Swimming At Russian River
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach 13839 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg.
Swim, wade, and splash in the Russian River on this great sandy beach. The swimming area (created by a temporary dam) will be open July 1 to Labor Day. This recreation park, which opens at 7:00AM, has lifeguards, areas for picnics, clean restrooms, volleyball and BBQ pits. It closes a half hour before sunset. Arrive early on weekends, because the parking lot can be full by mid-day. No alcohol is permitted on the beach.
Del Rio Woods 2668 S. Fitch Mountain Road, Healdsburg.
The beach at Del Rio Woods is just east of Healdsburg, close to Fitch Mountain. There’s always been an attraction to this beach by locals, as there’s plenty of wildlife and bird watching or fishing to be enjoyed. In Summer, you can swim, lollygag on a floatie, enjoy a blanket lunch or just bask in the sunshine. There are steps down to the beach (which is gravel, not sand) and picnic tables typically available (bring a small towel to wet and clean your picnic table).
The Russian River is a good time no matter where you find yourself enjoying it. There’s also kayaking rentals available at various locations along the river.
But to be candid, nothing beats floating along in an innertube or on an air mattress with the warm summer sun melting all your cares away…
A care free day away at the beach is a great time with family and friends. And when it comes to river fun, Healdsburg knows how to roll (and float).