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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
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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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I live in Folsom, so I visit Folsom Lake often. This State Recreational Area (SRA) covers a vast expanse around the lake, so it encompasses many different facilities. 1. Folsom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vince F
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Folsom, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was well worth the entrance fee ($12) for us because of the serene beauty, clean facilities, and large area to ramble with our dog. I only wish we had our bicycles with us - there were lots of cyclists having fun!

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Alamo, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My lady and I went for a drive to Folsom lake. It was very nice and surprised me with the size and the lack of people there ! We had several areas all to ourselves and the Flora of the area is spectacular. The advent of being to 4 wheel on the beach was an added bonus to me !... More 

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Thank SoberMike
Folsom, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Folsom lake is a beautiful place to go camping and hiking. Watching the sun rise in the morning and the sun setting at night. Sleeping under the stars. It is very peaceful. Easy access to the water if you have a motor boat. Kayaking on the lake is fun too.

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Thank Lisa L
Folsom, California
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Folsom, so I visit Folsom Lake often. This State Recreational Area (SRA) covers a vast expanse around the lake, so it encompasses many different facilities. 1. Folsom Point. Folsom Point is on the south end of the lake. It features a boat launch and picnic areas overlooking the lake. From here you can see Folsom Dam to... More 

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Nipomo, California
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We love to float the American River in Rancho Cordova. There is 20 of us, we decided to camp at Beals point this year. We booked the campsites through a website. Upon arriving at the campground, its pretty much smack dab in the middle of town, not quite out ruggedly in the forest. We had 3 campsites, they were actually... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We rented a jetski and set up camp at Folsom Point for the day. The water level this summer is low, as is now usual, and required a small 1/4 mile hike from the car. The shore is rocky and not beachy, but the water is quite warm on the surface. Fun on a hot day, but the decreased lake... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

There is a lot of space to relax and enjoy on the beach and the lake itself is quite beautiful. It was a good fun experience.

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Thank Vatsalarya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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.

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Thank digimana
Roseville, California
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104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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!

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