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

Century Folsom 14

Century Folsom 14 features multiple screen theater all-stadium seating and self-service ticketing kiosks. It is accessible for wheelchair seating and restroom. The cinema also offers a snack bar, arcade games,...

Heroes Virtual Reality Adventures

Heroes Virtual Reality Adventures features a superior VR experience for everyone. It has curated a collection of video games and experiences for kids and adults aged eight and up, including single-player and...

The Kabob House

The Kabob House is located in Folsom, CA. It is a family-owned restaurant that serves traditional Greek dishes. It has beef and vegetable kabobs, garlic chicken breasts, gyros, and many more.

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...

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...

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