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Open Water Triathlon swimming

Best place for safe Open Water long distance Triathlon swimming. Completely clean water. no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chrid Z
Folsom, California
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Great swim spot

I love to come here to swim and hang out a bit alone or with friends. The American River Bike Trail... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Mar R
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This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.
Folsom, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for safe Open Water long distance Triathlon swimming. Completely clean water. no motorized boats, sandy beach, $10 park entry, lots of parking.

1  Thank Chrid Z
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I love to come here to swim and hang out a bit alone or with friends. The American River Bike Trail and Folsom trial connect so it's easy to bike here if you don't want to drive. I like to bike here and then hop...More

Thank Mar R
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center offers a host of programs, including rowing, kayak, and sailing classes and rentals on the lake. The staff is friendly and helpful. I was an instructor in their office. The sailboats are very limited, and I don't think it's really...More

Thank jganz2018
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We visited in early June and it's a great little lake. Rented kayaks right by the lake. There's plenty of parking. It wasn't overcrowded. A lot of water fowl to entertain us. Just a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

3  Thank Codex B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

What a fun place to enjoy.....anything water sports, walking/biking trails and pic-nic areas.....Spend the whole day of enjoyments. My daughter and I went there to rent SUP boards to scoot around the lake...we were not the only ones out there enjoying the day.....you can also...More

2  Thank 107Judy30
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

This lake has a 5 mph speed limit for motorized boats which makes it great for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Nimbus Flat Area nest the dam - There’s a $10 parking fee and no launch fee or inspection fee and it’s really easy...More

5  Thank cml94618
Reviewed May 24, 2018

If you want a great 12 mile loop running trail around Lake Natoma near downtown Folsom, CA, this is your place. Very nice running trails (paved and dirt). A favorite with bikers and runners...need to stay on the left side of the path (follow the...More

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We have been here many times since we moved to the area 8 years ago. We have biked around the lake with our daughter starting at age 6. Today we saw the trail no passable due to landslide - people were carrying their bikes through...More

1  Thank Ally G
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I have done a couple of things - I have walked the entire loop and I have walked both sides of the lake - this is a great place to bring the family - you can ride bikes, hike, jog, sign up for other water...More

1  Thank Judy M
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Fun place to come boating and kayaking. Fish rarely bite here but at least they exist. Great boating here.

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August 30, 2018|
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Response from Rhett L | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe. Not sure if you need a license
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
Also sailboats, sailboards, canoes, kayaks and more
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
No. Pretty sure there's no place on the lake you can.