Cool water, a Delta breeze, and delightful scenery blend on Lake Natoma to give paddlers an experience to savor. Paddling is one activity that can be enjoyed solo or with family or friends.
Lake Natoma’s 500 acres of surface water are formed by the expansion of the American River as Nimbus Dam backs up the river to slow the flows of water from Folsom Dam. The slender five-mile lake alongside the City of Folsom is a favorite of standup paddlers and kayakers.
This is a quiet lake, home to paddlers, rowers and sailors of small boats. In contrast to Folsom Lake, where waterskiing, wakeboarding and large sailboating are enjoyed, Lake Natoma has a 5 mph speed limit for motorized watercraft.