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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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Address: 7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: 916-988-0205
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This park offers everything: a huge lake for all sorts of water activities...

This park offers everything: a huge lake for all sorts of water activities and nature trails for hiking, walking and horseback riding.

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Nice place to stroll through nature

Our first day in California fighting jet lag, we took a long walk and got our first experience of California flora and fauna. Turkeys wandered through the picnic area while we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Penny W
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Waynesville
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Waynesville
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our first day in California fighting jet lag, we took a long walk and got our first experience of California flora and fauna. Turkeys wandered through the picnic area while we strolled along ooing and aahing at familiar (but slightly different) flowers, trees and pine cones.

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SLO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

If you're into trail running or hiking this is the place. The area is surrounded by many beautiful and connected trails. The lake is dried up of course but the trails are in very good shape. We were in the Folsom area for an organized running event and were so impressed we are planning a return trip. Our event had... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

When I visited last, the water was near record low... I walked out into what should have been lake... it was hiking trails. You could see an old settlement that had been underwater since the lake was formed years ago. Pray for Snowpack.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We've hike, boated and played all over this area. There are great trails with nice views, wildlife and nature. Unfortunately, during drought conditions, as we are experiencing now, the lake is very low, so water recreation is limited. There are still plenty of land-based exploring around the lake. Some areas have free access. Others require an stake park entrance fee.

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Meridian
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The hiking is awesome right now, see things that have been under 50 feet of water for 70 years. As I wright this (July, 2015), the drought has caused the water level to drop so far that they are wondering if they will be able to deliver water. The upside is the opportunity to see things that have been hidden... More 

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and I did an 8 mile hike from Negro Bar to the Folsom Dam and across the Folsom Crossing Bridge and back! We didn't intend to walk that far, but as soon as we saw the dam from the trail, we decided to walk all the way there. Well marked trails, both paved and dirt. Water fountains and... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Folsom Lake Recreation area has tons to offer: from boating, to biking, horse back riding to hiking. It is a beautiful and diverse area to have fun!

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Lotus, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

it;s okay, but it's really OKAY if you are in a boat water skiing, or even jet skiing. Fun. Other wise, pretty, but boring.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We decided to take an afternoon and go exploring around Folsom Lake. We just moved to Roseville 7 months ago and are doing investigation for the summer. We discovered a grand place to go for swimming, boating, camping (if that's your thing), and general outdoor entertainment. Granite Beach was very sandy and we'll definitely get back as soon as the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The well maintained Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is a very good place for biking, jogging and/or walking along the well laid out trails. And, if one prefers, a nice setting for exercising and/or relaxing. In short - enjoying nature.

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