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.

Johnson’s fun, family-friendly beach has something for everyone. The summer dam provides deeper waters for more adventurous swimmers, and don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Russian River tubing! Inner tubes are our biggest crowd-pleasers and can be rented for a whole day of floating, spinning, and splashing. We also rent kayaks, canoes, and pedal boats for extra river fun and exploration, as well as umbrellas and beach chairs so you can recline in shaded comfort.

If you’re interested in renting any of these items, go to “Book Now” at the top of this page, ensure Beach Rental selected from the drop-down, and input your dates. We strongly recommend making reservations in advance.

Our snack bar serves affordable traditional summer favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream. And you can top off your lunch with a frosty cold beer or chilled glass of wine from our Boathouse while kicking back in a beach chair and listening to oldies streaming from the speakers.


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 is 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 before 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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