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...

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...

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,...

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

Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village is a living history museum that is open to the public. There's gold panning and an authentic blacksmith forge in this interactive interpretive area. You may go inside historic Ashland Station...

The Mimosa House

The Mimosa House is a family-owned restaurant in Folsom, CA. It serves fresh and handmade foods daily, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. Mimosa House takes pleasure in presenting unique flavors to your plate,...

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...

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.

Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market, located in Folsom, CA, provides organic and natural grocery items. Many store services are offered, such as salad bar, olive bar, beer, wine, etc. This spacious market provides fresh...

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