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Address: , Healdsburg, CA
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Beautiful Lake

Take a drive up the mountain to the overlook and see a beautiful view if this lake. While up there we also visited Gustafson winery which has a nice picnic area with breathtaking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Take a drive up the mountain to the overlook and see a beautiful view if this lake. While up there we also visited Gustafson winery which has a nice picnic area with breathtaking view of the lake.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We biked across the area. Very steep hills, absolutely quiet, no traffic at all, beautiful scenery,cool temperature. Great ride!

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Sonoma County, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One of my favorite local spots to go to for a little getaway. The drive there is beautiful and it's not that far from town. There are hiking trails, great views, picnic areas, boating, and of course the lake. Best of all, it's free!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lake Sonoma overlook is really worth a visit, there was only one other person there when I went, and the views of the valley and the lake are incredible. Saw many birds of prey as well. There are restrooms and picnic benches there as well if you need. Take dry creek road through the dry creek valley from north of... More 

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Richmond, California
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

if you want to see a man made lake in N. California, this is as good as any. Doesn't look as dire as those in the Shasta Lakes area in terms of the drought right now.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I liked the small town atmosphere of Healdsburg. It was a warm day and in the evening we took a long walk around the plaza and discovered a charming place to visit again and again. I did not dislike anything

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful Lake, deplorable amenities. I really Gould not believe the state of the bathrooms. Just nasty! The docks are past disrepair, they are just delapidated and in need of replacement. The convenience store is a joke nod such a sadly missed opportunity. this truly beautiful location really deserves better from whoever is responsible.

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Geyserville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This isn't by far the most beautiful lake I ever seen, but its great in our area. Its large, mostly uncrowded (we went during the week) we were 1 of about 5 boats we saw all night! The water level is down but not too bad. We drove to a cove on the big side of the lake tied up... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went to Lake Sonoma expecting to see a bustling waterhole but found a calm, lowly attended lake which worked in our favor as we went kayaking for 2 hours and did not have to avoid very many boats or jet skis while on the water.

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Hemsedal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Decided to drive up to drive up to the very end to see what this man made lake was all about while touring wineries. Beautiful scenery and very quiet on a Tuesday in late May. This is when we really realized how much rain California needs. Have a look at the pictures.

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