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There’s Nothing Better Than Northern California’s Natural Lazy River On A Summer’s Day

As spring turns to summer and we say goodbye to those chilly mornings and afternoons for a few months, it’s time to start planning for the next season’s adventures. We have plenty of fun swimming holes here in Northern California, but why go for a dip when you can float along the incredible Russian River instead?

Here’s a brief video that shows how much fun a river float like this can be. We don’t know who Alexis is, but I bet her birthday was a blast!

And here’s one more family friendly experience that makes this adventure look like so much fun:

This video gives you a little preview of some of the choppier sections of the river. Remember, there’s no shame in walking around these if they look a little too intense!

Here’s a few local businesses where you can rent equipment and get all the info. A few of them also offer paddling lessons for beginners and run a shuttle so you don’t have to bring two cars:

Johnson’s Beach
Church and First Streets, Guerneville
707-869-2045

Russian River Adventures
20 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-433-5599

Burke’s Canoe Trips
8600 River Road, Forestville
707-865-1222

Have you floated this run and relaxing river? If you liked this article, here’s another natural water feature that you should also know about here in Northern California!

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at jsanford@onlyinyourstate.com.