Sugarloaf Ridge State Park


Settled by the Wappo Indians, this site became a state park in 1964 and is now a popular destination for hiking, camping, picnicking, and horseback riding. Twenty-five miles of trails wind through a diverse array of trees and wildflowers; some...  Read More

Jack London State Historic Park


Named in honor of the California-born writer and adventurer, Jack London SHP sits about 20 minutes north of downtown Sonoma. In 1905, London moved into a stone cottage in the current park and, subsequently, wrote scores of books, short stories,...  Read More



Salt Point grants visitors the full beauty of the Sonoma Coast, from dramatic bluffs that tower over crashing waves to sandy beach coves where birds and furry critters gather to sun and play. On the ridge above the coast is a pygmy forest and...  Read More

Sonoma Coast State Beach


This beautiful, 17-mile stretch of shoreline, perhaps one of Northern California's most picturesque, is noteworthy for its rugged crags and secluded coves. From the Russian River to Bodega Head, visitors find that the rugged cliffs afford...  Read More

Stillwater Cove Regional Park


Visitors to Sonoma may have a difficult time believing how close they are to the Pacific Ocean – in fact, the rugged Northern California coastline is less than 20 miles from downtown Guerneville. One of the county's premier parks, Stillwater...  Read More

Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve


About 20 miles north of Jenner, this 300-plus-acre nature reserve is home to a wide variety of flora, including tanoaks, Douglas firs, grand firs, ferns, wild flowers, and, of course, rhododendrons. Indeed, each spring, the park's namesake...  Read More



This rugged coastal forest, connected to Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, boasts a fascinating variety of plant and animal life. Its relative isolation makes it popular with outdoor enthusiasts, who enjoy leisurely afternoons exploring...  Read More

Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve


Just a hop and a skip north of Guerneville is Armstrong Redwoods Reserve, a primeval forest protected since the 1870s, when Colonel James Armstrong decided to preserve part of California's legendary redwood forests. Today, visitors benefit from...  Read More

Annadel State Park


This 5000-acre park offers 30-plus miles of hiking trails and fire roads, a network that leads hikers under a dense canopy of Douglas firs, over rolling hills and green meadows, and past a cornucopia of buttercups, poppies, and mule ears....  Read More

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park


One of Napa Valley's more tranquil places to spend an afternoon, this state park features more than 10 miles of hiking trails, designated camping areas, picnic facilities, and swimming areas. The park's natural beauty is highlighted by Ritchey...  Read More