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Lake Natoma water aquatics

I have done a couple of things - I have walked the entire loop and I have walked both sides of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy M
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Rancho Murieta, California
Fun Lake...

Fun place to come boating and kayaking. Fish rarely bite here but at least they exist. Great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
InnoAvenue
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Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
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This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Folsom, CA
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"aquatic center"
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"great place to kayak"
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"paddle boards"
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"american river"
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"bike trail"
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"water craft"
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"rent a kayak"
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"willow creek"
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"summer months"
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"water activities"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have done a couple of things - I have walked the entire loop and I have walked both sides of the lake - this is a great place to bring the family - you can ride bikes, hike, jog, sign up for other water...More

Thank Judy M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to come boating and kayaking. Fish rarely bite here but at least they exist. Great boating here.

Thank InnoAvenue
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a downstream lake fed by Folsom Lake with quite a bit to do. This lake has some of the best flat water in the country so they have many rowing tournaments there. Fun to go to when teams from around the country come...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I think I hold the world record for amount of time on Lake Natoma. In my 30+ year career at Aerojet and Intel, I would swim, bike or run around the lake at lunch. For a few seasons I would also play volleyball at the...More

2  Thank erv t
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is a great place to kayak. The water is generally pretty smooth & there are great little coves to explore. In summertime it is a nice area to swim & paddle board too. You can rent a kayak at the Sac State Aquatic center...More

1  Thank Karen T
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Lake Natoma is such a wonderful body of water. With a five mile per hour speed limit for vessels, it’s an ideal, quiet place to enjoy stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, or cycling. The lake level does not change much, situated below Folsom Dam...More

Thank Russell H
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

It is a great place to rent a kayak and paddle up the river for a few hours on a Saturday morning, there is wildlife there and little canals to explore if you wish.

Thank stevepeck2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lake Natoma isn't really a lake--it's more like a fat river where the American River has been held back by the Nimbus Dam. Lake Natoma is a regulating reservoir for releases from Folsom Lake, which is upstream from Lake Natoma. When I say upstream, this...More

Thank raygay
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 Steve F
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 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
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susanmorrar
19 July 2017|
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Response from Steve F | 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
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DaddyEsp
2 July 2017|
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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.
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Dejah O
30 June 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.
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