround the lake, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the area's extensive trail network.

Natural Features:

Lake Sonoma is nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma County, California. The area typically has cool, foggy, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Temperatures average in the upper 90s during the summer with short periods of higher heat.

Recreation:

The lake provides great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers fish for large and smallmouth bass, catfish and sunfish. A small native population of rainbow trout exists in the waters as well.

Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy exploring several miles of trails that meander along the shoreline.

Facilities:

The lake boasts nearly 100 boat-in campsites. Some sites lie close to the lake's ski zones while others are in more secluded regions perfect for fishing or swimming.

Boaters who wish to camp/sleep on their boats may anchor anywhere within the park, but boats must be equipped with anchor lights. If boaters wish to tie up to the shore, they must be at one of the designated campgrounds.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Marina
  • Pit Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Trails and campsites are located on steep hillsides; hazardous conditions may exist
  • There is no longer a requirement to check-in at the Visitor Center prior to going out to your boat-in campsite. In order to avoid having to pay a duplicate day use fee of $3.00 when you arrive at the park, please write your RESERVATION NUMBER on a sheet of paper, and place it on the dash board of your vehicle so that it is visible through your windshield. Do not write your name, dates of camping, or other personal information on the note paper.
  • Campers using the Yorty Creek Recreation Area must obtain a visitor pass and security combination
  • Children under 12 must wear life jackets onboard a vessel; the visitor center operates a free life jacket loaner program for young children
  • Reservations must be made 2 days before camping.
  • Minimum 2 night stay on a weekend and 3 nights stay on a holiday
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOAT-IN SITES (LAKE SONOMA)
3333 SKAGGS SPRINGS RD
GEYSERVILLE  CA  95441-9644

Phone Number:

Information:  (707)431-4533