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Former quarries turned into fishing lakes by the Russian River
Riverfront Regional Park/ Lake Benoist Professional Review and Guide
"Former quarries turned into fishing lakes by the Russian River"
--Laure Latham, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area (The Mountaineers Books).
More Riverfront Regional Park/ Lake Benoist Professional Reviews and Guides
"Riverfront Regional Park is adjacent to the Russian River in the town of Windsor. The 300-acre park, once a gravel quarry, was opened to the public in 2005. It includes a picnic area in a large redwood grove and two recreational lakes used for fishing and non-motorized boating. The park has more than two miles of lakeshore trails that circle the lakes. From January through July, the area is a nesting site for the great blue heron, North America’s largest wading water bird. Their nests can be spotted high in the trees. This hike follows the perimeter of Lake Benoist and skirts the banks of the Russian River and the east shore of Lake Wilson."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes Around Sonoma County (Day Hike Books).
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