Boating & Fishing on Lake Ralphine

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Lake Ralphine is a 25-acre lake offering a variety of activities for all ages including boating lessons, boat rentals, fishing and more. It is home to trout, catfish and a variety of ducks and geese.

Boat Rentals at Howarth Park Information

The Boathouse at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park will be open to the public for weekend boat rentals, reservations only, beginning June 20th. The City’s modified day camp programs will be utilizing the rental boats Monday thru Friday.

Make a Reservation

Reserve a Boat

Please Note

Information, descriptions and availability may change rapidly due to COVID-19 conditions.

Hours of Operation

Click here to view our rides and attractions operating schedule.

Boating Rentals

Paddle Boats

  • Price: $12 per hour
  • Paddle boats have seating for up to 4 people with 2 seats for pedaling and a bench seat for 2 riders. All paddle boat riders must wear a life jacket.


  • Price: $12 per hour
  • Canoes can seat up to 4 people. All canoe riders must wear a life jacket.


  • Price: $8 per hour for single-rider kayak
              $10 per hour for two-person kayak
  • One and two person kayaks are available. All kayakers must wear a life jacket.

Stand-Up Paddle Boards

  • Price: $12 per hour
  • All paddlers must wear a life jacket.

    Bringing Your Own Boat

    You are welcome to launch your own boat at Lake Ralphine. ONLY boats under 20 feet and with electric (non-motorized) engines are permitted.

    Fishing on Lake Ralphine

    Lake Ralphine is home to trout and catfish. Individuals 16 years and older must have a fishing license in order to fish at Lake Ralphine. Licenses are not required to assist a child who is fishing. Fishing is allowed year-round and all California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations apply. To find out more about these regulations, or how and where to purchase a fishing license visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

    Boating Classes

    Check out our boating and sailing classes offered on Lake Ralphine.


    Howarth Park
    630 Summerfield Road
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405


    Park Hours
    Trails, Playgrounds, Fishing
    Open 7 days a week
    Sunrise to Sunset

    Boathouse, Rides & Attractions*
    For current hours, click here.

    *Rides are closed on rainy days. Call the rain line at 707-543-3425 after 9am on the day of your visit to confirm.