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Lake Sonoma

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Address: Healdsburg, CA

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Great hiking trails

Can be challenging for a workout if that's what you're looking for - or just take it slower. Bring water - it's hot and dry!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can be challenging for a workout if that's what you're looking for - or just take it slower. Bring water - it's hot and dry!

Thank 736cen
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive thru many wineries to the top to view the lake. Parking there was free and there were picnic tables. We could see the marina below with many boats.

Thank Purc135
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This August we took a break from touring wineries and picked up a picnic lunch, heading to Lake Sonoma. After a beautiful drive we ended up by their marina with several picnic benches available as it was a weekday. Our lunch consisted of one sandwich each and bottled water. We ended up sitting at 3 different tables only to be... More 

Thank SheriSR
Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told by a patron at KINsmoke to take the drive. It has a beautiful look out with a restroom, if you need it. We drove down to the marina/beach, but they wanted $10 to park and we weren't staying, so we passed. Didn't even know there was a Lake Sonoma!!

Thank Vivian A
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lake Sonoma didn't sound very attractive to us, hence it fell under the radar for quite some time. It was a lovely surprise when we visited it. It's the approach, the magnificent vista, the surroundings, and oddly, the deck system. I recommend it.

Thank tastefirst
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My dad and I visited Lake Sonoma in mid August 2016. He really enjoyed the fish hatchery but I didn't see one single fish, so I guess looking for fish was out of season. Once you find Lake Sonoma, there isn't much there. You can climb to a vista point and see the whole lake including the marina. I would... More 

Thank donna_d173
Magalia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Lake Sonoma is a little low, though I understand that 2016 rainfall restored water back to this beautiful site. The high overpass bridge was spectacular!

Thank gordonrlangford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Liberty Glen campground this weekend, and had to run away. Half of the campground is without water, and the toilets are closed. What is worse, they give you absolutely no warning about this, and if you end up in the wrong side of the camp, you pay for roasting without even the most basic services.

Thank Luciano L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited the lake on a Tuesday. It was initially worryingly quiet. However, having spoken with the boat rental workers they assured us they were busy at weekends. We hired a speed boat and a tube. I had to take an almost pointless photo of the propeller but I understand why. Instructions on the use of the lake were given... More 

Thank Leeleggs
san francisco, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great place to go for a nice long hike. It has gorgeous views of the lake. The hiking trail map provided at the entrance are somewhat confusing. We ran out of time to swim at the Marina but we drove through to check it out and it looks like a great place to spend the day. They have a place... More 

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