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Folsom Lake SRA

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  • 7806 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630, USA
  • 916-988-0205

Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the 18,000-acre lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass or perch. Visitors can also see the Folsom Powerhouse (once called “the greatest operative electrical plant on the American continent”), which from 1885 to 1952 produced 11,000 volts of electricity for Sacramento residents. For cyclists, there is a 32-mile long bicycle path that connects Folsom Lake with many Sacramento County parks before reaching Old Sacramento. The park also includes Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake, which is popular for crew races, sailing, kayaking and other aquatic sports.



Phone: 916-988-0205

Other Phone: 800-444-7275

Latitude/Longitude: 38.711979 , -121.174218


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is located in the Sierra-Nevada foothills about 25 miles east of Sacramento, can be reached via either Highway 50 or I-80. Both Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma have many access points and entrances. The administrative offices are located at the base of Folsom Dam at the corner of Folsom-Auburn Road and Dam Road in Folsom, California.



Weather

Partly Cloudy
Thursday 03/23/2017 0%
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun. High 62F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Friday 03/24/2017 100%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 53F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 03/25/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 62F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 03/26/2017 70%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional light rain in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Monday 03/27/2017 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 61F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.


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  • McFly
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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The lake is always fun

Date:

June 30, 2007

Folsom Lake is a large lake with more then one side to camp on. You can lay to rest at Beal's Point or Peninsula.

Beal's Point:
Is easy to get to as its just off a main road, and just minutes to the freeway.
This area has 69 sites for tents or RV's up to 31 feet long
Pets must be leashed!


Peninsula:
If you don't mind a drive to the other side of the lake to Peninsula you're looking at about 1 hour more from Beal's Point.

This area has 100 sites for tents and RVs
Table, Fire Grill, Drinking water, toilets, Showers.

Folsom Lake Marina has, ice, rentals, moorings, snack bar, bait and tackle.

The area has horse trails and a area for horse in the Ganite Bay Day Area (Douglas Blvd & Auburn Folsom Rd. east on Douglas Blvd to the end.


NOTE: SNAKES, NO DRINKING ON THE LAKE OR IN DAY ONLY AREAS.





Horse Back Rides

Shadow Glen Riding Stables --- (916) 989-1826

Shadow Glen provides 1, 2 or 3 hour scenic guided trail rides through Natomas State Park, down to Lake Natomas or the American River, and back to the stables. The stable is located at 4854 Main Ave, in Fair Oaks, CA - @ Mississippi Bar located in Natomas State Park.

Campgrounds

There are three campgrounds here at Folsom Lake. One environmental campsite and Boat Camping is permited if the boat meets certain requirements.

Make a Reservation Online for a Campsite

Boat Camping Requirements and Map



Rentals and Instructions

PWC Rentals --- (916) 910-5335
(Jet Ski and Waverunners)

Folsom Lake Boat Rental --- (916) 223-8129
(Ski Boat and Party Barges)

Launch Wakeborading School --- (916) 532-9253
(Offering wakeboarding lessons to Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Wakeboarders)

California Canoe and Kayak --- (916) 353-5177
(Canoe and Kayak lessons)

Beal's Point Concession --- (916) 791-2831
(Small Sailboat, Row Boats, Float rafts, etc.)

Adventure Sports --- (916) 698-5253
(Kayak Rental at Granite Bay and Lake Natoma)

CUSU Aquatic Center --- (916) 985-7239
(Ski and Wakeboanding lesson, Sailboat Rental, Waverunner Lessons and much more...)


White Water Rafting on the American River


White Water Connection

Whitewater Voyages

EarthTrek Expeditions

Mother Lode River Trips

Gold Rush River Runners

California Rafting

California Whitewater Rafting



Fishing Info

Fishing is very popular on Folsom Lake. Fish in the lake include trout, catfish, large and smallmouth bass, blue gil, salmon, kokanee and once upon a time there were sturgeon. A valid California fishing license is required.

