Best lakes in Sacramento

Check out the top lakes in Sacramento, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Folsom Lake
1. Folsom Lake
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28 local reviews
Folsom Lake
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Wendy
The Folsom Lake boat launch is 5 minutes away off Green Valley Road. Fishing and water sports are available…
Davene
Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking,…
Brett
Kick it at the beach at Folsom Lake. Plenty of hiking trails nearby. Download the ALLTRAILS app & find out…
1. Folsom Lake
1. Folsom Lake
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28 local reviews
Folsom Lake
Wendy
Wendy
The Folsom Lake boat launch is 5 minutes away off Green Valley Road. Fishing and water sports are available (swimming, jet skiing, boating,…
Davene
Davene
Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping,…
Brett
Brett
Kick it at the beach at Folsom Lake. Plenty of hiking trails nearby. Download the ALLTRAILS app & find out the best hikes nearby or no…
2. Sacramento State Aquatic Center
2. Sacramento State Aquatic Center
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11 local reviews
1901 Hazel Avenue, Gold River
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+1 916-278-2842
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Joyce
Google the site, there's many links to activities near by. Click on "Earth" and take a Virtual air trip up…
David & Christina
This is a large lake. You can rent kayaks, water bikes, swim, etc. It is very scenic and a fun place to kayak…
Victoria
A great place to rent small boats and paddle boards, and spend a day on Lake Natoma on the American River.
2. Sacramento State Aquatic Center
2. Sacramento State Aquatic Center
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11 local reviews
1901 Hazel Avenue, Gold River
Closed · Opens in 4 minutes
+1 916-278-2842
Joyce
Joyce
Google the site, there's many links to activities near by. Click on "Earth" and take a Virtual air trip up the American river to Negro Bar…
David & Christina
David & Christina
This is a large lake. You can rent kayaks, water bikes, swim, etc. It is very scenic and a fun place to kayak. The rates are really…
Victoria
Victoria
A great place to rent small boats and paddle boards, and spend a day on Lake Natoma on the American River.
3. Lake Natoma
3. Lake Natoma
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8 local reviews
Lake Natoma
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Douglas
Lake Natoma is both a State Recreational Area and home to the Sacramento State (college) Aquatic Center. …
David & Megan
The American River Parkway bike/walking/running trail goes around Lake Natoma and continues up to Folsom Lake…
Kristina
Rent stand up paddle boards or kayaks and explore lake natoma!
3. Lake Natoma
3. Lake Natoma
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8 local reviews
Lake Natoma
Douglas
Douglas
Lake Natoma is both a State Recreational Area and home to the Sacramento State (college) Aquatic Center. Great place to visit whether you…
David & Megan
David & Megan
The American River Parkway bike/walking/running trail goes around Lake Natoma and continues up to Folsom Lake and all the way down to…
Kristina
Kristina
Rent stand up paddle boards or kayaks and explore lake natoma!
4. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
4. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
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5 local reviews
7755 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom
+1 916-988-0205
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Olivia
Folsom lake, need I say more. Launch a boat, rent a jet ski, or just chill on the private beach and cool off…
Kirsten And Mark
Only a short walk or bike ride to the edge of Folsom Lake. A pathway leads you there.
4. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
4. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
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5 local reviews
7755 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom
+1 916-988-0205
Olivia
Olivia
Folsom lake, need I say more. Launch a boat, rent a jet ski, or just chill on the private beach and cool off on one of these hot summer…
Kirsten And Mark
Kirsten And Mark
Only a short walk or bike ride to the edge of Folsom Lake. A pathway leads you there.
5. American River Parkway
5. American River Parkway
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9 local reviews
American River Parkway, Sacramento
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Gerry & Donna
The American River Parkway is a 33 mile long bike trail from Folsom Lake to Old Town Sacramento. Offers…
Homer
The bike trail is only two blocks from our place, and it goes all the way to Sacramento along the river and up…
5. American River Parkway
5. American River Parkway
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9 local reviews
American River Parkway, Sacramento
Gerry & Donna
Gerry & Donna
The American River Parkway is a 33 mile long bike trail from Folsom Lake to Old Town Sacramento. Offers walking and biking as well as…
Homer
Homer
The bike trail is only two blocks from our place, and it goes all the way to Sacramento along the river and up to Folsom Lake.
6. Johnny Cash Trail
6. Johnny Cash Trail
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2 local reviews
50 Natoma St, Folsom
(916) 355-7200
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Olivia
A 1.2-mile segment of Class I bike trail that connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian…
Wendy
A Folsom Lake hiking trail is accessible from the Carriage House.
6. Johnny Cash Trail
6. Johnny Cash Trail
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2 local reviews
50 Natoma St, Folsom
(916) 355-7200
Olivia
Olivia
A 1.2-mile segment of Class I bike trail that connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian over-crossing, beautifully…
Wendy
Wendy
A Folsom Lake hiking trail is accessible from the Carriage House.
7. Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
7. Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
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3 local reviews
Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, Folsom
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Wendy
Over 32 miles long with numerous access points off Auburn/Folsom Boulevard. The eastern end of the bike trail…
Gerry & Donna
Starts at Folsom Lake and ends in Old Town Sacramento, about 33 miles long, but you can ride a bike or walk as…
7. Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
7. Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
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3 local reviews
Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, Folsom
Wendy
Wendy
Over 32 miles long with numerous access points off Auburn/Folsom Boulevard. The eastern end of the bike trail starts at Beal’s Point on the…
Gerry & Donna
Gerry & Donna
Starts at Folsom Lake and ends in Old Town Sacramento, about 33 miles long, but you can ride a bike or walk as far as you like.
8. American River Bike Trail
8. American River Bike Trail
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22 local reviews
American River Bike Trail
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Cecilia
The American River Bike Trail hugs the banks of the American River as it goes for 32 miles between Discovery…
Molly
Beautiful ride, over 50 miles along the river to Folsom Lake, or downtown to work.
8. American River Bike Trail
8. American River Bike Trail
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22 local reviews
American River Bike Trail
Cecilia
Cecilia
The American River Bike Trail hugs the banks of the American River as it goes for 32 miles between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento and…
Molly
Molly
Beautiful ride, over 50 miles along the river to Folsom Lake, or downtown to work.