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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Folsom
(3.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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  • I must visit Folsom Point at least several times a week so I can find gorgeous sunsets or bright and cheerful sunrises. I can literally spend hours there! There is solitude and a chance to rejuvenate ...  more »
  • With low water, the lake is muddy. The surrounding area has no grass, no tree, no sand beach. Hard to find the right word for what it is. Chaos? 
  • Fire the people that let all the water out! We've had a drought for the last 4 years, and finally we had enough water to fill the lake, they didn't fill it all the way to the top. Half way though the ...  more »
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  • Beals Point main campground gets 2 Stars for access off Auburn Folsom Rd and walking distance to Folsom Lake however no direct views of lake from campground. The primitive off season sites: $28 + $8 + $12 Reservation fee $8 Extra vehicle $12 per night unless towed in! ***2 vehicles are allowed per site so technically you could bring another travel trailer behind your Motorhome and not have to pay 12 extra dollars because it's being towed! ($195 annual park pass only covers daytime parking) Full hook up is $58 + $8 Extra costs are not clear when booking on line only at park entrance. Other cons: Coin operated showers are $1.00 for 10 minutes. Ants, Mosquitos Busy bike trail beside campground Quiet hours from 10pm to 6am Sleeping in vehicle allowed? Generators may be used 10am and 8pm No lightning in campground except at restrooms. Traffic noise from Auburn Folsom Road, construction projects in the distance. Park staff can be a little regimental but good to see all the rules are fully enforced
  • Lake is down but still beautiful. Great place for walk, hike or ride
  • 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
  • Folsom Lake State Rec Area has lots of activities available. Here are a few of the activities allowed; swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, biking, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding and camping. That said, these are the bring your own gear type activities. There is a snack bar and kayak rental at the beach near granite Bay Entrance. Entry/parking fee currently costs approx $12 for a day pass. The only complaint I have is that the beach is often extremely littered by those who visit and cleanup seems to be sporadic. Ideally people would clean up after themselves but that isn't always the case.
  • Do sad the water is so low, but very well maintained and everybody there is respectful of others.