Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Lower Russian River
Korbel to Jenner, Sonoma County California


The Russian River runs for most of its length through the sunny hills and vineyards of Sonoma County, then turns west and enters the redwood forest. This lower stretch is known for its vacation cabins and small resort towns.

Some very tall redwoods are still to be found in side canyons, at Armstrong Redwoods and the privately held Bohemian Grove. This is a flood-prone river and high water is a recurrent crisis in Guerneville.



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The mouth of the Russian River, at Jenner

(May 12, 2003)


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Willow Camp, environmental campsites on the Russian River

(September 12, 2004)


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