Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento Counties about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento in the Central Valley of California. Folsom Lake covers 1,500 acres with 75 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 250 feet when it is full. The United States Bureau of Reclamation manages the Folsom Project, which includes the Nimbus afterbay reservoir and dam facilities two miles southwest of Folsom Lake, which provides flood control, hydroelectricity, drinking water, and irrigation.  More Lake Information

Folsom Lake Camping

Negro Bar Group Camp

Negro Bar Group Camp features three group tent-only sites. Two locations can hold up to 50 people and 25 vehicles apiece. The alternative gathering spot can hold up to 25 people and 12 cars. The amenities are...

Beals Point Recreation Area

Beals Point Recreation Area is an excellent place for tent pitching. It allows overnight camping with barbecue pits, picnic tables, a snack bar that offer beach equipment rentals such as kayaks, paddleboards,...

Peninsula Campground

The Peninsula Campground is located on the east side of Folsom Lake that offers 100 campsites with a maximum of 8 persons per site. The campsite is mixed with tent and RV sites. Non-specific reservations are...

Folsom Lake Marinas

Folsom Lake Marina

Folsom Lake Marina is located in El Dorado Hills, CA, that features slips rentals, boat, kayak rentals, pontoon rentals, and dry storage. The marina is guarded 24 hours a day with access to the park. All...

Folsom Lake What To Do

Granite Bay Golf Club

Granite Bay Golf Club is a private course with a modern classic design. It features an 18 hole course with well-equipped fitness facilities. It also offers golf programs for men, women, and children and...

Regal El Dorado Hills & IMAX

Regal El Dorado Hills & IMAX features multiple screens with new release films, comfortable seats, and a snack stand are available at this theater complex. This cinema is not crowded, perfect for a weekend...

Merlo Family Vineyards

An award-winning California Wine producer is located in Folsom. Merlo Family wines are rich and robust without becoming overly alcoholic or flavorful. Instead, the red wines are full-bodied, dark, and...

Sutter Club Sports Bar

Sutter Club Sports Bar is a pub bar in Folsom, CA, that serves a wide selection of beers on tap, crafted beers, and more. Plus, it has a hometown feel that makes the atmosphere relaxing.

Red Bus Brewing Company

Red Bus Brewing Company features trendy and traditional styles of beers. The taproom is open for everyone with seating. This place is fun and relaxing with good staff.

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