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Lake Sonoma

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Address: Healdsburg, CA

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Warm Springs Dam and Lake Sonoma are Fantastic

We were there to familiarize ourselves with Lake Sonoma. We went to the visitor's center, fish hatchery, and overlook (which has a fantastic view of the lake and marina) We had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2015
Richard V
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sacramento, California
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sacramento, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We were there to familiarize ourselves with Lake Sonoma. We went to the visitor's center, fish hatchery, and overlook (which has a fantastic view of the lake and marina) We had a very pleasant picnic next to the visitor center, which is very educational. There are ample picnic facilities in a well shaded area across from the base of the... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Lake Sonoma is a project of the Army Corps of Engineers...that doesn't sound too much like Wine Country fun but after a few hours or days of wineries and high priced eateries it is nice to go to a parking overlook and take a long minute... take a full breath...exhale fully...and enjoy the view. This was a political hot button... More 

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Thank mrt1955
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Take a drive up the mountain to the overlook and see a beautiful view if this lake. While up there we also visited Gustafson winery which has a nice picnic area with breathtaking view of the lake.

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Thank Judy F
Paris, France
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We biked across the area. Very steep hills, absolutely quiet, no traffic at all, beautiful scenery,cool temperature. Great ride!

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Thank philippe M
Sonoma County, California
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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

One of my favorite local spots to go to for a little getaway. The drive there is beautiful and it's not that far from town. There are hiking trails, great views, picnic areas, boating, and of course the lake. Best of all, it's free!

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Thank Carissa R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Lake Sonoma overlook is really worth a visit, there was only one other person there when I went, and the views of the valley and the lake are incredible. Saw many birds of prey as well. There are restrooms and picnic benches there as well if you need. Take dry creek road through the dry creek valley from north of... More 

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

if you want to see a man made lake in N. California, this is as good as any. Doesn't look as dire as those in the Shasta Lakes area in terms of the drought right now.

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Thank bemidjigreen
Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

I liked the small town atmosphere of Healdsburg. It was a warm day and in the evening we took a long walk around the plaza and discovered a charming place to visit again and again. I did not dislike anything

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Thank maryflynn2015
San Francisco, California
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Beautiful Lake, deplorable amenities. I really Gould not believe the state of the bathrooms. Just nasty! The docks are past disrepair, they are just delapidated and in need of replacement. The convenience store is a joke nod such a sadly missed opportunity. this truly beautiful location really deserves better from whoever is responsible.

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Thank Marcia G
Geyserville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This isn't by far the most beautiful lake I ever seen, but its great in our area. Its large, mostly uncrowded (we went during the week) we were 1 of about 5 boats we saw all night! The water level is down but not too bad. We drove to a cove on the big side of the lake tied up... More 

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