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“Awesome View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma
Healdsburg, CA
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Healdsburg
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Awesome View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Go up to the top of the hill overlooking the marina. The view is magnificent. It is peaceful, amazing and certainly worth the trip. There is a little store down by the marina. The food and supplies are very expensive there, so bring your own picnic lunch.

Visited July 2012
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Burnaby, BC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Drive in campground at Sonoma Lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Stayed Sat. Night and there were plenty of spots available at this campground off the beaten path and high above the lake.
There are three loops with perhaps 130 or so sites. Most are single spaces or many double, and one area was for group camping only, the only area or which reservations are accepted. This area also had the only working showers and sinks, but the others had porta-potties and water outside. Even if in another loop, this washroom was quite central and easily accessed. I parked nearby and cleaned up on my way out. Single sites were $16 and well worth it!
My site was higher up. Just remember that voices and sounds carry. The nearest neighbors were quite a ways down below, but luckily I enjoyed their choice of music and hearing their kids play.
10 pm quiet time was just that, except for the crickets and not sure what all else!
Star gazing was "heavenly" and I had a nice time out in nature. Before retiring, I walked up a short ways to the top of a ridge and was enthralled with the view of the lake far below and vineyards in the distance.
I hope to return when in wine country again...

FYI, there are boat-in sites on the lake.

Visited June 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“This lake is great for local recreation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Many people feel like it is to small and I am looking forward to it being less crowded. I am a huge fan of this lake since it is in my backyard. However if you have to travel far its not worth it. The winerys on the way are totally worth it!

Visited October 2011
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