Best lakes in South Bay

Check out the top lakes in South Bay, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Lake Elizabeth
1. Lake Elizabeth
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53 local reviews
Lake Elizabeth, Fremont
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Jennie
Beautiful views of the mountains. Several playgrounds. Multiple picnic areas. Lake activities (kayak, peddle…
Japneet
I have grown up attending parties, picnics, get-togethers and all types of events at Lake Elizabeth. It's a…
Fabio
It's a great park to visit with the whole family. There are playgrounds for different ages, places to jog and…
1. Lake Elizabeth
1. Lake Elizabeth
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53 local reviews
Lake Elizabeth, Fremont
Jennie
Jennie
Beautiful views of the mountains. Several playgrounds. Multiple picnic areas. Lake activities (kayak, peddle boat, and paddle board…
Japneet
Japneet
I have grown up attending parties, picnics, get-togethers and all types of events at Lake Elizabeth. It's a beautiful, sprawling park with a…
Fabio
Fabio
It's a great park to visit with the whole family. There are playgrounds for different ages, places to jog and bike and a beautiful view of…
2. Vasona Lake County Park
2. Vasona Lake County Park
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46 local reviews
333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos
+1 408-356-2729
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Rezan
Vasona Lake County Park Located at 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA,95032 Known for Peace & Quiet, Stunning…
Suzanne
Accessible from the Los Gatos Creek Trail, Vasona Lake Park is a favorite place to go for a walk. It has…
Karen And Adam
Very walkable. Lake includes paddle-boats, sailing lessons, and paddle-board rentals. Bike paths, walking…
2. Vasona Lake County Park
2. Vasona Lake County Park
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46 local reviews
333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos
+1 408-356-2729
Rezan
Rezan
Vasona Lake County Park Located at 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA,95032 Known for Peace & Quiet, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Secret…
Suzanne
Suzanne
Accessible from the Los Gatos Creek Trail, Vasona Lake Park is a favorite place to go for a walk. It has several playgrounds, open fields,…
Karen And Adam
Karen And Adam
Very walkable. Lake includes paddle-boats, sailing lessons, and paddle-board rentals. Bike paths, walking paths, picnic areas and connects…
3. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
3. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
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27 local reviews
3160 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 650-965-7474
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Diana & Miranda
Shoreline Lake and wetlands area is a perfect place to walk along the bay and see wildlife. It's an excellent…
Mercedes
Be early for parking. Their are loads of trails starting from here that take you around the lake or along the…
Jim
Shoreline Lake is wonderful! Rent a boat, hang out on the beach or the restaurant- this place has a relaxed…
3. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
3. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
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27 local reviews
3160 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 650-965-7474
Diana & Miranda
Diana & Miranda
Shoreline Lake and wetlands area is a perfect place to walk along the bay and see wildlife. It's an excellent birding spot. There's a boat…
Mercedes
Mercedes
Be early for parking. Their are loads of trails starting from here that take you around the lake or along the Bay. And afterwards grab a…
Jim
Jim
Shoreline Lake is wonderful! Rent a boat, hang out on the beach or the restaurant- this place has a relaxed feel and gets you away from the…
4. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
4. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
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45 local reviews
3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View
+1 650-965-7474
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Kevin
A popular gem right at the end of Shoreline Blvd. Great views of marshlands, inlets, estuaries, and other…
Anne And Mike
3 miles by car or just under 4 by bike or foot via the Stephens Creek Trail. Lake with paddle boats and…
Anh
Great park with big lake. Hang out, hike, or picnic. Windsurfing, boating. For a lovely walk drive straight…
4. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
4. Shoreline Lake Boathouse
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45 local reviews
3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View
+1 650-965-7474
Kevin
Kevin
A popular gem right at the end of Shoreline Blvd. Great views of marshlands, inlets, estuaries, and other neat features of the Bay. Lots…
Anne And Mike
Anne And Mike
3 miles by car or just under 4 by bike or foot via the Stephens Creek Trail. Lake with paddle boats and sailboats, full golf course, kite…
Anh
Anh
Great park with big lake. Hang out, hike, or picnic. Windsurfing, boating. For a lovely walk drive straight down San Antonio to the end--15…
5. Shoreline Lake
5. Shoreline Lake
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23 local reviews
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View
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Elisabeth
Beautiful lake with tails for walking or biking. Sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking available. Grab a…
Marianna
Lake is fun for renting boats. Learn to wind surf. Great playground for kids and lots of geese. Adjacent to…
Kevin
- Good place for half day or couple-hours relax with lake view. - Close to Google HQ - Good for easy hiking…
5. Shoreline Lake
5. Shoreline Lake
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23 local reviews
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View
Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Beautiful lake with tails for walking or biking. Sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking available. Grab a picnic basket at American Bistro…
Marianna
Marianna
Lake is fun for renting boats. Learn to wind surf. Great playground for kids and lots of geese. Adjacent to Baylands for long walks or bike…
Kevin
Kevin
