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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Folsom
Type: State Parks, Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding
Description: 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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56 reviews 56 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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Citrus Heights, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We actually have a lake in Sacramento!!! Dam-made, and right in the middle of the burbs. Easy access, lots of water (til mid July when they lower the level). A great place for boating, picnics, and hiking. A good place to cool off during Sacramento's summer days.

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Folsom, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This SRA covers about twenty different areas, there are boat launches, picnic areas, swimming areas and river walks. Check with the rangers to find what you are looking for, as you could wander for days through all the different park areas they have!

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Weimar, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Well I'm very partial to this place because I grew up around this place. It's a great place to camp or hike or swim in the summer.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Folsom is a great melting pot of boaters, Jetskiers Campers, Hikers, Nature Lovers, Bycilists, Fisherman, Water Skiers, Equestrians and just about everything else. Can get rather hot in the summer, so plan accordingly and plan to get in the water. Like all of California's Wild Places, it has its share of critters, including Rattlesnakes in summer especially. Use a little... More

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