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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Calm and serene

The place is excellent for boating. We went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was not crowded... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
via mobile
Beautiful area!

We visited the lake for a sporting event. The area is beautiful, the staff at the gate was helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Livermore, California
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This park offers everything: a huge lake for all sorts of water activities and nature trails for hiking, walking and horseback riding.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is excellent for boating. We went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was not crowded. The place is picturesque. The admission fee for the whole day was 12$ per vehicle. It is free for pedestrians and cyclists.

Thank GeethuRajagopal
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited the lake for a sporting event. The area is beautiful, the staff at the gate was helpful and friendly and the area was well maintained.

Thank flowermanfan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have boated there, swam and just had great family fun...clean! Great for riding horses as well....

Thank harstrick
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Folsom Lake provides year round entertainment for our family. We have a state park pass so that we can visit as much as we want. We take the kids out there to walk the waterline and look for sticks and fool's gold (and wading). It...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

You read that right. Right in the city. So any trails around picturesque Folsom Lake. Trailheads are easily accessible. Whether it's a short or long run this is tops. Swim, kayak, paddle, sail or just hang by the beach. Water level is great due to...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

If you are searching for a location where the entire family unit can enjoy themselves, Folsom Lake Recreational area surrounds Folsom Lake and is situated in the foothills of Sierra Nevada. It spans across three counties and the City of Folsom. Experience a simplistic, down...More

1  Thank An G
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a nice Saturday morning hiking near the lake. Not a challenging hike but the scenery was beautiful. Started to get warm in the afternoon so I would recommend early morning or late afternoons during the summer.

Thank Shane H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Spent 4th of July at Folsom Lake with about 50 thousand people and it was a great time. The park is well maintained and the staff does an exceptional job of keeping everything in order.

Thank meanmachine439
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a wonderful afternoon at the lake--you could BBQ, fly a kite, take a walk, ride a bike or just sit and enjoy the view.

1  Thank 236sharons
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of nice open space for picnics, hiking, and bicycling. I suppose Folsom Lake would be a great place for recreational boating too, although I did not try it out. Don't come here to see the damn, because Folsom dam is not like Shasta...More

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Megan C
12 January 2015|
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Response from Trecia T | Reviewed this property |
There is camping at Beals Point, however I am unaware about the Penninsula. Be advised that Folsom Lake has been at record lows.