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Lake Clementine

501 El Dorado Street, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603
530-885-4527
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Auburn
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Water-skiing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Started the hike at the Old Forest Hill Bridge to near the bade of the dam. The trail is a moderate walk, an easy hike. Lots of poison oak so stay on the trail. The dam over look was so pretty! Worth the time to do this hike.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a beautiful lake to explore. You can enter at the paved road to the dam or at Upper Clementine Road, which is a bumpy gravel road. Both locations are nice. It's a beautiful lake to kayak. You can get a good wind from the west in the afternoon, so take that into consideration if you are paddling the... More

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great access from auburn ca. Water is warm and lake is not packed. The parking isimited so you must get there early on the weekends. Which is good because the lake doesn't get crowded. There are several good beaches up river/lake you can set up got a nice day trip or camp over night. Only way to get to the... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We probably visit the Auburn State Recreation Area more than any other people on Trip Advisor --- that is because we live on a hill that overlooks the North Fork of the American River. One of our favorite hiking trails takes us from the "Applegate" side of the lake, not the usual dusty & dirty road you take from Foresthill... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were driving on Foresthill Highway and saw the sign and decided to stop by - I took the four pictures of the Lake - it was serene and peaceful. The upper end of the reservoir can be reached by following the Foresthill Highway east from Auburn for 5.0 miles. Turn left at the sign to the Upper Lake Clementine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Upper Lake Clementine is minutes from Auburn, CA and has a rural, swimming hole vibe. We visited on Labor Day weekend and were surprised to find it was not overly crowded. The park is family friendly, with no alcoholic beverages, glass containers or dogs allowed. Life jackets are available for use while at the park. The road to the lake... More

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Great view - good access from the Upper enterance - nice swimming hole

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Greatest canoeing lake, few visitors, clean, small, beautiful.

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Placerville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great place to camp and with a limited amount of camping spots it makes it feel a bit removed. It is just too bad it's hard to get a reservation.

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