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Lake Sonoma

Healdsburg, CA
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Healdsburg
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving
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Berwyn, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery and a great climb to get to the top, particularly if on a bike, but the water level is low due to the drought so not all that is should be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Even though we are in a pretty severe drought the vistas and drives are stunning at Lake Sonoma. There are so many lookouts to stop and have a picnic if you leave the park itself and drive up the hill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Drove through here while we were taking a short break from wine tasting. Lake looks like nature had given it a beating with low water levels. Did not drive down to the marina though.

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Cerritos, California
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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped here between San Francisco and Redwood to stretch our legs and more, importantly, to give our dog her daily walk. We went to the recreation area, which was nice and clean. The nature trail began at the parking lot and was a little over a mile, with a moderate elevation change. A good place to stop indeed. The... More

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Healdsburg, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Water is low but you can boat around and fish --- ramp still works---bathrooms are filthy so be prepared ahead of time. Trees are sticking out of the water as you boat into the narrows.

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sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This called a lake, but it's a huge dam, quite low in August when we were there, great viewpoints,there are lots of possibilities, fishing boating etc. Plenty of parking.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have enjoyed going to Lake Sonoma. It has camping, boating, hiking, fishiing, hunting and picnic opportunities. There is also a very good nature center museum and fish hatchery by the lake. We generally combine our day trip to Lake Sonoma with some wine tasting. One of our favorites on the drive to the lake is Ferrari Carano winery and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great experience. Visit in February or march to see the tuna and salmon running. This facility is very important to the sustainability of west coast tuna. Great volunteers!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

worth the drive up to see it. It was down in level due to the drought but still fun to see. It has boat ramps and paid parking if you can spend time there. We did not have time with our short visit to stay and enjoy it.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Spectacular views, and a must visit for that cherished photo. A lovely drive up the mountain, and only 30 mins from Healdsburg.

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