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Johnson's Beach

There is a very nice snacker area, and the kids who ran the snack bar are friendly and greet... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
beatles4ever1965
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Santa Rosa, California
Summer beach fun for 50 years!

Went here almost daily during summers in the 1970's, and glad to see it hasn't changed much. Still... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Anthony O
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Have been to Johnson's Beach in the past, but usually for triathlon events. So, it was nice to go and relax and enjoy the slow moving Russian River. Rented kayaks and paddled up the river. It wasn't too crowded, but there were others out on the water. Everyone was having a great day. The beach was clean, the crew that rented the kayaks/canoes/beach rentals were friendly and easy going.
We went on a weekday, if you go on the weekend, parking and crowds will most likely be larger, but I suspect it will still be a fun day at the river.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. I'm always happy to share this feedback with our crew - they are amazing.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

So there are a few things to do here. The had kayak and canoe rentals here. There's also places to just lounge along the shore and it's calm enough for kids to play in the water. The beach was pretty rocky though, so it was hard to walk comfortably with bare feet.

The canoe rental prices were reasonable. I'm glad we only signed up for 2 hours, because I got seasick after 45 mins. The river isn't moving fast at all, it's more of a drift. But the canoe was so unstable, it felt like it was easy to tip over.

The favorite thing here was probably the 2 games of corn hole they had set up in front of the food stand. We ended up playing there for about 30 minutes.

The snack bar was pretty reasonably priced.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

We went to Johnson's beach on July 4th. It was fairly crowded with lots of people floating, canoeing, lounging on the beach or swimming.

You can get Kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals right at the beach: $20 for an hour or $50 for the day. Float rentals were cheaper.

Food and drinks are available at the beach as well. Good place to be on a holiday!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Glad you had a good. Hope you'll be back again soon.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

There is a very nice snacker area, and the kids who ran the snack bar are friendly and greet children with enthusiasm.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Went here almost daily during summers in the 1970's, and glad to see it hasn't changed much. Still a great place to enjoy a day on the Russian River.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you'll be back again soon.

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