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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Folsom

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3.9/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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  • This was well worth the entrance fee ($12) for us because of the serene beauty, clean facilities, and large area to ramble with our dog. I only wish we had our bicycles with us - there were lots of cy...  read more »
  • My lady and I went for a drive to Folsom lake. It was very nice and surprised me with the size and the lack of people there ! We had several areas all to ourselves and the Flora of the area is spectac...  read more »
  • Folsom lake is a beautiful place to go camping and hiking. Watching the sun rise in the morning and the sun setting at night. Sleeping under the stars. It is very peaceful. Easy access to the water if...  read more »
  • #Californiastateparks Ya know, as we sit here we can imagine the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area becoming the crown jewel of the State Park system. It does need a little work, but one can see the beauty behind the mask. With the trail system, (hiking,mountain biking, and American River Trail) the water recreation, and the camping areas, there is not another State Park like this one. Minutes to shopping, dining, and the light rail or freeways. It's just a crying shame that the State of California let's the Federal Bureau of Reclamation step all over them. The Feds, without explanation; have turned this beautiful reservoir into a salmon saving toilet that they flush at their will. Locally we have been brain washed into thinking they need to lower lake levels for construction, then drought conditions. But this year shows that they have taken control of our recreation at this park. This action effects more people than they realize. From boaters, to campers, to the person that "won" the contract to operate the snack bar, to the boat dealerships, or RV dealerships. The maintenance has really fallen on the lakeside also. There are trees growing below the water line that are 60 or more feet tall. This poses a huge hazzard for boaters or recreational swimmers. Then the trash....lower the lake, people walk further to the water, and the trash line goes further out. In this case we are our own worst enemy. Just my little rant ....I would hope the media could exploit this has they have the power to get solutions...or at least answers. #Californiastateparks #federalbureaureclamation #folsomlakestatepark
  • The best time on the water you will have in Sacramento. It does get crowded along the best beaches on the west side of the lake during the best days of summer
  • Bought a state parking pass just so i can goto this lake more often. My getman shepherd loves going to folsom lake
  • Love folsom lake!!! Beals point gets a bit crowded and lots of partying people. The peninsula area is amazing and not to crowded.
  • Camped at Beal's Point campground #BP22 (#BP27 looked like a better spot!). It was a nice, well kept campground, however, there are no lakeside campsites at Beal's Point. The Day-use recreation area adjacent to the campground was nice though and offered a large beach area to swim. You can also venture out into one of the many little coves and go swim/relax by yourself away from any beach crowds. Nice walks from the campground out & around Folsom Lake.
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