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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Fun hiking trails, nice weather

Spent a nice Saturday morning hiking near the lake. Not a challenging hike but the scenery was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shane H
via mobile
Always great to be at the lake

Spent 4th of July at Folsom Lake with about 50 thousand people and it was a great time. The park is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
+1 916-988-0205
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a nice Saturday morning hiking near the lake. Not a challenging hike but the scenery was beautiful. Started to get warm in the afternoon so I would recommend early morning or late afternoons during the summer.

Thank Shane H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 4th of July at Folsom Lake with about 50 thousand people and it was a great time. The park is well maintained and the staff does an exceptional job of keeping everything in order.

Thank meanmachine439
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a wonderful afternoon at the lake--you could BBQ, fly a kite, take a walk, ride a bike or just sit and enjoy the view.

1  Thank 236sharons
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of nice open space for picnics, hiking, and bicycling. I suppose Folsom Lake would be a great place for recreational boating too, although I did not try it out. Don't come here to see the damn, because Folsom dam is not like Shasta...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is a great place for mountain biking and hiking. Bathrooms were under construction last time we were there and we had to use porta potties. Otherwise everything was great!

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Been going to Folsom lake for years. Always something to see. This year there is an ample amount of water for boats and swimmers. Just walking around the lake is wonderful exercise and one can cycle around on the bike trail.

1  Thank Gwenhwyfawr
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Folsom Lake is always a challenge. Since it was built for flood control the water level changes daily. When its full, its an amazing lake with good boat access and beaches. Right now, its low with minimal boat access and logs and brush cover the...More

Thank averagetrip
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have been to the lake many times over the years. Boating, waverunners, paddle boards or just picnics and playing with the Grandkids. Always a fun time!

Thank bmbuccola
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

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 just by being around all the lovely oak trees...More

Thank Ihavemypassportready
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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?

Thank stism
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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.