- Good place for half day or couple-hours relax with lake view. - Close to Google HQ - Good for easy hiking -Enjoy kayaking, boating,…
6. Shoreline Lake Park
6. Shoreline Lake Park
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7 local reviews
3160 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
(650) 965-7474
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Tony
If you need to relax, get away, or go on a walk, you need to check out Shoreline lake park. You can rent…
Debbie
Mountain View's Shoreline Lake, located in the baylands just south of Palo Alto (and interconnected with the…
Universe
A beautiful park with a lake and golf links near the South Bay. Sailing, boating, kayaking, water basketball,…
6. Shoreline Lake Park
6. Shoreline Lake Park
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7 local reviews
3160 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
(650) 965-7474
Tony
Tony
If you need to relax, get away, or go on a walk, you need to check out Shoreline lake park. You can rent paddle boats and kayaks for great…
Debbie
Debbie
Mountain View's Shoreline Lake, located in the baylands just south of Palo Alto (and interconnected with the Palo Alto Baylands via trails,)…
Universe
Universe
A beautiful park with a lake and golf links near the South Bay. Sailing, boating, kayaking, water basketball, dinning, golfing, bird…
7. Ed R. Levin County Park
7. Ed R. Levin County Park
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8 local reviews
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Kevin
Nice park with a scenic lake. Can fish there. Good trails. Quiet. Can see lots of cows. Good for outside…
Dinesh
Largest park of Milpitas. Has a beautiful Sandy Wool lake. On a nice day, you will find bunch of enthusiasts…
Rebecca Kelly
Amazing local part with beautiful trails, hand gliding, and lake. A great place to spend a Saturday afternoon…
7. Ed R. Levin County Park
7. Ed R. Levin County Park
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8 local reviews
Kevin
Kevin
Nice park with a scenic lake. Can fish there. Good trails. Quiet. Can see lots of cows. Good for outside picnic. Access is $6/car.
Dinesh
Dinesh
Largest park of Milpitas. Has a beautiful Sandy Wool lake. On a nice day, you will find bunch of enthusiasts paragliding in the park.
Rebecca Kelly
Rebecca Kelly
Amazing local part with beautiful trails, hand gliding, and lake. A great place to spend a Saturday afternoon at.
8. Central Park
8. Central Park
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6 local reviews
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
+1 510-790-5541
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Paul
Great walking trail around the lake (2 miles) and lots of friendly people - Fremont is very diverse - you will…
Rachel
2 miles around lake for recreation, jogging, walking
Cynthia
Great lake and park to walk around.
8. Central Park
8. Central Park
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6 local reviews
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
+1 510-790-5541
Paul
Paul
Great walking trail around the lake (2 miles) and lots of friendly people - Fremont is very diverse - you will hear many languages spoken…
Rachel
Rachel
2 miles around lake for recreation, jogging, walking
Cynthia
Cynthia
Great lake and park to walk around.
9. Fremont Central Park
9. Fremont Central Park
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6 local reviews
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
(510) 790-5541
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Youcef
Beautiful park. I run there all there and around the lake. Great place to walk to or to drive to and walk…
Jessie
A beauty lake good for early and late evening walk.
Sienna
See beautiful Lake Elizabeth!
9. Fremont Central Park
9. Fremont Central Park
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6 local reviews
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
(510) 790-5541
Youcef
Youcef
Beautiful park. I run there all there and around the lake. Great place to walk to or to drive to and walk around the lake.
Jessie
Jessie
A beauty lake good for early and late evening walk.
Sienna
Sienna
See beautiful Lake Elizabeth!
10. Shoreline Park
10. Shoreline Park
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9 local reviews
Shoreline Park, Mountain View
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Mei Lin
Enjoy the Lakeside Cafe or the golf course, rent a kayak or a windsurfer, stroll around the lake or alongside…
Wan Wen
The park has a big lake where you can have fun with boating and kayak, a golf club and some hiking trails.
10. Shoreline Park
10. Shoreline Park
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9 local reviews
Shoreline Park, Mountain View
Mei Lin
Mei Lin
Enjoy the Lakeside Cafe or the golf course, rent a kayak or a windsurfer, stroll around the lake or alongside the bay. July will bring 100's…
Wan Wen
Wan Wen
The park has a big lake where you can have fun with boating and kayak, a golf club and some hiking trails.
11. Trail Head North Of Crystal Springs
11. Trail Head North Of Crystal Springs
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2 local reviews
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Robert
Amazing trail (on paved roads) for amazing views of a lake, deer, and lush forests. Great for early morning…
James
Great lake view with a lot of shade. Good for an easy walk or biking
11. Trail Head North Of Crystal Springs
11. Trail Head North Of Crystal Springs
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2 local reviews
Robert
Robert
Amazing trail (on paved roads) for amazing views of a lake, deer, and lush forests. Great for early morning joggers or bikers!
James
James
Great lake view with a lot of shade. Good for an easy walk or biking
12. Hellyer Country Park Velodrome
12. Hellyer Country Park Velodrome
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3 local reviews
985 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose
+1 408-225-0225
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Celeste
Need a place to hike, exercise or ride a bicycle around the Cottonwood Lake and park.
12. Hellyer Country Park Velodrome
12. Hellyer Country Park Velodrome
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3 local reviews
985 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose
+1 408-225-0225
Celeste
Celeste
Need a place to hike, exercise or ride a bicycle around the Cottonwood Lake and park.