The Sonoma Coast Visitor Center in Jenner (JVC) is situated on the Russian River estuary in the heart of Jenner. Previously called the Jenner Boathouse, it was operated by the Jenner Community Club for many years. In 1996, the community asked Stewards to take over the staffing of the JVC.
The Visitor Center is operated by State Parks docents and open most days of the week year round. The center contains a wonderful Nature Store with an excellent assortment of educational sales items. There are interesting, interpretive displays showcasing local history, flora and fauna. In addition, you will find information about local lodging, restaurants and things to do in the area. Please call (707) 865-9757 to confirm hours of operation.
The Russian River estuary and Sonoma Coast State Park offer extraordinary opportunities to experience nature at its finest. It is not unusual to see harbor seals, river otters, an occasional sea lion or elephant seal swimming in the estuary. The bird life is prolific, with ospreys, bald eagles, Great Blue Herons, egrets, turkey vultures, pelicans, gulls, cormorants and many shorebirds. Popular activities in the area include kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, surfing and tidepooling.
For more information, contact Jazzy Dingler via email or phone at (707) 869-9177 x 1#.