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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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We're in a drought!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Roseville, California
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Meridian
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18 reviews
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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 24, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 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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Fremont, California
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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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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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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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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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Address: 7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: 916-988-0205
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom

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