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River in the Sonoma region in California that offers resort communities...

River in the Sonoma region in California that offers resort communities along with great canoeing trips.

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Russian River Canoe Trip from Healdsburg
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Great mellow weekend trip

We stayed in a beautiful house we rented through VRBO (#3513546ha) that had its own dock and canoes - peaceful, close to ocean hiking and attractions. Great place to "unplug" and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
stephanyc
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Davis, CA
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jennbroy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Very tight corners and sites are very narrow, close together and sloped. Most have very little patio if any because the site was so high compared to the patio area. We have a 38 ft motorhome and it got damaged trying to turn the corner on a hill. We have been here 2 times to visit a friend but we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful natural area. We kayaked on the Russian River which was a lot of fun! The river is extremely shallow in some areas, but it is very clear and peaceful.

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Reno, Nevada
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This attraction takes place one a year during September and happens along the river in Guerneville. The setting is beautiful and relaxing. One can go dipping into the river or renting a boat while listening to music. A lot of locals and out of town folks show up. It's a wonderful way to experience this region.

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1 Thank Melina B
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful river is no more. So used up, polluted, and gross that overabundant algae from too much winery runoff has not only killed a dog this summer, it has destroyed the water quality. It is shameful that the powers that be have let this once abundant river with clear, clean water be so abused. A disgrace and a dump.... More 

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2 Thank kwine
Brookings, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Rented a house in Rio Nido, along the Russian River, and even with the California drought, the river still has plenty of water in it. We canoed and kayaked a stretch from Odd Fellows Road to Johnson's Beach, and loved every minute of it. Keep an eye out for a cool rope swing, about half way to Johnson's, for a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Been coming for 45 years still a great family orientated place to come and enjoy the day beach the river food always very accommodating been coming for 45 years still a great family orientated place to come and enjoy the day beach the river food always very accommodating new owners are great whether you stay there in the cabins at... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Take the backroad out of Healdsburg (Wohler Rd) take your time and visit numerous small wineries and a few larger ones. Experience the difference between Tourist busy Napa and the more sedate and enjoyable Sonoma. Take your time and and enjoy the scenery it will make your vacation. Do mind when the road Ts at the a River Road...way too... More 

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3 Thank Librarianone
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My cousin's family rented a vacation house right on the river for her birthday! The river was not too deep and was super fun taking the kayaks out and kayaking up and down the river. Nice people everywhere, and the town surrounding the area we were at was small and quirky!

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1 Thank munch_cruz
Tehachapi, California
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a really cool place to sit and watch the Russian River empty into the Pacific Ocean. Take time to drive around the area too. The views of the river from any direction are just beautiful

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2 Thank Diana W
Davis, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed in a beautiful house we rented through VRBO (#3513546ha) that had its own dock and canoes - peaceful, close to ocean hiking and attractions. Great place to "unplug" and get away from it all. Easy drive from Davis/Sacramento area.

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