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“A nice running route but ...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA 94612
510 238 7275
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Ranked #5 of 48 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
Missoula, Montana
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“A nice running route but ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is a wonderful city treasure but it really needs a major clean-up -- the water is dank and smelly. Lovely 3.1 mile path, great city park ... but STINKY.

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Germantown, Maryland
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“Kind of dodgy neighborhood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The BART station is pretty dodgy, with no cabs nearby. Once you get a couple of blocks away, things brighten up, with some restaurants and shops.

Visited October 2012
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“I like Lake Merritt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

No it's not grand and full of little paddle boats or places to swim. I work in downtown Oakland and love to walk the lake at lunchtime. It's a special place right there in downtown.

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Sacramento, California
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“Beautiful Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The lake is beautiful! There are restaurants all around the lake and on Sundays they have "salsa at the Lake." There's a beautiful garden there that you have to visit, and tons of activities for kids.

Visited September 2012
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California City, California
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“Nice place to go for a walk near down town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

They are currently redoing the landscape on west side of the lake. Many people were out running or walking with their famalies on Sunday morning. Lake Merritt is a little unexpected gem in downtown Oakland.

Visited September 2012
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