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Gay friendly Guerneville on the Russian River, has doubled in population in the last 2 decades. What was once a small lumber town, is now a LGBT vacation destination, especially in summer months. Major flooding occurs in the downtown streets, when the river flows high during a good, rainy winter.
elevation: 56'
population: 5,014
zip code: 95446


coastal foothills with redwood forests & wineries nearby

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Sonoma County
North of San Francisco
on Hwy.116



  • backpacking
  • back roads
  • camping
  • hiking
  • wineries
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • river rafting
  • brewery
  • antique shops
  • river recreation
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Austin Creek SRA
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Park
  • Russian River
  • Sonoma Coast State Beach
  • Johnsons Beach
  • Northwood Golf Club
  • Guerneville River Park
  • description:
    Sonoma coastal river canyon with redwood forests, wineries, restaurants, small town on RIVER ROAD. Tons of trails and river access. Rafting, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, biking, hiking, backpacking, car camping, you can do it here near the redwoods and near the NorCal coast. A very popular outdoor recreation destination.

    nearby towns:
    Santa Rosa
    Monte Rio

    Guerneville, CA
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