Kayak Put-In Info for: Port Sonoma - Petaluma River, Sonoma County
Overview: $5 parking fee, but lots of free parking outside the lot. Very Small ramp leading down to water's edge. This gives access to the Petaluma River, which you can take all the way to downtown Petaluma (12 miles upriver) or out in to San Pablo Bay. There are plenty of tidal sloughs off of the Petaluma River that can be fun to explore. There is an annual event called the Petaluma River Marathon, which uses this as the start point for the half marathon.
Parking: Available for $5 a day, lots of free parking outside of lot
Facilities: Porto-Potty and water fountain. There are spigots by the water fountain, but no hose (so bring a garden hose or similar if you want to rinse your boats and gear).
Directions: From Napa/East Bay, take Highway 37 to the Harbor Drive exit, on the West side of the river. Go East on Harbor Drive to the river.
Cautions: Check tide tables prior to launch - current can be 4 knots on max so check tide schedule prior to launch.