Lake Sonoma Adventures

Yorty Creek Recreation Area: Open for Day Rentals every Saturday and Sunday starting June 16th

Kayaks, Canoes, SUPs, and Inner Tubes

Explore Lake Sonoma for the day or stay longer to enjoy one of the many boat-in camping sites

Located in the beautiful wine country in Sonoma County the warm weather, dog friendly attitude, and extensive trail system at Lake Sonoma gives the outdoor enthusiast a wide array of options.  The protected waters make for the perfect swimming hole to enjoy with family or any size group. (up to 150 people)  Also check out our guided camping trips every full moon weekend. (More information below)

Whatever you’re after, Lake Sonoma delivers.



Yorty Creek Rentals

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$10 $15 $25 $35 $55 $75 $100 $150 $200
$25 $50 $70 $80 $100 $125 $150 $200 $250
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$35 $70 $100 $125 $150 $190 $225 $300 $375
$35 $70 $100 $125 $150 $190 $225 $300 $375

Lake Sonoma is the perfect destination for every kind of camping enthusiast no matter what time of the year.  There are roughly 100 designated boat-in campsites that all include vault toilets, a lantern holder that can double as a food hanging hook, and even your own picnic table with a view.  Permits are required for boat-in camping and can be acquired at  Backpacker types will appreciate the little bit of extra weight that kayak camping provides, while other folks may want to utilize the extra space that our canoes provide.

The Yorty Creek Recreation Area launch site on Lake Sonoma provides a slightly quieter feeling then other areas of the lake because it is located in an area that has large no wake areas.  We have single and double kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and inner tubes right next to the boat launch at Yorty Creek.

Campsite options from Yorty Creek

  • Rustler
  • Loggers
  • Homestead
  • Thumb
  • Skunk
  • Falcon’s Nest (36 Hour Rentals Suggested due to headwinds on return paddle)
  • Broken Bridge Group Camp (36 Hour Rentals suggested due to headwinds on return paddle)

***Please note that campsites in Warm Springs Arm are too far of a paddle from our Yorty Creek location.***

Tours and Classes are available any day from the Lake Sonoma Resort Area for private groups.

(click on the yellow dots for paddling distances and a short description of the camping beaches on Lake Sonoma)


Lake Sonoma Full Moon Camping Tours

$175 per person 

(includes guided night tour from camp)



Call 415.669.2600 to book your spot

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Join Blue Waters Kayaking at our lakeside campsite that is easily reached by a scenic paddle, equipped with tables, camp chairs, camp stove, grill, firewood for one fire, fresh water, and also staffed by one of our capable and friendly kayak guides.

You simply arrive at Yorty Creek Recreation Area or the Lake Sonoma Resort Area (depending on your date) with your FOOD for the duration of your adventure, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and anything else you may want/ need while you are at camp. One of our friendly staff members will help you load your gear in your canoe, and you then you can take your own time to paddle to our base camp for the weekend.

Once you meet your guide at camp there is plenty of options to enjoy yourself….hiking, swimming, relaxing, and more.  On all our group camps, your guide and camp host will lead a tour from camp that will allow you to paddle under the glow of the glorious stars.   This is a wonderful and exciting experience not too be missed!  Join us and let us show you the magic of Lake Sonoma.

Times: 10am Saturday – 12pm Sunday


A few photos from past Lake Sonoma Events