For nearly 100 years, Johnson’s Beach has been a Guerneville summer tradition whose beauty, amenities, and hospitality make it a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. With its spacious stretch of pebble beach and the jagged blue skyline of majestic redwoods, it is the ideal spot for camping, lounging, and playing along with the cool current of the Russian River.

New this summer is the fact that we will now require our guests to make a reservation online before coming to the beach.  Guests will be able to rent socially distanced ‘spots’ on the beach – and each spot comes with an umbrella.  Riverfront spots are $40/day, 2nd-row spots are $25/day and ‘spots’ beyond row 2 are $15/day.   Each ‘spots’ is 10′ in diameter and can accommodate up to 4 people.  Additionally, each spot is distanced from the others by 6′.   Guests will also be able to reserve boats (kayaks and canoes) for the day.

While we didn’t bring down the snack bar this summer, we have invited Saucy Mama to spend weekends with us.  She serves ribs, grilled and fried chicken, and more – and delicious sides and beverages are also available.  Saucy Mama will be with us Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


Parking is available, $7/car.

The Parks and Recreation boat launch is accessible during business hours (check our homepage for our business hours as they change throughout the season).

Whether planning a day of water play or a weeklong retreat, Johnson’s Beach is the ideal setting for river goers to settle in, relax and attain their summer bliss.

Safety comes first at Johnson’s Beach, so we request adherence to the following rules:

  • No outside alcohol permitted—this will be strictly enforced.
  • No BBQs.
  • No pets.
  • No weapons or firearms.
  • No glass bottles or containers – no glass at all.
  • No outside shade structures, umbrellas or canopies.

*Please be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty.


Cancelation Policy for Beach Rentals:

  • Reservation may be canceled up to 14 days prior to the visit date and is subject to a $20 cancelation fee.
  • Cancelations not made within the cancelation period will result in the forfeiture of the payment paid.
  • No shows will be charged for the entire amount.

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