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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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Address: 7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
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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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Fun Family Place

Get that boat or jet ski or both out and have some fun. This lake is LARGE. Tons of places to set up picnic on a beach. Early morning up river is good for fishing. Once sun is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Wow, this is really a nice place to camp. You can connect to 34 (!!) miles of biking/hiking trails plus there's plenty to bike/hike within the park itself. The beaches are wonderful, there are raft and kayak trips to enjoy, birds and wildlife to watch, ravines like Brown's and Snipes Pershing to explore, and large private campsites with decent showers... More 

Thank jazzie F
Folsom, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

operated my california state parks, has everything you would want in a lake recreation area. excellent boating, kayaking, sup ing, sailing, skiing, mountain bike trails, camping, geocaching, lots of parking, several entrances. even has old ruins to explore when water level is down. bald eagles spotted here several times!

Thank William F
Folsom, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Folsom PD is AWESOME, HOWEVER every since the park rangers became a police force and allowed the carry guns it is just too much. They spy from miles away for hours on end. You don't really see them when you need help because most are hiding in the bushes with their binoculars or nailing campers for literally being 1/2... More 

Thank TabathaVo
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Get that boat or jet ski or both out and have some fun. This lake is LARGE. Tons of places to set up picnic on a beach. Early morning up river is good for fishing. Once sun is out, the fun begins.

Thank sactownCali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The trails on the south side and the the north side of Folsom Lake are great for trail running. Stunning views of the lake and variety of terrain. On the south side you can run from Folsom Point all the way to Salmon Falls Bridge. That is over 30 miles of trails. Easy to follow trail. Great for hiking too.

Thank Timothy P
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

The north fork and south fork empty into the lake with a peninsula between them. Hiking around the peninsula is great but requires a boat or a long drive to Rattlesnake Bar Campground then a few mile hike from there. There are a lot of hiking and biking trails on both the north and south sides of the lake. We... More 

Thank Monty D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Our first day in California fighting jet lag, we took a long walk and got our first experience of California flora and fauna. Turkeys wandered through the picnic area while we strolled along ooing and aahing at familiar (but slightly different) flowers, trees and pine cones.

Thank Penny W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

If you're into trail running or hiking this is the place. The area is surrounded by many beautiful and connected trails. The lake is dried up of course but the trails are in very good shape. We were in the Folsom area for an organized running event and were so impressed we are planning a return trip. Our event had... More 

Thank OKtoGOnow
North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

When I visited last, the water was near record low... I walked out into what should have been lake... it was hiking trails. You could see an old settlement that had been underwater since the lake was formed years ago. Pray for Snowpack.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We've hike, boated and played all over this area. There are great trails with nice views, wildlife and nature. Unfortunately, during drought conditions, as we are experiencing now, the lake is very low, so water recreation is limited. There are still plenty of land-based exploring around the lake. Some areas have free access. Others require an stake park entrance fee.

Thank Steve W

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