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Lake Clementine

501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
+1 530-885-4527
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Kayaking Upper Clementine

Upper Clementine is a joy to Kayak. The river here is clear and slow. There is enough of a current... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick C
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Auburn, California
Lower lake is great.

Nice lake right outside of auburn. $10 parking fee. We kayaked for most of the day and caught a few... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa S
,
Roseville, California
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“state park” (3 reviews)
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501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
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+1 530-885-4527
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"great place to kayak"
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"boat launch"
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"beautiful hike"
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"american river"
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"spillway"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upper Clementine is a joy to Kayak. The river here is clear and slow. There is enough of a current to keep you moving downstream. There are several side bars to explore and based on the time of season blackberries can be picked from the...More

Thank Rick C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lake right outside of auburn. $10 parking fee. We kayaked for most of the day and caught a few wide mouth bass. The lake is very narrow so be careful of the wake boarders if your kayaking, there wake machines on the boats make...More

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Lower Clementine is very nice but may have some boating traffic. The best is Lower Clementine. Beautiful clear water and no boats.

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The water was perfect, although very busy, plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a few hours. I would recommend it on a warm summer day.

Thank khub79
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We live in Cool, & are getting to know what is around us. We will go back with kayaks next time. We went to the lower, good for picnicking & playing in the water. The road was pretty primative & bumpy....once you got down it...More

1  Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

A nice little lake nestled in the foothills.the only problems is the parking is not very good and there are a lot of sand flees on the beaches. Very pretty scenery great force day tip.

Thank rayjen3
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We like to kayak here. We like to start at lower lake and go up stream first however the wind on the way back can be a little challenging. Overall it's peaceful and gorgeous - a few beaches a long the way to stop and...More

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is a wonderful lake to get away to for its peace and serenity. I've never been there when its ever been a busy place.

Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Long narrow lake off the beaten path, and quieter than many local lakes. Lovely kayaking with plenty of steep wooded hills either side. Interestingly, no outtake - the flow just cascades over the spillway as the river flows.

2  Thank GrassValleyMe
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Directions take you right to the entrance where the dam is located just a short walk down so if you're trying to actually hike don't follow the directions to the address listed here. The roads are RIDICULOUSLY narrow, actually quite scary especially with all the...More

Thank AKLP17
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hazer76
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Ally G | Reviewed this property |
Yes on poppy pass and yes you can paddle for free.
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Regina C
April 21, 2018|
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Response from mklibrary |
Allowed in lower, not upper
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