Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Historic Building/Landmark - Park/Garden

Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500

 (916) 988-0205

 7806 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing, and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass, or perch. Visitors can also see the Folsom Powerhouse (once called "the greatest operative electrical plant on the American continent"), which from 1885 to 1952 produced 11,000 volts of electricity for Sacramento residents. For cyclists, there is a 32-mile long bicycle path that connects Folsom Lake with many Sacramento County parks before reaching Old Sacramento. The park also includes Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake, which is popular for crew races, sailing, kayaking and other aquatic sports.

Location Info

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

7806 Folsom-Auburn Road

Folsom, CA 95630