Russian River

The Towns
Sixteen distinctive towns are home to the region's lodging, dining and entertainment. To learn more about each town and help you make choices about where to stay and visit, please view the town information section to the left.
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Armstrong Redwoods

When people speak of Armstrong Redwoods they generally assume the inclusion of the adjacent Austin Creek State Recreation area. Together this protected land provides many different recreation activities. From
• mild walks beneath the redwoods,
• to horse back rides,
• camping,
• fishing and
• mountain biking
to name a few. Wildlife abounds. Some animals you are likely to see include deer, wild boar, turkey, red tail hawks, ducks, and a host of smaller critters.
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Fort Ross
Founded as a Russian trading colony in the early 1800s, Fort Ross is now a museum and park. Located on a scenic part of the coastline the park offers several activities. These include
• guided tours
• hiking
• camping
• scuba diving
• fishing
• picnicking and
• history
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Wine Country

The Russian River region's several grape growing appellations produce some of the world's finest grapes. As a result the region is home to over 190 wineries! You can choose from big names such as Gallo and Korbel or sample the local favorites.
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Lake Sonoma
Two thousand seven hundred acres of surface area accessible to canoe, powerboat and sailboat. At the base of the dam is the fish hatchery and visitor's center -both open year round. Here you can see and learn about the coho salmon, steelhead and chinook. Around the lake there are facilities set up for camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking. Watercraft rentals are available.
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Russian River
The Russian River runs approximately 55 miles from Cloverdale down to its mouth at the coastal town of Jenner.
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Salt Point
Activities include -
• 20 miles of hiking trails,
• over six miles of rugged coastline
• an underwater park
• picnicking
• horseback riding
• fishing, skin and SCUBA diving, and
• camping
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> Running / Jogging Guide
The Sonoma Coast
The stretch of coast from the river's mouth at Jenner down to Bodega Bay is all state park property. This means you can stop at any point and walk down to a beach or out to a bluff. North of Jenner the coast becomes more rugged making for spectacular views and great scenic drives. The picture to the left is taken facing southward down towards Jenner.
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Towns: Healdsburg - Forestville - Monte Rio - Windsor - Bodega Bay - Jenner - Geyserville
Parks: Armstrong Redwoods - Lake Sonoma - Sonoma Coast State Beach - Salt Point
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