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Outdoor Adventures on the Russian River

The Russian River is Northwestern California's summertime playground for swimming, paddling, fishing, canoeing, and sampling the region's bounty. Winding through the lush valleys of Wine Country, the Russian River is a hidden gem within Sonoma County and is surrounded by 76 miles of scenic coastline, majestic redwoods, world-famous wineries, and golfing. As a premier vacation destination for well over a century, California locals and jet-setters from around the globe come to escape the city and connect with nature.


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  •  Luther Burbank Rose Parade
  •  Russian River Rodeo
  •  Rockin' and Rollin' on the River
  •  Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival


  •  Kayaking
  •  Canoeing
  •  Tubing
  •  Fishing
Before you go

Can I kayak on the Russian River?

Spanning 76 miles through Sonoma Wine Country, the Russian River is an ideal spot for kayaking and canoeing through beautiful redwoods. With seven regional parks located along the way, visitors can usually kayak May through September. Other river activities include swimming, rafting, tubing, and paddleboarding.

What wildlife can I see on the Russian River?

The Russian River is home to many species of wildlife including invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds. Visitors can expect to see fish like salmon, steelhead, Pikeminnow, Sacramento Suckers, Bass, Catfish, Lamprey, and Carp. As well as ducks, butterflies, turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs, river otters, harbor seals, pelicans, and Great Blue Herons, to name a few.
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