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“Great area to watch wildlife, from turkeys on the strut, to Turkeys Driving Boats on the Water” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
916-988-0205
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Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Folsom
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding
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Owner 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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“Great area to watch wildlife, from turkeys on the strut, to Turkeys Driving Boats on the Water”
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 caution when hiking or exploring. Beals Point RV campground is a good place to stay and close to everything.

Visited August 2012
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Nevada City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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“ride, hike or bike”
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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“To crowded and dangerous.”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Orangevale, California
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“Country views in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Folsom Lake is in our backyard,we fish,go boating camping,hiking bird watching, wildlife sightings,all water sports.It has hundreds of acres of open space just to do what fancies you.They have a swim beach with floaty toys,kyaks they have lifegards in the summer time.They have 3 campgrounds 2 on the Granite Bay side and one on the Salmon Falls side of ther lake.Boat launches at 5 different areas on the lake.Easy access for handicapped to get by the water camp fish.We come here at least 4 times a month all year round.Fees are taken at the front gates

Visited October 2012
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Folsom, California
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“Love the lake in the Fall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Not nearly as crowded during the Fall and the dogs love to walk up here. The lake is a little low now but still plenty of water and great place for a quiet walk.

Visited September 2012
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