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Fun Day Out

Skimp signage and a steep walk but totally worth it for a lovely day out. Staff for kiosk and boats were super friendly...... Concur with recent posts on all the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
MrsDennsity
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Skimp signage and a steep walk but totally worth it for a lovely day out. Staff for kiosk and boats were super friendly...... Concur with recent posts on all the positives. Closes for season at End of Day on Monday 9/5/16.......... I think it was 6pm.

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Well, we missed it drained, unfortunately; empty lakes are neat to see, but it was full and we had a great time there swimming as we have each of our times there. I suppose a drained lake isn't much fun to swim in... : ) Clean water, comfortable water and a great place for the family. Never rented a boat,... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We came for a resort week and brought our canoe. We had a great time. The floating platforms were great for jumping and diving. My 4 year old loved the netted off kid area. There are plenty of kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, etc. If you don't have your own but they are a bit pricey. They have floats and life... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My family visited the lake during our stay at one of the Senedo condos. With our accommodation we received a pass that allowed up to 6 people free entry to the lake. You can swim, rent paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. If you have your own tubes, noodles, kayaks etc, you are more than welcome to use them... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

On our first day of vacation we enjoyed the paddle boating and swimming. Granddaughters ages 9 & 17 liked the swimming, going back and forth to the rafts. Adults enjoyed sitting in the Sun. There is a small snack shack, where we got lunch.

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Lakewood, Washington
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264 reviews
95 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid. Basically, it's a giant lake. You can swim, lay out on the "beach," and hike around the lake. We also go fishing and hunt for frogs, snakes, turtles, etc. It is pretty deep, so if you have small kids, they may want some floaties if they're going to... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

went to lake laura during the kids' spring break. it was neat to see the lake drain, and see our foot steps at the bottom. the dam has been rebuilt and the lake is on schedule to reopen this summer (memorial day wkend); with a much closer parking lot (yay, no more step hill).

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Maryland
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

The lake is empty. Nothing to see. Not sure when it will open again. Disappointed. Apparently I have to add more characters to submit this review and I have no other comments.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Lake Laura has been drained but is accessible by a couple of foot trails. The new outlet looks complete. It looks like they are building a stronger dam. Take a walk and take a look. How often will you see Lake Laura empty? They will be filling it in January I heard. So until then

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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222 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Be careful, this lake was closed and drained by the US Army Corp of engineers during our visit. The Pines did not bother to warn us of this and we wasted an hour driving around back roads trying to find the entrance without realizing it was closed.

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