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“Lots of outdoor entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Natoma

Ranked #5 of 29 things to do in Folsom
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.
Orangevale, California
Level Contributor
40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lots of outdoor entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Everything that floats you can rent or bring Lake Natoma they have tons of picinic tables,grass areas and walking/bike paths and access to the lake.They rent paddle boats,kayaks sail boat,cannues and other floaty things.there is a great beach/waterfront great lace to relax play in the water and BBQ.Very quiet lake" no wake 5 miles an hour" only.which sometimes is just what you want

Visited October 2012
Thank Karyn K
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Folsom, California
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104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Visiting in September the lake levels are low, which leaves literally miles of sand and exploring. The water is crystal clear and there's so much to explore! Bike trails weave everywhere and there are lots of picnic benches and BBQs. Toilets are plenty and there are water fountains too. Had we been in Folsom longer and been more prepared I would have bought towels, food and my Kindle. There are several parking points, all offering stunning views. Being from the UK I am constantly delighted by how friendly the Californians are and we spent time chatting to a lovely lady who really welcomed us.

Visited September 2012
Thank BlueWoman
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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great place to kayak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Very kid friendly but a bit confusing on where to go. If you want to picnic and kayak take the VERY first right off of Hazel Ave if you go to the second right it is the boat slips. $10 per car entry fee. There was no concession stand so make sure to bring whatever food and drinks; you can go back out to get to the Arco or Chevron station. To rent the kayaks each person needs to bring a picture ID and you have to leave your car keys. The 3 person kayak is only for 2 adults and one child; they have tandems for $14/hr and single for $9/hr. I would suggest getting the back support which I think was $1 each. The water is cold but very calm;if you are an avid kayaker you will find it boring but for cruising around to relax or for kids it is perfect. My only complaint is they had restrooms and one of the parks worker came by around 11am to lock them up so you are forced to use gross and disgusting port-o-cans. Doesn't the $10 fee help to pay for the bathroom facilities?? Why have bathroom if you aren't going to let your guests use them.

1 Thank Capma
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Fair Oaks, California
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Kayaking heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Good place to kayak any time of the year. Several places to launch too.

Visited March 2012
Thank Lynster82
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Sacramento, California, United States
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103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best Place Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

I love this place to walk around, bike around and simply enjoy the natural views of Folsom and the American River.

Visited July 2011
1 Thank Zackary S
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