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Warm Springs Recreation Area at Lake Sonoma

Warm Springs Recreation Area is a popular destination nestled around Lake Sonoma in Northern California. Located in the beautiful setting of Sonoma County, this area offers a variety of outdoor activities for campers and day visitors. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the area provides facilities for camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

Location Warm Springs Recreation Area is situated around the Warm Springs Arm of Lake Sonoma, approximately 12 miles northwest of Healdsburg, California.


  • Boating: The lake is ideal for various boating activities, including water skiing, sailing, and kayaking.
  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy fishing for species such as bass, catfish, and crappie.
  • Hiking: There are several miles of trails around the lake, offering scenic views and wildlife-spotting opportunities.
  • Swimming: Designated swimming areas are available for a refreshing dip in the lake.
  • Picnicking: Picnic areas are equipped with tables and grills for visitors to enjoy a meal outdoors.


  • Liberty Glen Campground: The primary camping area near Warm Springs Recreation Area is Liberty Glen Campground, which provides sites for tents and RVs. The campground is situated on a hillside offering spectacular views of the lake.
  • Reservations: Campsites can be reserved in advance, especially during peak seasons, to ensure availability.
  • Facilities: Campsites typically include amenities such as fire rings, picnic tables, and access to restrooms with showers.

Rules and Regulations

  • Fire Safety: Open fires may be restricted during high fire danger periods. Use of fire rings and following all fire safety guidelines is crucial.
  • Boat Inspections: To prevent the spread of invasive species, boat inspections are required before launching into the lake.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol consumption is regulated within the recreation area, and some areas may be designated as alcohol-free zones.
  • Pets: Pets must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in swimming areas or buildings.
  • Quiet Hours: To ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors, quiet hours are typically enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Additional Information

  • Accessibility: Facilities such as restrooms and some trails are ADA accessible.
  • Weather: Weather can be variable, and visitors should come prepared for conditions that can change quickly, especially in transitional seasons.
  • Local Services: Healdsburg and other nearby towns provide groceries, gear rental, restaurants, and other conveniences.

Contact Information For the most current information, visitors should contact the Lake Sonoma Visitor Center or check the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' website for Lake Sonoma.

Sustainable Practices Visitors to Lake Sonoma are encouraged to practice Leave No Trace principles, preserving the natural beauty of the area. Proper disposal of waste, minimizing the impact on the land, and respecting wildlife and other visitors are key to maintaining the pristine environment.

As with any outdoor recreation area, specifics can change based on management decisions, environmental factors, and maintenance considerations. Always check for the latest updates before planning your visit.

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