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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Good Fun...

Great place to come hang out with family. I just hate the number of dogs runnin around and jumping... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
InnoAvenue
,
Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
The best of Sacramento Valley summers.

What do you do on searing Sacramento day or even a mild one? Find water and where's the best... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Steve R
,
Roseville, 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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“folsom lake” (26 reviews)
“granite bay” (7 reviews)
“water level” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
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+1 916-988-0205
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 16 March 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
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Reviewed 16 February 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

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Reviewed 14 February 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

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I prefer Folsom Lake in the Winter - it is so fun to walk out on the lake bed - amazing landscape to explore. Water is clearer in winter than in the summer which is great for the dog but the lower water levels make...More

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Dog loved it, though occasional ranger will give ticket if dog not on leash. Lake water was clear along edges (not like in summer when boat wakes churn up mud). Rock formations to climb (boulder) on near North end of road from Douglas Blvd entrance.

Thank robgriffith5365
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I go to Folsom once per month. One time, my flight out was very late, so I took time to park at the recreation area and go for a run parallel to the water way. What a welcome and refreshing break.

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The place is excellent for boating. We went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was not crowded. The place is picturesque. The admission fee for the whole day was 12$ per vehicle. It is free for pedestrians and cyclists.

Thank GeethuRajagopal
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited the lake for a sporting event. The area is beautiful, the staff at the gate was helpful and friendly and the area was well maintained.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have boated there, swam and just had great family fun...clean! Great for riding horses as well....

Thank harstrick
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Megan C
12 January 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.
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