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Lake Clementine

501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
+1 530-885-4527
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Great kayaking

We like to kayak here. We like to start at lower lake and go up stream first however the wind on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ally G
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Auburn, California
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Wonderful, peaceful beauty!

This is a wonderful lake to get away to for its peace and serenity. I've never been there when its... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dennis R
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Grass Valley, California, United States
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  • Average4%
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“upper lake” (9 reviews)
“paved road” (3 reviews)
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501 El Dorado St, Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, CA 95603-4949
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful lake to get away to for its peace and serenity. I've never been there when its ever been a busy place.

Thank Dennis R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Long narrow lake off the beaten path, and quieter than many local lakes. Lovely kayaking with plenty of steep wooded hills either side. Interestingly, no outtake - the flow just cascades over the spillway as the river flows.

1  Thank GrassValleyMe
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Directions take you right to the entrance where the dam is located just a short walk down so if you're trying to actually hike don't follow the directions to the address listed here. The roads are RIDICULOUSLY narrow, actually quite scary especially with all the...More

Thank AKLP17
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We walked the trail from Hwy 49 to the lake. It is a wide path which was a former road. The trail is easy and has no obstacles. The scenery is beautiful and the walk follows the river all the way. At the lake side...More

1  Thank Gl0bal_guru
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Upper Lake Clementine is blissful. Although the road down is dusty and texious, you are rewarded by a very tranquil lake that is great for families.

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We went kayaking with friends to Upper Clementine Lake- which is actually a dammed up river; hence the slight current. The road down was dirt and quite torn up. That was livable, but the incline should be a warning. We had a small manual drive...More

Thank onemomoftwo
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We originally intended to launch our kayaks on the upper lake beach, but it was closed for the season. This turned out to be a good thing, because by the time we even got close, working our way upstream from the boat launch by the...More

4  Thank coastlinevideo
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful hike, and especially scenic this spring after all the rain. You can walk under the Foresthill Bridge and up to the spillway of the dam with beautiful scenery along the way. There are a few narrow spots on the trail, otherwise...More

Thank kelly b
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This weekend my son and I hiked up to Lake Clementine just outside of Auburn, California. The trail is 2.3 miles to the dam with a slight elevation change which made for a nice 5 mile hike. Lake Clementine is along the American River just...More

2  Thank Michael J
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Geseniamh
4 September 2016|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
First of all, your main consideration should be the vehicle you own. If you have a high carriage SUV or pickup truck, either entry should be fine. The lower entrance is paved. The hike at the lower turn-off is very steep... More
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Mossyoak11
31 May 2015|
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Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
Great fishing! Swimming was good at the opposite end of the lake.
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