Sonoma County, Northern California

Lake Sonoma Boating



Lake Sonoma Boating : Marina, Launch Ramps, Boat Rentals


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Public Boat Launch Ramps


Warm Springs Bridge Ramp

Public launch ramp with 5 lanes and adjacent parking lots. $3 fee

Yorty Creek Recreation Area

Car-top launch only. Overnight parking at Yorty Creek requires a parking permit from the Visitor Center. No dogs or glass containers are allowed on the swim beach at Yorty Creek. $3 fee.

Boating and Swimming Regulations


  • 50 MPH maximum speed on the lake.
  • Observe No Water Skiing and No Wake zones.
  • Children under 13 are required to wear a life jacket while underway.
  • No living aboard a boat on the lake.
  • No jumping from rocks or trees; no rope swings.
  • Prevent quagga and zebra mussels from reaching Lake Sonoma: Quagga and Zebra Mussel prevention





Lake Sonoma Boating in a Nutshell


Lake Sonoma's winding arms provide great places to explore, water ski, and camp.

  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing: Lake Sonoma's warm summer water make it a popular playground for all kinds of water sports.
  • Patio Boats, Personal Watercraft, Pleasure Cruisers
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Sailing

Lake Sonoma Parking Fee: $3
Public Boat Launch Ramps: Free
Marina Parking Fee: $10
Marina Boat Launch Fee: $15


Photo of water skiing

Lake Sonoma Resort


Marina Drive off Stewart Point - Skaggs Springs Road, Lake Sonoma, CA
Website: Lake Sonoma Marina
Marina Hours: Summer 8 AM to 8 PM, winter 9 AM to 3 PM

Marina:

  • Parking: $10
  • Launch Ramp   $15, hand launch $12
  • Dock:   Slips, buoys
  • Facilities:   Fuel dock, store, boat services and repairs, lakeside deli, picnic area, patio rentals, beach area
  • Boat Storage: 2017 Lake Sonoma Resort Storage Fees
  • Boat Rental Reservations: (707) 433-2200

For unknown reasons, most boat rental fees this year (2017) have gone up from 10% to 78%.

Lake Sonoma Resort Boat Rentals - 2017
Boat Seats Hour 4 Hrs. 8 Hrs. 24 Hrs.
Fuel is extra. $200 deposit for all rentals.
Double Decker Patio Boat 12 $110 $400 $750 $900
Single Story Patio Boat 12 $100 $360 $670 $820
10 Person Patio Boat 10 $80 $280 $590 $740
5 Person Patio Boat 5 $70 $240 $550 $700
Premium Ski Boat 8 $155 $580 $1110 NA
Malibu Ski Boat 7 $100 $360 $670 $820
Toyota Epic with Tower 7 $110 $400 $750 $900
SeaRay Open Bow 7 $90 $320 $590 $740
Logic Fishing Boat 3 $65 $220 $490 $640
Aluminum Fishing Boat 3 $45 $140 $200 $350
Single Kayak, Stand-up Paddleboard 1 $30 $80 $140 $180
Tandem Kayak, Canoe 2/3 $35 $100 $160 $200
Wave Runner Jet Ski 1 $100 NA NA NA

Also rentals of water skis, knee boards, wake boards, and tubes. Tow or shuttle service $85 per hour + fuel.


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Nearby Boating Destinations


Nearby Boating Destinations


Cloverdale River Park

Open daily at 7 AM and closes at sunset. $7 per vehicle for day use. Boat launch for kayaks, canoes, and drift boats. Great wildlife viewing. Family picnic sites.
Cloverdale River Park

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
72-acre lake open daily at 7 AM and closes at sunset. $7 per vehicle for day use. Boat launch area at south entrance, 5585 Newanga Avenue. Popular for windsurfing, canoeing, and paddle boating. No gas powered boats allowed, but electric motors are permitted. Boat rentals available.
Sonoma County Regional Parks - Spring Lake

Lake Mendocino

  • 45 miles north on Highway 101
  • 1,822 acres, 3 miles long
  • Camping, One Boat-In Campground
  • Good fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill
  • Water skiing, Sailing, Marina, Public Boat Ramps,
  • Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking, Visitors' Center

Lake Mendocino


Boat Rental Companies

Invert Sports

INVERT SPORTS offers high quality MasterCraft wakeboard boat rentals and private group boat charters, jet ski rentals, waverunner rental, water sport lessons, and personal watercraft rentals.
(888) 205-7119   Invert Sports

Enjoy premier watercraft services for all size groups at your favorite fresh water lake destination in California. We are your full service outdoor watercraft rental and tour company!



Lake Sonoma Boat-in Campsites

Primitive boat-in campsites are located in clusters around the lakes' shoreline. The campsites may be used by boaters, hikers, or equestrians, but most are occupied by boaters.

Campsite Features

  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Lantern holder
  • Chemical toilets

Campers with reservations no longer must check in at the visitor center before going to your campsite. Be sure to write your reservation number and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle to avoid being charged a $3 entrance fee.

Campers using the Yorty Creek Recreation Area must obtain a visitor pass and security combination from the Visitor Center.

Many campsites are situation close to the lake, while others are farther up from shore. Two of the sites - Island View and Broken Bridge are group sites.

Find complete campground information on our CAMPING page.

There is a 2-day minimum stay for all boat-in and hike-in sites on weekends only during the peak season. There is a 3-day minimum stay for all boat-in and hike-in sites on holiday weekends only. Note: Due to low water levels, some campgrounds may be closed. Check the reservations link below for up-to-date information.

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Lake Sonoma Boat-in Sites

Fees: $20 per night for individual campsites.





Marine Services


Central Marine
91 Bailhache Ave
Healdsburg, CA
(707) 433-1201

Ace Marine
1221 Petaluma Blvd. N. Ste. C
Petaluma, CA
(707) 782-0425
Website: Ace Marine

Henry's Marine & More
5425 Gravenstein Hwy N
Sebastopol, CA
(707) 887-7709
Website: Henry's Marine & More

Boat Doctor
329 Bucks Road
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 584-5510

Santa Rosa Boat Center
4185 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 586-7900

West Marine
2885 Santa Rosa Ave. Ste. C
Santa Rosa, CA
707-579-4076





Sailboats, Kayaks, Canoes


Wind Toys Water Sports Center
3019 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 542-7245
Kayaks, Hobie sailboats, Catalinas, used sailboats
Website: Wind Toys Water Sports Center

REI Santa Rosa
2715 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 540-9025
Kayaks, canoes, accessories
Website: REI Santa Rosa

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