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Lake Clementine

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Jetlag begone swim in the lake

Great lake for Stand up paddle boarding Kayaking and swimming Boats are all aware of the people on... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Wendie F
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Nice Hike With Beautiful Scenery

Lake Clementine Trail is a beautiful hike. Trailhead starts just off the 49 and old foresthill... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Michael M
Los Angeles, California
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501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
+1 530-885-4527
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a small, narrow canyon lake with one small & crowded launch ramp & very limited parking so plan ahead. The scenery is very nice & there is a nice beach area at the campsites.

1  Thank Sage C
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great lake for Stand up paddle boarding Kayaking and swimming Boats are all aware of the people on boards and in Kayaks A fun day out !

Thank Wendie F
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lake Clementine Trail is a beautiful hike. Trailhead starts just off the 49 and old foresthill road. Plenty of parking along the road but you must pay a $10 fee. If you arrive before the ranger make sure to pay the slip because they check....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We've been canoeing at Lake Clementine with friends and family over the last 10 years. I'm conflicted about posting this review because it's such a nice an undiscovered place, except for weekends. We usually go there during the week to avoid the weekend crowds. Our...More

1  Thank Ernest r
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

What a gorgeous little jewel nestled in the foothills! The road to the lower part of the lake is paved, windy, narrow--car and a half width as you get closer to the lake--and completely on a downhill slope. In leaving we met folks in a...More

2  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Lake Clementine is a hidden lake best reached via short hike from the parking area. Bring snacks or a lunch, dogs and kids as well. The uphill hike is along a mostly paved road. If you've the time, another short walk down a path near...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a bit hidden. It's where the locals boat and swim with care as there is a damn there. Not much parking but it great for hiking and sitting on the ledge overlooking the damn. It is very serene in summer and a bit...More

Thank Rene R
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Almost think I shouldn't be sharing. We have enjoyed Lake Clementine for years and can't say enough how much we love it. We normally boat in and camp on the sand beach. For a day visit you can head to upper lake and swim at...More

1  Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Fantastic day with family! Bring your own food, snacks, drinks and enjoy a beautiful day in the sunshine. I recommend late spring, early summer... or all summer for that matter. Being in the foothills, it's a nice spot always a few degrees cooler than down...More

1  Thank Nannielle
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Great place for kayaking, especially sit-on-top kayaks. Short distance off the freeway; however be careful on the park road down. With reservations through the state park I believe you can camp overnight. Great for seeing wildlife. Various waterfowl visit the lake on their migratory treks....More

1  Thank IrishTomKat
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22 April 2018|
Response from Ally G | 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