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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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Address: 7806 Auburn-Folsom Road, Folsom, CA 95630
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+1 916-988-0205

This park offers everything: a huge lake for all sorts of water activities...

This park offers everything: a huge lake for all sorts of water activities and nature trails for hiking, walking and horseback riding.

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Day on the lake with my niece

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Babylon, New York
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North Babylon, New York
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 236sharons
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 Dam or Hoover Dam. This damn can only be viewed from afar, but you can... More 

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6 reviews
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
Granite Bay, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 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.

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Granite Bay, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 beaches. This coming summer will be one the best of the last 5 years. It... More 

Thank averagetrip
Upland, California
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Folsom, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 and the still water. Waterfowl are consistently resting there, especially geese. Taking photos near the... More 

Thank Ihavemypassportready
Grenoble, France
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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
Granite Bay, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 summer they let the water out so you couldn't take your boat out. poor water management.

Thank goodies1948
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

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 cyclists having fun!

Thank trufflesaurus

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