Lake Ralphine facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Ralphine
waterfowl on Lake Ralphine, 2010
|Location||Sonoma County, California|
|Primary outflows||a tributary of Santa Rosa Creek|
|Catchment area||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||19 acres (7.7 ha)|
|Water volume||387 acre⋅ft (477,000 m3)|
|Surface elevation||256 ft (78 m)|
The lake is formed by an earthen dam which dates back to 1882. It was built by Colonel Mark Lindsay McDonald and named after his wife. In 1947 it was purchased by the City of Santa Rosa.
The lake is encircled by trails (Eagle Scout Trail and Old Fisherman's Trail) which connect to the Howarth Park parking lot off of Summerfield Road. Horses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on these trails.
In season, kayaks, paddle boats, canoes, rowboats, and sailboats are available for rent, and there is a launch ramp for private boats.
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