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“Go for a walk or relax in the shade”

Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Atascadero
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Atascadero, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Go for a walk or relax in the shade”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

A small lake that has a nice path around it for walkers, strollers, and joggers (it's a mile long and flat). There are a variety of birds to see. The park is well maintained and has a nice playground for the kids. There are concerts in the park some times and a lovely grassy area to sit and picnic near the play area plus large group BBQ areas as well. Dogs are welcome. It's adjacent to the zoo, has plenty of parking and is well maintained.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Atascadero, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Close to home (Atascadero residents) -but too many people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

If you're looking for a free local getaway with playground for the kids, bbq's, picnic areas, etc
This is a nice little place. Great to just get family/friends/co workers together on a nice day and have a bbq. There's also kayak rentals to go out for a few hours. ($10/hr)

The reason I gave this 4 instead of 5 was the people, It's often times very crowded. Sometimes, mainly at night, there is (generally) a lower class of citizens.

If your looking for peace and quiet this is not the place. Otherwise come enjoy the outdoors and have a bbq! Lush and green with lots of trees. (but you CAN'T swim either)

Visited May 2013
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Orcutt, California
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Little Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

The park/lake offers bbq pits, a small zoo ($5.00 per person), canoe and paddle boat rentals ($10 per person), and a playground. Nearby, there's a Veterans Memorial wall and a beautiful commemorate statue. This makes a great little getaway.

Visited May 2013
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Atascadero, California
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57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Park & Lake in one stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

The walk around the lake is very easy and a lovely setting. The park is wonderful for picnics, kids swings & slides or just hanging out. The geese on the lake can be a little aggressive but ducks love to be fed.

Visited February 2013
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Atascadero, California
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65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“OK, nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Atascadero Lake Park is a nice park, but the trail abuts the adjoining road and one has to watch for traffic while walking. If you encounter people walking in a group some walkers are forced to move onto the road to have enough space to walk by each other while hiking. The alternative is to stop hiking and wait for the group to pass. Again, this can be dangerous.

Visited January 2013
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