Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Folsom

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  • 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 n...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 pedes...  more »
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  • I love this place there are a ton of bikes and running trails for miles and miles and miles. The lake is beautiful especially during the winter when no one is there, grab a golden poppy pass for year round trips to this place. Folsom Lake of the great lake is kind of dirty and muddy and there's like trees popping out, but it's so pretty sweet. Cool place to boat or rent jet skis take your dog there to swim it's fun.
  • I always enjoy my visits to Folsom Lake. Number one it's only 10 minutes from my home. But I would like to mention once again politics is involved in our personal and recreational life. Let's get out of the business of selling our resources to another area. Come on guys the water is for us here keep it here keep the lake full as much as we can and get politics out of it
  • If you have a dog like I do, you might want to know that dogs are welcome at designated areas only, and must be on leash. There's plenty of open space so there shouldn't be a problem finding a spot where you and your dogs can enjoy the lake. This is a great place to chill and just enjoy a day outside by, in or on the lake.
  • Fantastic mountain biking at Granite Bay right at the end of Douglas Boulevard. More for intermediate and advanced riders, but beginners would be okay if they ride with care. Beautiful scenery everywhere. Highly recommend!
  • Large horse staging area with water, bathrooms, picnic tables, and a fire pit. The trails are beautifully groomed and picturesque. Trails are multi use, great for desensitizing your horse to bicycles and runners.
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