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Petaluma water ways - WATERTRAIL

Petaluma Marina


Thirteen miles upstream of San Pablo Bay, Petaluma is the northern point on the network of recognized access points known as the San Francisco Bay Water Trail.


Most boaters approach the city via the Petaluma River and its downstream marshlands, arriving first at Shollenberger Park, where the Shollenberger Overlook (Project #34), is one of several existing "landmarks," including the Petaluma Marina (boat ramp and bathrooms, hotel, restaurants), the River Heritage Center (#16), and the downtown Turning Basin (#9), lined with docks and open-air dining.


Petaluma Water Ways is the link among these features, connecting Petaluma by water to downstream and the Bay.


Small craft users will encounter a number of scenic highlights along the Petaluma River from abundant migratory bird life in the open marsh downstream, to urban culture in downtown's Historic District, and several points connecting the Water Trail with foot and bicycle trails along the riverfront. Explorers will be able to experience all the attractions of Petaluma, and get there by water, too.




Contact Information

Administrative Offices
320 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4380
Fax: 707.656.4057
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

General Information:

General Division Inquiries 707.778.4380
Adults over 55 707.778.4399
Aquatics 707.778.4410
Community Gardens 707.778.4380
Facility & Park Reservations 707.778.4380
Parks Maintenance 707.778.4303
Program Registration 707.778.4380

Recreation Supervisor:
Drew Halter

Recreation Coordinators:
Kara Vorhees (Preschool, Camps)

Sandra Kraus (Senior Center)

Jeremy Parker (Adult Sports, Field Scheduling)

Laurie Gebhart

Allison Cresci