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Address: Folsom, CA
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Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Picnicking
Description: This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.

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Good Family Recreation

Lake Natoma offers plenty of family recreation. There is a bike trail that goes around the lake which is part of a larger system of bike trails. Watercraft are available for rent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lake Natoma offers plenty of family recreation. There is a bike trail that goes around the lake which is part of a larger system of bike trails. Watercraft are available for rent at the Sac State Aquatic Center on Hazel Avenue. There are swimming opportunities though the water is somewhat chilly because it comes out of the bottom of Folsom... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The entire area around Lake Natoma coupled with the American river passing through rocky gorges is fascinating and makes one wonder at natures handiwork. It is a beautiful location to walk about and/or ride a bike, relax and/or exercise.

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Put your kayak in the water.- Hazel, Negro Bar -Lots of nature to see. Beautiful paddling conditions. Bicycle around beautiful Lake Natoma on the designated bikepath about 11 miles around

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Sacramento, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lake Natoma is a lake near Folsom, California. The lake lies next to Old Folsom and along the American River bike trail. The entire lake is encircled by an oak lined paved bike path about 12 miles around. Near Folsom a good place to enjoy the lake is at the Lake Natoma Inn, the New Folsom Bridge and Negro Bar.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lake Natoma is home to the CAL STATE SACRAMENTO Aquatic center which serves both its students and the greater Sacramento community. You can rent kayaks, paddle boats or bicyles mounted on a catamaran-type thing for an hour or more. They also offer a multitude of sailing and jet ski lessons as well as specialty boating camps for kids all summer.... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I love Lake Natoma for swimming. You can pretty much go anywhere (no constraining boxes here) and the water is nice and refreshing. There are no powerboats or jet ski hazards; no gasoline, diesel, or noise pollution, although there can be a lot of "traffic" on the lake in late afternoon. There are great picnic spots and you can run... More 

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Folsom, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

this is actually the premier paddling lake in northern california. rest rooms are usually clean, BBQ areas are nice, lots of parking. there are 3 areas, the one of Hazel is the best. there is also and aquatic center where you can rent boats.

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Westchester (LA), CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The recreation area entrance (day) fee is a bit high ($10) vs. another area in Orinda I had been to, but there are nice restrooms, walkways around the lower edge of the lake, and a large parking lot, plus a small fishing "deck" with railing. The venue was a nice area for an invitational junior rowing event hosted by Sacramento... More 

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Pasadena, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stumbled across this great park during a recent trip. Despite the drought, the lake was pretty and the area a lovely speing green. The bike path is paved, flat and runs alongside the lake. Walkers/runners can use the sides of the path and there seems to be room for all if you're alert and considerate. The picnic area is... More 

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is the time of year to visit the Natoma Fish Hatchery to see the salmon and steelhead arriving to spawn. Situated on the American River which is East of Sacramento and below the Natoma Dam, this facility is operated by the State of California Fish and Game Department. It is truly a magnificent experience to visit the hatchery to... More 

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