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“Better in the summer”
Review of Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma
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Sonoma Horseback-Riding Tour
Ranked #23 of 163 things to do in Healdsburg
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Were there two days after Christmas, so it's not exactly "peak" season. The lake is nice & very large, but would be much more enjoyable in the summer months.

There are hiking trails around the lake which are nice, but the signage is very poor, so make sure you know where you're going.

Thank rennisk
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We visited in late October, in the wake of the government shut-downs and cutbacks. As a result, the road to the overlook was barricaded by concrete berms, although there were no "closed" signs visible. We parked outside the berms, hopped them, and walked the half mile or so up (and UP) the roadway. We naturally had the place to ourselves, and enjoyed the view from the overlook of the lake below and the valley to the south. Nothing exciting, but very pleasant. It did look, from our high perch, as if the marina was open, as there were boats going out on the lake. But just about everything else for the casual day-visitor is closed, including the restrooms.

1  Thank Houn
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

This Lake overlook was very pretty and a great place to see in Northern California.
If driving in Sonoma County drive to this beautiful site near the Russian River.

Thank kappy26
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Seemed like a nice area over all but with the government tapped out any road that didn't go somewhere not related to the park was barricaded. We did park and walk in to a few of the areas which seemed ok. Hard to really get a sense on the area with so much closed if you aren't already familiar with the park and things to see.

1  Thank rustyoletoy
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

A surprise. Did not expect the view from the top of the hill. 360 degrees of view, no tourists around, picnic tables. Very nice

Thank Virginia512013
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