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

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,...

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...

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

Indian Creek Country Club

Indian Creek Country Club is a unique public course that is a challenging par 32 golf course. It features 9 holes with 4,444 yards and perfect greens. It has a fun and friendly atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Empire Ranch Golf Club

Empire Ranch Golf Club is a links/parkland style golf course of 18 holes. It is a public course with 6,668 yards, bent grass greens, and ryegrass fairways. Also, the par-three 18th features a 211-yard shot...

Shady Oaks Disc Golf Course

Shady Oaks Disc Golf Course features an 18 hole course with a fun and challenging course. It has a concrete tees, creeks, and cool paths. This place is perfect for beginners and pro golfers. There is also a...

Gold Miner Cafe

Gold Miner Cafe serves a home country style of food. All foods served are homemade, such as soups, sauces, gravies, buns, Cinnamon rolls, and many more. It has great customer service at a reasonable price.

Orangevale Farmers Market

Orangevale Farmers Market provides local produce, fruit, berries, honey, salsa, tamales, eggs, humus, cheese, pasta, gluten-free baked goods, bread, olive oil, and locally made crafts are all available. The...

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Folsom Lake Current Weather Alerts

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Folsom Lake Weather Forecast

Labor Day


Hi: 112

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78



Hi: 114

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78



Hi: 109

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78



Hi: 112

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75