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Lake Natoma

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Address: Folsom, CA
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This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.

This tranquil lake offers plenty of water activities and a laid back feel.

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quick visit to Lake Natome

It looks like a great place to do a water activity. Weather was cold but in the summer definitely going back.

Reviewed 1 week ago
kennethh800
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Rancho Cordova, California
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Rancho Cordova, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It looks like a great place to do a water activity. Weather was cold but in the summer definitely going back.

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is friendly, facilities are clean, kayaks were easy to use for us first-timers! My daughter and I rented a tandem kayak for 2 people and my husband used a single kayak. Total was $44 for a little over an hour for both kayaks. Water was calm and peaceful and scenery was beautiful!

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Thank Lorraine G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I took our two dogs kayaking here last week. It's a beautiful lake with 3 different launch areas. We launched from Willow Creek, which is a smaller area. It costs $10 to park, is dog-friendly, has 2 covered picnic tables, a small paved parking lot, and vault toilets. There is no running water here. There were a... More 

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Thank WaterGirl777
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Operated by Sacramento State College. This is a long narrow lake used by the university for classes and rowing clubs. Open to the public where you can reasonably rent water craft (no motorized). Paddle boarding and sailing require taking a short class instruction the first time you rent. Choose a day where it's not too windy.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Rent a Canoe, Paddle Board, Water Bike for two or come on out to watch some incredible international Colligate Rowing Competition during the Summer months....

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Folsom, California
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lake Natoma is both a State Recreational Area and home to the Sacramento State (college) Aquatic Center. This is a great place to visit whether you want to participate or just visit as a tourist. The facilities are so much more advanced than your regular community pool or whatever. They have all kinds of water-craft rentals; paddle boards, boats, sailboats,... More 

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1 Thank Vince F
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This lakeparj is really something. The nature itself iz amazing, sort of like an untouched pocket paradise. You can walk around the lake, go for a swim, or try rowing, kayaking or board peddaling. Ideal for a weekend picnic, a barbicue with family and/or friends. Parking is 10$ per day, kayak amd board are 15$ per hour, although you can... More 

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1 Thank Djole S
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is the perfect place for leisurely kayaking or SUP. No motorized vessels is a huge plus. We usually stay toward the Folsom end as that's were we live. You can put in at Willowcreek or Negro Bar State Rec. areas so there is a small fee. You can also put in near Hazel Ave. but I don't know the... More 

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Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Bike, kayak, hike, horseback ride, stand-up paddleboard, feed ducks, fish, sunbathe, swim, volleyball...you name it you can find a place to do it at Lake Natoma! This is Folsom City and the surrounding area's jewel. I've picked blackberries from a kayak, explored the trails, both paved and unpaved, and on foot, running, and biking, each a different experience. Picnic tables... More 

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Folsom, California
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

In Folsom it is possible to ride around Lake Natoma. It is 13 miles total. If you don't want to ride a bike you can also walk.

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