Lake Sonoma Adventures

2 Beautiful Waterside Locations on Lake Sonoma

 Lake Sonoma Resort Area: OPEN Weekends April 15th-November

Yorty Creek Recreation Area: OPEN Weekends JULY 1st

Private Tours can be set up any day of the week by calling 415.669.2600

Kayaks, Canoes, SUPs, Inner Tubes, and Mountain Bikes 

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 of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County the warm weather, gear transport service, 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.





1 Hr

Full Day

24 Hours

Single Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board




Canoe or Double Kayak





                YORTY CREEK RENTALS            

*Open JULY 2017*

1 Hr

Full Day

24 Hours

Inner Tube




Single Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board




Double Kayak or Canoe





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.  For those that still aren’t sure they want to pack their boats themselves, or want to try SUP camping, we offer a gear transport service from our Lake Sonoma Resort Area location that is: $30 per person for Broken Bridge, Falcons Nest, Quicksilver, Island View, Lone Pine, Madrone Point, Black Mountain, and Buck Pasture on the weekends and $150 per boat load on the weekdays (based on 6 people maximum) Old Sawmill, Homestead, Logger’s Camp, Rustler, Thumb, and Skunk are all self supported only. (See Map Below)

Don’t feel like boat-in camping?  Just reserve a car camping site at the Lake Sonoma Resort Area and rent a paddle vessel.  (This is also a very convenient option if you would like to avoid the early drive and get out to the area the night before.) At this location we have single and double kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes, inner tubes, and mountain bikes.

The Yorty Creek Recreation Area launch site on Lake Sonoma provides a slightly quieter feeling because it is located in an area of the lake that has large no wake areas.  We have all the same paddle craft here that we do at our Lake Sonoma Resort Area location, but we do not have mountain bikes since the nature of the trails on this side of the lake are generally more undeveloped and much steeper.

(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 with your tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and anything else you may want/ need for your adventure. 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