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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
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Historic Folsom: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Walking Tour around the Old Town
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Historic Folsom: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Walking Tour around the Old Town

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This self-guided GPS audio walking tour will explore the historic western gold rush town of Folsom, California. <br><br>The tour begins at the corner of Riley and Scott Street in Folsom’s Historic District and ends on Truss Bridge, with tranquil views of the American River. We’ll take in Figueroa Street, where you’ll find beautiful homes built in the late 1800s, and Sutter Street, which was once Folsom’s main street – and a picturebook Old Western main street. We’ll end our adventure on the Truss Bridge. <br><br>On this walking tour, you’ll hear about: <br><br>• Local Native American history <br>• California’s early history <br>• The history of the gold rush and how it's connected to Folsom <br>• The Victorian homes in Folsom <br>• The revitalization of the Historic District in Old Town Folsom <br>• Johnny Cash and the “Folsom Prison Blues”<br><br>The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline.
$5.99 per adult
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KMTW wrote a review Jun 2020
Folsom, California69 contributions49 helpful votes
Beal’s Point is an area at Folsom Lake with a campground and a day use area. We have only used the day use area. There is a nice grassy area with covered picnic tables, BBQ grills and restrooms, as well as a nice beach area with lifeguards. It’s a perfect place for families to spend the day swimming and having a BBQ. There is a designated area for swimming and kayaking that is safe, because there are also other areas of Folsom Lake that allow boating. There is also a bike trail that leads to Beal’s Point so you can ride your bike as well. It tends to get very crowded on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day, because this is a popular place to spend a summer day if you live in the Sacramento area, so get there early if you go on a weekend. On weekdays, you can pretty much find parking at any time. Overall a nice place to visit and a nice way to beat the heat.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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khengsoon wrote a review Apr 2020
penang160 contributions45 helpful votes
This lake was peaceful and quiet when our family visited it in February. It's a nice place to just sit around for a picnic away from the busy commercial centers. A great place for people who enjoy nature, though it may not be a famous touristy place, nor it is known as a beautiful picture perfect scenic location.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Caligurl4ever6378 wrote a review Nov 2019
Loomis, California13 contributions1 helpful vote
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This hidden gem is hidden within Rattlesnake Bar. There is a parking area, but note that there are no restrooms at this location. Avery's Pond Trail is a 2.7 mile hike perfect for those who are looking to enjoy the outdoors without travelling too far from home if you live in the vicinity. This trail offers the relief of being removed from noise and traffic. I would not recommend wheelchairs for this particular trail. Blackberry bushes surround you on this rugged trail, along with beautiful views of Folsom Lake. There are a couple picnic areas as well. The trail loops around Avery's Pond. There are plenty of hills that give one satisfaction for exercise. I used Google Lens to explore different trees/plants. I found a persimmon tree. I will surely be back!😉
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Date of experience: November 2019
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redbeauty58 wrote a review Sep 2019
Rancho Cucamonga, California204 contributions68 helpful votes
My son lives in the area and on a recent visit decided to go to lake for a cool down and a family picnic. The water was nice and clear and cooling. That is about the only good thing I can say. The picnic area is far from water for small children. The tables were very old and beat up. Do not wear sandals as I did because there is lots of dirt to walk on before you get to the water. At the water it seems like the lake overflowed onto the parking lot because that is what you are standing on in the water all the way out to where swim area stops. Very rough on feet. Other people just drove cars up to water edge and sat in chairs in water or swim off from vehicles. It was not a pleasant venture for family.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sightsee775836 wrote a review Sep 2019
16 contributions1 helpful vote
So much to explore all along the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. We love the picnic tables at Lake Natoma.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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