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A great escape

Not far from Sacramento lake Folsom is a scenic place worth spending a weekend getting water from... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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Paddling Day - May 2018

This is a pretty cool little river access area/park. There's a $10 per vehicle entry fee. Visiting... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Oxnard, California
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This park offers everything: a huge lake for all sorts of water activities and nature trails for hiking, walking and horseback riding.
7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Not far from Sacramento lake Folsom is a scenic place worth spending a weekend getting water from tahoe mountain range this lake is situated near Folsom city presenting u light blue color scenic surrounding bet green n brown hills n around r posh residential villas

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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

We reserved a picnic area for a group of 80 and had a fabulous experience. Easy to get to, picnic site clean, and grills and tables in great shape. Close to lake for breezes and views. Would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty cool little river access area/park. There's a $10 per vehicle entry fee. Visiting on a holiday weekend (hot Memorial Day weekend), it was packed upon our late morning arrival. It was even more packed when we left appx 3 hrs later....More

Thank Kitman
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This review is solely for Negro Bar State Recreational Area within the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. This is as good as it gets for family/dog friendly recreation areas. There's picnic tables, shade, beach, clean public restrooms, and water fountains. We usually head towards the...More

1  Thank lilicedt
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We go here so frequently we bought a pass. This makes our cost to use this area as well as other State parks very reasonable. We like to watch the sunset over the lake. There is ample opportunity for a variety of water sports including...More

Thank LLion
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Good place to hang out with family or solo. Lots of activities to do like hiking, swimming, barbecue, walking, running, biking. There are lot of picnic areas to grill. Just beware that there’s $12 day parking fee otherwise worth to spend a day with family!!

Thank Tejinder S
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Great place to come hang out with family. I just hate the number of dogs runnin around and jumping in the water. Not fond of swimming with Fido.

Thank InnoAvenue
Reviewed March 15, 2018

What do you do on searing Sacramento day or even a mild one? Find water and where's the best water? Folsom lake. Cool thing about Folsom is how many different things there are to do and kinds of water you can find. There's two big...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the two nights we stayed here. Clean, spacious, well maintained, nice friendly people staying here as well. Huge pinecones we're using as table centerpiece on our travels. Fairly priced, easy to get to sights around town... We eye liner we're lucky to have good...More

1  Thank mkgrudin
Reviewed February 13, 2018

I like to bike ride and kayak I have a small RV and this is a great place to go the bike trails are about the nicest around easy getting to the lake if you want to enjoy the water your not way off in...More

Thank krwhome w
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Robyn J
July 23, 2018|
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Response from krwhome w | Reviewed this property |
would depend my favorite spot would be from my kayak middle of the lake but if you don't have a boat there are many a great spots around Folsom lake, lots of parks to visit not one is the best or worst that I know of.
Megan C
January 11, 2015|
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Response from Trecia T | Reviewed this property |
There is camping at Beals Point, however I am unaware about the Penninsula. Be advised that Folsom Lake has been at record lows.