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“Paddling on Lake Sonoma”
Review of Lake Sonoma

Ranked #26 of 158 things to do in Healdsburg
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Windsor, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Paddling on Lake Sonoma”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Enjoy something besides wine tasting, get out into the outdoors. This can still be relaxing and not too strenuous.

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EAST GREENBUSH
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding Lake Sonoma View”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

A MUST SEE when in this area. Stop at the fish hatchery on the way up to the vista lookout. We saw steel head trout making their way up the latter to the hatchery. Almost forgot, must also go to Francis Ford Coppola winery. Michael a great host and lunch with Pinot Noir was excellent.

Visited November 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Scenery”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

It is a very pretty place to visit. We went with a group and had a nice picnic there. It's peaceful, quiet and nature at it's best.

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Sebastopol, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“North end”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

While most people are drawn to the south end of the lake where the fish hatchery is, entrance road to camping, boat launch, and picnic areas. I'm a big fan of the north end, Yordy Creek Recreation area. It's a 3 mile winding road through the hills from west Cloverdale....a spectacular drive, but do it slowly, the road can be a bit hairy (holes and steep curves). But it's worth it and beautiful if you go slow. there's a parking lot (with portapotty), a non-motorized, person-launched water craft ramp, a field by the ocean and river with several picnic tables covered by car-port like structures and grills....very basic. And a small wonderful beach with swimming area. The beach is great and so is the water, although the water can be murky, but its fresh and feels nice and there are several patches of grasses underwater who's tops come to about a foot from the surface,
The park can be relatively deserted or crowded with families and everything in between.

Visited October 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Love it!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Been here to fish, and kayak or just to look at the lake from the overlook! A great place to go swimming or hike or just get out in the kayak and explore! The lake is big enough for all boaters and skiers, the boat in campgrounds look very enticing, people there always look like they are having fun! This is our favorite water hole to visit!!

Visited November 2012
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