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Clean Clear Water

Just jumped in the COLD but clean and clear water for a refreshing break. Lots of little spots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie G
Columbia, South Carolina
Fun by the lake

Great place for fun in the sun Lots of things for the kids to do Rentable kayaks boats and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just jumped in the COLD but clean and clear water for a refreshing break. Lots of little spots along the lake to enjoy. We walked from our hotel and there are walkways and bike paths all along the side. Just lovely.

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for fun in the sun Lots of things for the kids to do Rentable kayaks boats and water toys Fun and affordable

Thank N254NRkarenb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake is small and calm. The kayaking looked amazing. We biked and walked around the lake which was also a great way to enjoy it.

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed May 17, 2017

It looks like a great place to do a water activity. Weather was cold but in the summer definitely going back.

Thank kennethh800
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Staff is friendly, facilities are clean, kayaks were easy to use for us first-timers! My daughter and I rented a tandem kayak for 2 people and my husband used a single kayak. Total was $44 for a little over an hour for both kayaks. Water...More

1  Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took our two dogs kayaking here last week. It's a beautiful lake with 3 different launch areas. We launched from Willow Creek, which is a smaller area. It costs $10 to park, is dog-friendly, has 2 covered picnic tables, a small...More

3  Thank WaterGirl777
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Operated by Sacramento State College. This is a long narrow lake used by the university for classes and rowing clubs. Open to the public where you can reasonably rent water craft (no motorized). Paddle boarding and sailing require taking a short class instruction the first...More

2  Thank Richard J
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Rent a Canoe, Paddle Board, Water Bike for two or come on out to watch some incredible international Colligate Rowing Competition during the Summer months....

Thank Editeded
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lake Natoma is both a State Recreational Area and home to the Sacramento State (college) Aquatic Center. This is a great place to visit whether you want to participate or just visit as a tourist. The facilities are so much more advanced than your regular...More

2  Thank Vince F
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This lakeparj is really something. The nature itself iz amazing, sort of like an untouched pocket paradise. You can walk around the lake, go for a swim, or try rowing, kayaking or board peddaling. Ideal for a weekend picnic, a barbicue with family and/or friends....More

1  Thank Djole S
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July 19, 2017|
Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
One entrance is at Hazel and 50 at Nimbus Dam Recreation area. Yhe Hazel side also has Sac State Aquatics Center woth swimming and other water sport lessons. Another is at Negro Bar State park on the Folsom and Greenback... More
July 1, 2017|
Response from frankiea42 |
Yes it is. $10 for parking all day. I take my kayak all the time, but you can rent them for $11/hr.
Dejah O
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. You can't laugh your boat at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. You can laugh non motorized boats on the west side on the lake at paid parking lots.