Lake Sonoma
Lake Sonoma
4.5

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This lake/reservoir is an important resource for the county, both as a source of water as well as a spot for recreation. We enjoyed the view from up above on a hillside at a view point. Great place for a hike. We should come back in hot weather.
Written 11 January 2024
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1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Lake Sonoma is bothincredibly beautiful and clean. A truly refreshing place to swim. Bad thing is with 50 miles of shoreline, access.to a swimming beach is almost zero without a boat.. So, if you have a boat it is paradise. The lake stretches all the way north. to Cloverdale and there are plenty of out of the way places to pause and enjoy a swim. I don't understand not having swimming beaches on a lake that size. But as with many things in the North Bay Area if you have alot of money there are great opportunities and if not., enjoy the view because that's as close as you're getting. Taxes paid but access denied.
Written 12 August 2023
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k1977
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
First time visiting and staying at a boat in campsite. We were worried at first due to there being no running water or electricity. We stayed 3 nights and 4 days, and had a wonderful time. The day turning into dusk, and then evening sitting and looking at the stars was just beyond amazing. Our trip was filled with such a special experience that we are now planning to make this a yearly family camping trip, if not more than once a year. The lake water was beautiful and we stayed during the middle of the week and not weekend. The experience is much more rewarding when it feels like you are the only one on the lake. It was such a special time for my children and family. My husband at first was concerned as he always is, but the boat in campsites were easy to access from the boat and shore. I highly recommend, and this is such a hidden gem of a location.
Written 29 July 2023
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Cynthia A
Sierra Madre, CA1,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Took a drive here. Looks like great hiking, trails for horses too. Nice Marina and launch ramp. Lake is full! Good recreation area.
Written 23 April 2023
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Mark W
Freeland, WA409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We didn't even know about Lake Sonoma. But, the road kept going and so did we. Spectacular view from above. Boat launch area seems to be primary interest. But, you could also bring a picnic and find a fun spot to eat and enjoy the view.
Written 21 September 2021
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Bob A
138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Lake Sonoma is a great place to camp, boat, swim. The have good group sites that we have used for our church camps
Written 14 January 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went to the fish hatchery and learned a lot. We drove up the mountain and went to the view points and were wowed by the gorgeous perspectives. We took a lot of photos. This is a huge area and a real treasure.
Written 9 January 2020
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Sue K
Laguna Woods, CA606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely serene drive from Healdsburg to the lake. Recommend a visit and walk around the marina. Do not miss the visitor center to learn about state efforts to bring steelhead and salmon back to the region. Followup with a visit to the hatchery where you can view and feed the fish.
Written 23 October 2019
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crunch6
Northbrook, IL736 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Look into arrangements to rent a boat or get a boat ride at this beautiful lake with a big dam. We drove up to the highest point to take pictures and have great views of the lake.
Written 6 October 2019
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MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The lake itself is very picturesque and the mountain backdrop makes for some lovely photos. There are grassed areas and the ability to swim, or let the dog have a dip. Well worth the visit.
Written 23 September 2019
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