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Lake Natoma

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Address: Folsom, CA
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This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.

This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.

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summer fun

This is the perfect place for leisurely kayaking or SUP. No motorized vessels is a huge plus. We usually stay toward the Folsom end as that's were we live. You can put in at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jean C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place for leisurely kayaking or SUP. No motorized vessels is a huge plus. We usually stay toward the Folsom end as that's were we live. You can put in at Willowcreek or Negro Bar State Rec. areas so there is a small fee. You can also put in near Hazel Ave. but I don't know the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bike, kayak, hike, horseback ride, stand-up paddleboard, feed ducks, fish, sunbathe, swim, volleyball...you name it you can find a place to do it at Lake Natoma! This is Folsom City and the surrounding area's jewel. I've picked blackberries from a kayak, explored the trails, both paved and unpaved, and on foot, running, and biking, each a different experience. Picnic tables... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In Folsom it is possible to ride around Lake Natoma. It is 13 miles total. If you don't want to ride a bike you can also walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good clean water,.friendly people, not too crowded, $10 parking though If you can fit very small area with free parking on gravel just before booth.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They charge $15/hr for each kayak, (even if one is for 2 people), so you can have fun with a buddy for a decent price. One of you must be 18 or over, and they will hold your photo ID. There can be quite a wait, so expect that. it went even slower when we returned the kayak. I wished... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Natoma has a couple of attractions - it has a very good aquatic center where you can rent boats; it has miles of hiking trails and it has the National Collegiate Rowing Championships in the spring.

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A great place to relax and get away from the daily grind. Walking trails, take your bike and find a great place to have lunch! Enjoy watching people on the lake having fun, Aquatic Center will help you with this. Little more water this year yeah!! Recommend for a great day out!

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Folsom, Callifornia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Lake Natoma has three public access points, including Negro Bar State Park, Willow Creek State Park and the Sacramento County park at Hazel Avenue. The water in this lake is cold, as it comes from the bottom of Folsom Lake and basically passes through before being released to the American River. So its not good for swimming. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Amazing place to spend a day on the water. Huge campsites for families or businesses. Lot of recreation stuff to do, horseshoes, biking, swimming and water rentals.

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Folsom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We love going to Lake Natoma. You can walk or bike ride on the paved trails (11 miles all the way around the lake, only one hill), kayak, swim, picnic. Also, it run thru old town Folsom where you can stop for a meal.

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