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Lake Clementine

501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
+1 530-885-4527
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Pretty cool little lake

A nice little lake nestled in the foothills.the only problems is the parking is not very good and... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
rayjen3
,
Grass Valley, California
via mobile
Great kayaking

We like to kayak here. We like to start at lower lake and go up stream first however the wind on... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Ally G
,
Auburn, California
via mobile
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501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
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+1 530-885-4527
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A nice little lake nestled in the foothills.the only problems is the parking is not very good and there are a lot of sand flees on the beaches. Very pretty scenery great force day tip.

Thank rayjen3
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We like to kayak here. We like to start at lower lake and go up stream first however the wind on the way back can be a little challenging. Overall it's peaceful and gorgeous - a few beaches a long the way to stop and...More

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This is a wonderful lake to get away to for its peace and serenity. I've never been there when its ever been a busy place.

Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Long narrow lake off the beaten path, and quieter than many local lakes. Lovely kayaking with plenty of steep wooded hills either side. Interestingly, no outtake - the flow just cascades over the spillway as the river flows.

2  Thank GrassValleyMe
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Directions take you right to the entrance where the dam is located just a short walk down so if you're trying to actually hike don't follow the directions to the address listed here. The roads are RIDICULOUSLY narrow, actually quite scary especially with all the...More

Thank AKLP17
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We walked the trail from Hwy 49 to the lake. It is a wide path which was a former road. The trail is easy and has no obstacles. The scenery is beautiful and the walk follows the river all the way. At the lake side...More

1  Thank Gl0bal_guru
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Upper Lake Clementine is blissful. Although the road down is dusty and texious, you are rewarded by a very tranquil lake that is great for families.

Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We went kayaking with friends to Upper Clementine Lake- which is actually a dammed up river; hence the slight current. The road down was dirt and quite torn up. That was livable, but the incline should be a warning. We had a small manual drive...More

Thank onemomoftwo
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

We originally intended to launch our kayaks on the upper lake beach, but it was closed for the season. This turned out to be a good thing, because by the time we even got close, working our way upstream from the boat launch by the...More

4  Thank coastlinevideo
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful hike, and especially scenic this spring after all the rain. You can walk under the Foresthill Bridge and up to the spillway of the dam with beautiful scenery along the way. There are a few narrow spots on the trail, otherwise...More

Thank kelly b
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hazer76
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Response from Ally G | Reviewed this property |
Yes on poppy pass and yes you can paddle for free.
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