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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
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding
Description: 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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Usually Great - but with the Drought - It's Not

The great drought has impacted our ability to enjoy Lake Folsom. Its one of those lakes that makes one realize how important water conservation is and how dire our current... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Fremont, California
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2,121 reviews 2,121 reviews
1,297 attraction reviews
1,231 helpful votes 1,231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The great drought has impacted our ability to enjoy Lake Folsom. Its one of those lakes that makes one realize how important water conservation is and how dire our current drought is. We need rain. In terms of current conditions, its not that fun to visit When we have lots of rain and a full lake, it is a fun... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Ever since the drought this place is a ghost town. There is not enough water to float a boat or go swimming. Everything is closed down and over grown.

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Fair Oaks, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The drought is a shame but the views down the fingers of the forks of the river are very picturesque. Great place to spend a hot afternoon rafting, kayaking paddle boarding or rafting.

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San Marcos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Folsom Lake very much. Although the lake waters were low, the bike paths were wonderful! Had we more time, we would have ridden around the whole lake. However, we really liked what we saw and would certainly visit again!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited this lake on the way in from Lake Tahoe into Sacramento. Looked like an ok lake to take a boat out. Better signs would have enhanced our experience as looking at the map they give you at the entrance and trying to find the places for real being our first time was a little frustrating. We did not... More 

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Granite Bay, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Folsom Lake offers a variety of activities for most everyone. This is a very large Northern California reservoir supplying water and recreation facilites to large regional population base. Here's the description from their website: "Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating.... More 

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Omaha, NE
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Currently (as you may already know) Northern California is going through a severe drought, and no where is this fact more apparent than it is here at this once bountiful, beautiful lake. It's a shame really! This is not the lake you've heard about nor does it look beautiful at the moment. I hope all that changes soon. If there's... More 

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Went here with my dad. Remember wishing that I could return with cash and friends for one of the lake boats they had for rent. It was hot the day we visited so bring lots of water in the summer. Not too crowded and nice water.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

First time in Sac and wasn't sure what I thought of it until Folsom Lake! For a second, I felt like I was in Africa or the middle east. The lake area was quiet and beautiful this time of year (fall). Nice place to relax and meditate. Saw some with their dogs and some on picnics. Not crowded when I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Rented a boat here over holiday weekend and had a great time. Water is pretty clean and very warm. Ample parking and clean facilities.

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