Warm Springs Recreation Area is a day-use park located at Lake Sonoma, which is just a 45 minute drive north of Santa Rosa and a 2 hour trip from San Francisco. There is no overnight camping available at this facility
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.
The Woodland Ridge Nature Trail begins at the park and winds up the ridge, rewarding hikers with great views of the Dry Creek Valley and Lake Sonoma.
The recreation area offers two sand volleyball courts and a large play area for football, baseball or other field sports. A small playground with a tire swing, slides and climbing structures is also on-site.
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.
Warm Springs Recreation Area offers six group day-use picnic sites; there is no overnight camping available. Each site contains a covered shelter with seating for approximately 75 people.
Each site is also equipped with picnic tables and a large grill. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Individual picnic sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Lake Sonoma is nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma County, California. A large grassy, mowed field surrounds Warm Spring’s picnic areas; shade trees are scattered around the field.
Across the street from the picnic area, visitors can discover the natural and cultural history of the area at the Milt Brandt Visitor Center.Take Highway 101 to Healdsburg and exit on Dry Creek Road. Travel west another 11 miles to park boundary. Watch the road signs and make a left turn across from the visitor center to reach the Warm Springs Recreation Area.707-431-4533Linda.S.Clapp@usace.army.milN