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A really nice hidden gem in Sonoma

The lake itself is pretty good sized, which is great for boating and recreation. Despite the heat... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Lisa H
San Francisco, California
beautiful scenery

A bit of a windy drive but the views are spectacular. If you head up the left side be aware that it... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
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Healdsburg, CA
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

The lake itself is pretty good sized, which is great for boating and recreation. Despite the heat, we felt like the lake was definitely not too crowded. They have campsites, including some that you can boat from. We will try that sometime. The views all...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed July 12, 2017

A bit of a windy drive but the views are spectacular. If you head up the left side be aware that it come to a dead end. there isn't a lot there other than a lake though. we took lots of photos

Thank shropshirelad63
Reviewed June 8, 2017

A lovely, clean, peaceful, uncrowded lake even during a holiay holiday weekend. Perfect for boating and any watersports.

Thank Mugszi
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I've lived in Sonoma County for 20 years and been to Lake Sonoma innumerable times. Liberty Glen had a burst water main about 7 years ago and the powers that be haven't yet called the plumber to get it fixed. While they can't muster the...More

Thank Dawson C
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Stop by the visitor's center for a map or download one at Lake Sonoma Trail Map.. We park at No Name Flat parking lot and walk the Half A Canoe trail. Lovely views,quiet. Go early as the sun can get vicious. The woodland trail loop...More

Thank m0jb
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is such a great spot. Incredible views. Excellent information area and trout hatchery is cool to check out. Love to slowly drive up to the overlooks and find a short trial to walk. The views are amazing. Usually we have the place to ourselves....More

Thank ek
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The drive to Lake Sonoma is stunning. Once you get to the Lake, there are places you can stop and take in the beautiful views. Very cool bridge with amazing views of the Lake that you can talk across. Looks like it is a great...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Lake Sonoma area has a number of hiking trails. We spent a few hours with the gorgeous weather and pristine landscape. The area is very clean and well maintained. A day pass, which you can get at the visitor center, is only $5.

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

So happy for the rain! Wildflowers galore! Great hiking. Parked in the "No Name" trail parking lot and took the trail to "Half a Canoe" trail. Approximately 5 miles moderate intensity. Our GPS said 5.1, but the map at the lot said 5.4 miles. Nice...More

1  Thank simplelife5
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Had never visited this lake before but was invited for an afternoon wine & cheese, so I went hoping to find an equivalent to my Lake Tahoe experience....well, this is a beautiful lake setting but it is comprised of many small inlets and rugged coastline,...More

Thank Neal S
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from Mugszi | Reviewed this property |
It would not hurt but do not forget sun screen.
August 13, 2016|
Response from newtoCR | Reviewed this property |
Lake Sonoma is about 15 minutes west of Healdsburg. Travel west on Dry Creek road, keep going until you get to the lake, can't miss it. Have fun!
August 9, 2016|
Response from Leeleggs | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a dog. However we did see a small sailing boat with two dogs on it.