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Lake Clementine

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Great Family HIke

This is a beautiful hike, great for kids. There are bathrooms at the beginning of the hike and the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
One of the last warm days of summer.

I've been coming to upper lake for 25 years! It used to be a secret, but not any more. If you are... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Sacramento, California
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501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is a beautiful hike, great for kids. There are bathrooms at the beginning of the hike and the path is perfect for little ones. I'll admit, we didn't make it all the way to the lake, the kids got tired and we turned around,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kinyama
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I've been coming to upper lake for 25 years! It used to be a secret, but not any more. If you are in a kayak you can get around the corner and have the rest of the river to yourself most of the time. At...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tourist230527
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Wonderful lake. Road to upper lake is native surface and steep, road to lower lake is steep and paved single lane in places, but can be tough to find parking. Lower lake is a boat access point. Upper lake more of a rocky beach on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank robgriffith5365
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Upper Clementine is a joy to Kayak. The river here is clear and slow. There is enough of a current to keep you moving downstream. There are several side bars to explore and based on the time of season blackberries can be picked from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rick C
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Nice lake right outside of auburn. $10 parking fee. We kayaked for most of the day and caught a few wide mouth bass. The lake is very narrow so be careful of the wake boarders if your kayaking, there wake machines on the boats make...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Loca_Lisa916
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Lower Clementine is very nice but may have some boating traffic. The best is Lower Clementine. Beautiful clear water and no boats.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jim L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The water was perfect, although very busy, plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a few hours. I would recommend it on a warm summer day.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank khub79
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We live in Cool, & are getting to know what is around us. We will go back with kayaks next time. We went to the lower, good for picnicking & playing in the water. The road was pretty primative & bumpy....once you got down it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A nice little lake nestled in the foothills.the only problems is the parking is not very good and there are a lot of sand flees on the beaches. Very pretty scenery great force day tip.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rayjen3
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We like to kayak here. We like to start at lower lake and go up stream first however the wind on the way back can be a little challenging. Overall it's peaceful and gorgeous - a few beaches a long the way to stop and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank AllyG99
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22 April 2018|
Response from AllyG99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes on poppy pass and yes you can paddle for free.
Regina C
21 April 2018|
Response from mklibrary |
Allowed in lower, not upper