The beautiful photos above were taken by Sam Mills.
"Marcie and Sam live in Cloverdale, California in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country. They have spent over thirty years together roaming Northern California in search of adventure.
Stone Lagoon is located on the northern coast about one-hour south of the Oregon border at 20’ feet elevation. The drive through the redwood forest to get to Stone Lagoon is just as breathtaking as the lagoon itself.
The lagoon boasts some of the finest paddling in Northern California. The 10 m.p.h. boat speed limit and picturesque scenery provide unparalleled paddling in a peaceful atmosphere around its six miles of shoreline.
Massive redwood groves loom up from the shore, which allows only a few pullout locations. A backdrop of exquisite beauty for as far as you can see provide awesome sights. Wildlife is plentiful. There are often sightings of elk, deer, bears, raccoons, otters, seals and whales.
Stone Lagoon provide excellent kayak angling opportunities for coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead. When the sandbar that separates the lagoon’s fresh water from the ocean is breached by high flows trout enter into the lagoon and many remain in the lagoon year-round. The regulations permit keeping two cutthroat with a 14-inch minimum size, but all steelhead must be released. Be sure to check the current regulations governing steelhead and cutthroat trout. October, November, and December are the best months of the year to fish for the big steelhead. shoreline.
On clear days in the summer
time, the average daytime high air temperature is in the mid-70s during the day and in the mid-40s at night. The wet and rainy season is from November to May. The lagoon’s cold fresh water temperature provides an invigorating cool dip on a warm summer day.
Fees: There is a fee to camp, but no day use fee.