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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
916-988-0205
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Ranked #7 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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Omaha, NE
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Nevada City, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Fun place to ride horses; miles of trails, seems to be safe. Occasional crazy motorcycle riders have caused havoc with horses. Otherwise, watch for hikers and bicyclists.

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

It is a nice place if you get lucky enough to go on a day when there are not many people, which pretty much never happens during the boating season. I would rather take my chances with the strong current at the river than deal with the idiots who boat here.

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