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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

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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Great lake with lots of room to stretch out with a piece of beach of your own.

This is a wonderful lake and highly visited by boaters, including fast boats and water skiers. There are still upper reaches of the two branches of the lake that are 5 mph, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Folsom, Callifornia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While driving around lake for photo-taking, I saw some families bringing their kids swimming or boating at the lake side, some just rest under the tree shade, some trees somehow are under the water by the lake, a special view you don't see elsewhere.

Thank digimana
Roseville, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach was overrun with bird and dog feces. The bathrooms were gross and the whole place kinda smelled. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was underwhelming.

Thank Jessica Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. U can spend hours and hours of endless fun without getting bored. But be sure to get there early to get a spot with shade. I go here every year and it is something u would not want to miss!

Thank Sunny A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful well-kept place lots to do beautiful area hot in the summer but the lake is nice and cool good for bicycle riding and hiking

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Folsom, Callifornia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a wonderful lake and highly visited by boaters, including fast boats and water skiers. There are still upper reaches of the two branches of the lake that are 5 mph, so its quiet and peaceful up there. Tons of public beaches and lots of place to spread out. Great place for a picnic and swimming in summer.

Thank folsomite
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely day here. I hited a bike at nearby Folsom Bikes and spent the morning cycling along the many cycle and walking paths. You can also swim in thr lake and there is a nice beach area by the car park.

Thank Colin H
Flossmoor, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We spent a short day at Folsom Lake at Beal's Point. The beach was clean, beachcombers were nice, the water was refreshing. I liked the rental area where one could rent floaties for one or big enough for 10! We're used to the Dunes in the Midwest and found the sand at Folsom to be rocky and tough on the... More 

Thank PrairieGodmother
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This year the lake is full of water, to the point that you've got a significant amount of vegetation under water, and that hasn't been the case for the previous four years. If I could give a rating for having the lake full again, it'd be a 5+, fer shur! But since I must rate everything, including the State Recreation... More 

Thank RPata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Wow, this is really a nice place to camp. You can connect to 34 (!!) miles of biking/hiking trails plus there's plenty to bike/hike within the park itself. The beaches are wonderful, there are raft and kayak trips to enjoy, birds and wildlife to watch, ravines like Brown's and Snipes Pershing to explore, and large private campsites with decent showers... More 

Thank jazzie F
Folsom, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

operated my california state parks, has everything you would want in a lake recreation area. excellent boating, kayaking, sup ing, sailing, skiing, mountain bike trails, camping, geocaching, lots of parking, several entrances. even has old ruins to explore when water level is down. bald eagles spotted here several times!

Thank William F

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