Fishing Reports

Bobber Fish Sniffer
Bobber Angler Net
Bobber Northern California Bass Fishing
Bobber Fishers Net
Jumping Fish

Bass Tournaments

Won Bass
Future Pro Tour
American Bass



Daily Fees

Day Use Fee --- $7.00 (April 1 to September 30)

Off Season Day Use --- $5.00 (October 1st to March 31st)

This is a vehicle only day use fee and will allow only one vehicle into the State Park on the date of purchase. The day use fee does not cover any other fees.

Boat / Day Use -- $ 15.00 (April 1 to September 30)

Off Season Boat / Day Use --- $10.00 (October 1st to March 31st)

This fee will allow one vehicle and one boat into the park on the date of purchase. There is a $8.00 fee for each additional boat.

Boat Only -- $ 8.00 (April 1 to September 30)

Off Season Boat Only --- $5.00 (October 1st to March 31st)

Good for one boat only.

Senior Day Use -- $6.00

Off Season Senior Day Use --- $4.00 (October 1st to March 31st)

For persons 62 years of age or older. Proof of age based on California Driver License or other government issued identification.

Boat Camping -- $10.00 (April 1 to September 30)

Off Season Boat Camping --- $7.00 (October 1st to March 31st)

This is an over night camping fee for those wishing to spend the night on their boat. This fee does not cover the day use fee or day boating fee. To see if your boat qualifies and how to where to register -- Click Here



Annual / Special Passes

Passes may be moved to any vehicle.

Annual Day Use Parking Pass -- $125.00

Useable on any passenger vehicle and valid for one year to the end of the month of purchase. Valid at all State-operated parks where a parking fee is collected. The pass must be displayed on the rearview mirror or dashoard as applicable. Note: Not valid for commercial use. The Annual Day Use Parking Pass will not be honored at OHV units. Only OHV Annual Day Use Passes are valid at OHV units

Annual Golden Poppy Day Use Parking Pass -- $90.00

Useable on any passenger vehicle with a capacity of nine persons or less and valid for one year to the end of the month of purchase. Valid at many State-operated parks where a parking fee is collected. The pass must be displayed on the rearview mirror or dashoard as applicable. Note: Not valid for commercial use. The Annual Day Use Parking Pass will not be honored at OHV units, high demand or locally operated parks. Click here for a list of the parks that will honor the Golden Poppy Pass

Annual Boat Use Pass -- $75.00

Valid at all State-operated parks with day use facilities and State-operated boat launching facilities. This pass is good for one boat and does not cover the day use fee. There is a $8.00 fee for any additional boats.

Disabled Discount Pass -- $3.50 - Lifepass

For permanently disabled persons a discount card may be obtained from the Department. Permits year-round 50% discount for use of all basic facilities (including parking and camping) in State-operated parks except Hearst San Simeon SHM. The discount does not apply to fees under $2.00 or for supplementary fees, and cannot be used with any other discount/pass program or for commercial use.

Disabled Veteran/Prisoner of War Pass -- $3.50 - Lifepass

For honorably discharged war veterans who are residents of California with a 50% or more service-connected disablility or a service-connected disability rated at 100% for reasons of unemployability, or were held as prisoners of war by forces hostile to the United States. Entitles the bearer to free use of all State Park System facilities including camping and day use. It is not valid for commercial use or for supplemental fees.

Golden Bear Pass -- $5.00 per calendar year

For persons 62 years of age or older with income limitations specified on the application form, or receiving aid to the aged, blind, or diabaled; or any person receiving Aid to Families with Dependant Children. Entitles the bearer and spouse to use of all parking facilities in State-operated parks. Not valid for commercial use.
(Application must be made in person at most units of the California State Park System.)

Senior Citizen Discount

For persons 62 years of age or older. Proof of age based on California Driver License or other government issued identification. Permits year-round $1.00 discount for vehicle parking and a $2.00 discount for family camping in State-operated parks. The discount does not apply to fees under $2.00 or supplementary fees, and cannot be used with any other discount/pass program.

Note: Passes and discounts are not valid at locally-operated park units.

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