The Gualala River is now closed to the Pacific Ocean by a big sandbar.

As it happens every year in the spring, the Gualala River is closed at the river mouth by a big sandbar. Rick and I went to Gualala Point Regional Park to photograph it.

The closed Gualala River (Large) A sandbar closes the ualala River' (Large)

Once the river is closed, the mouth of the river is called a lagoon. When the river is open it is called an estuary. With the river closed it is a very safe river to kayak.

To rent a kayak on the Gualala River, here is the website for Adventure Rents:

The river will remain closed until we receive storms in the fall. Any Steelhead in the river are now trapped in luxury.

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