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“Country views in the city”

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Folsom
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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.
Orangevale, California
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Country views in the city”
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
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love the lake in the Fall”
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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Lake Tahoe (California), California
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Wild turkey, horses on the beach, beautiful sails on the lake, awesome”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Actually owned a business in Granite Bay. Before starting my day, I would stop by the equestrian center, sipped my Starbucks while feeding an apple to a horse and then picnic at lunch at a beach. It raised its fees to $10 a day because California State is broke.
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Visited March 2012
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Rancho Cordova, California
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Definitely To Visit, But not so well Maintained !!!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

It's one of the finest State Recreation area but they charge a lot for parking but ion the other hand t's not as maintained as other parks in other states like MN, NY, MA, RI as such. Not sure where does the money go...?

But It's natural and it's the beauty of it. 100% one should visit it.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Pawash P
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Sacramento, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beals Point”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

A great family place to go have some fun in the sun. I am partial to Beals Point because I worked out there as a teenager in the snack back which is now fully owned and operated by a very nice family

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank shelstr
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