The Sacramento are can get very hot during the summer so many locals in Sacramento go to the lakes to cool off. In the Sacramento area there are multiple locations that you can go if you want to go to the lake. Not all lakes are the same though. Some lakes are better suited yo your needs then others. To know which lake is best for you then keep reading to find out.
Lake Oroville is located in Oroville so if you are located in the western side of Sacramento then Oroville may be an option for you. What makes Lake Oroville special is its size. Lake Oroville is pretty big. Lake Oroville has lots of boats on the water and some really big boats too. It is not unusual to see big houseboats on Lake Oroville.
The Sacramento Delta goes through Sacramento. The Sacramento Delta is not located in a lake so the water moves a bit faster. The Delta is also not as wide as many other locations but there are plenty of areas on the Delta that give you lots of room. The Sacramento Delta is a popular location for those that do not have boats. Lots of people in the Sacramento area come out to the Delta and hang out on the beach and party so if you are into barbeque’s and beer by the water then the Delta is the place for you.
Lake Tahoe is a bit farther away then the other locations. If you are in the east end of Sacramento it will take you at least an hour to make it to Lake Tahoe. While being so far away may not make Lake Tahoe seem like a great destination it is still popular with locals in Sacramento. Lake Tahoe is located in a beautiful atmosphere. While there is lots of vegetation at the other locations Lake Tahoe has lots of large trees and is in the middle of a full fledged forest.
Besides the beautiful setting you can get some great deals on finding a cabin to rent because of the recent economic downturn many people are renting their cabins out at low rates. Lots of cabins in the Lake Tahoe area are now available for cheap and you can take advantage of that.
Folsom Lake is an all around boating location. If you do not have a boat but want to go to the river then this is a good place to just hang out. You can even go camping at Folsom Lake. You can camp out at Beals Pointe if you want to spend a few days at Folsom Lake. Folsom Lake is pretty large though you will not see big house boats here like you will in Tahoe or Oroville. If you want a lake instead of the Delta Folsom Lake is the closest in the Sacramento area. Folsom Lake is the only lake located in Sacramento county so it is the closest lake in the area.
If you want to party, camp, or boat these locations are great places to go to beat the heat in Sacramento.