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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:
Parks and Rec Front Office: 707.778.4380
Senior Center: 707.778.4399
Field Scheduling: 707.778.4519
Aquatics: 707.778.4410
Marina: 707.778.4489

Allison Cresci


Makayla Gouveia


Recreation Coordinators:
Sandra Kraus (Senior Center, Special Events)


Jeremy Parker (Sports, Aquatics, Fields)


Amy Rich (Youth Programs, Camps, Contract Classes)


Recreation Supervisor:
Drew Halter