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Beautiful Views

Stopped in to pick up the National Parks Pass. Drove around the lake and enjoyed the views from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat B
Santa Rosa, California
National Parks Senior Pass pickup

Lake Sonoma is one of the places a lifetime senior National Parks Pass can be purchased. The Pass... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane A
Rohnert Park, California
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Healdsburg, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to pick up the National Parks Pass. Drove around the lake and enjoyed the views from the overlook spots. Great place to picnic. Camping & Marina for boating as well as hiking trails. A gem of a place to enjoy in Sonoma.

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake Sonoma is one of the places a lifetime senior National Parks Pass can be purchased. The Pass is sold at the low price of $10 until August 28 when the price increases to $80. You must be 62 to qualify for the Pass. Lake...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Overlook has a beautiful view. This was an unplanned stop on our day of touring wineries and vineyard, and I'm so glad we stopped!

Thank WendyDee10
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went up here for a lunch picnic with a bottle of wine and loved the views! It was a great place to stop and have lunch for something different!

Thank rhki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 9 June 2017

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

Thank Mugszi
Reviewed 6 June 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 25 May 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 13 April 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
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Mugszi | Reviewed this property |
It would not hurt but do not forget sun screen.
13 August 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!
10 August 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.