Sonoma County

Lake Sonoma


3333 Skaggs Spring Rd.,
United States,

The result of the construction of Warm Springs Dam in 1983, this lake in the coastal foothills of Sonoma provides flood control, irrigation for the surrounding vineyards, and recreational opportunities like hiking, swimming, biking, boating, camping, and fishing.  Behind the visitor center, the state-of-the-art fish hatchery offers group tours from January to April; fishing for bass, perch, catfish, sunfish, and bluegill takes place throughout the year. A variety of boats are available to rent, many of which come with sound systems. Around the lake, hike-and-bike-ready trails wind through redwood groves and oak woodlands.