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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Beautiful beach with enough space to relax on the beach

There is a lot of space to relax and enjoy on the beach and the lake itself is quite beautiful. It... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Nice whole day trip!

While driving around lake for photo-taking, I saw some families bringing their kids swimming or... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

There is a lot of space to relax and enjoy on the beach and the lake itself is quite beautiful. It was a good fun experience.

Thank Vatsalarya
Reviewed 8 July 2016

While driving around lake for photo-taking, I saw some families bringing their kids swimming or boating at the lake side, some just rest under the tree shade, some trees somehow are under the water by the lake, a special view you don't see elsewhere.

Thank digimana
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The beach was overrun with bird and dog feces. The bathrooms were gross and the whole place kinda smelled. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was underwhelming.

Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. U can spend hours and hours of endless fun without getting bored. But be sure to get there early to get a spot with shade. I go here every year and it is something u would not want to miss!

Thank Sunny A
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful well-kept place lots to do beautiful area hot in the summer but the lake is nice and cool good for bicycle riding and hiking

1  Thank Hoos B
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a wonderful lake and highly visited by boaters, including fast boats and water skiers. There are still upper reaches of the two branches of the lake that are 5 mph, so its quiet and peaceful up there. Tons of public beaches and lots...More

Thank folsomite
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely day here. I hited a bike at nearby Folsom Bikes and spent the morning cycling along the many cycle and walking paths. You can also swim in thr lake and there is a nice beach area by the car park.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We spent a short day at Folsom Lake at Beal's Point. The beach was clean, beachcombers were nice, the water was refreshing. I liked the rental area where one could rent floaties for one or big enough for 10! We're used to the Dunes in...More

Thank PrairieGodmother
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This year the lake is full of water, to the point that you've got a significant amount of vegetation under water, and that hasn't been the case for the previous four years. If I could give a rating for having the lake full again, it'd...More

Thank RPata
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Wow, this is really a nice place to camp. You can connect to 34 (!!) miles of biking/hiking trails plus there's plenty to bike/hike within the park itself. The beaches are wonderful, there are raft and kayak trips to enjoy, birds and wildlife to watch,...More

Thank jazzie F
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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.