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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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nice toys for the water

I love taking my family to this place. They have everything you need for a fun day at the lake. All the staff is helpful and nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
William V
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love taking my family to this place. They have everything you need for a fun day at the lake. All the staff is helpful and nice

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Folsom, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're up cooling down and a picnic on a hot summers day or if are a little more adventurous and love kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding with wide open water, or if the wind picks up and you're in to small sail boating, then this location is for you. It's a state park with lots of parking, BBQ pits... More 

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Novato, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We spent a few hours at the lake this hot June weekend and were impressed with how not crowded it was. There are some nice beach areas, with easy road access and the water is nice to swim, float or paddle in. Bonus points for the park, who provides free life jacket loaners for kids. We felt a lot better... More 

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Folsom California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went there last weekend to take a kayaking class. There were quite a few people there because there was a "Paddlefest" going on where people could try out different kinds of kayaks to find out what they wanted to purchase. Even so, once we were able to kayak out on the lake (rentals are available though the Aquatic Center)... More 

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Sacramento
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lake Natoma has been a favorite spot for our family to kayak for years. Even during the drought, there is still a good amount of water. The water is calm and easy to paddle. There are a few places to put in, such as Negro Bar, but realize the entire lake is part of the State Park system and has... More 

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Lotus, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It's okay. There are a lot of drownings here every single summer, and I just don't like to go there.

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Rancho Cordova, California
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68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love to kayak on this lake. It is like glass most of the time. Love it that motor boats can only go 5 miles an hour, so there are very few on the lake. Also has a great bike/walk path all the way around it - about a 12 mile walk.

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
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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Address: Folsom, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom

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