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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.
Located at the base of the scenic Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for everyone on a sunny day. Exciting activities you can participate in include hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, water-skiing, and boating, all while enjoying the lake’s beautiful scenery. If you enjoy fishing, Folsom Lake offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass or perch. Make sure to stop by and see the historic Folsom Powerhouse (once called “the greatest operative electrical plant on the American continent”)!
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is located in the Sierra-Nevada foothills about 25 miles east of Sacramento. The park has multiple entrances most of which are fairly easily accessed by either Interstate 80 to Douglas Boulevard (east), or Highway 50 to Hazel Avenue, or Folsom Boulevard (north). The administrative offices are located at the base of Folsom Dam at the corner.
While not as wide, level or well graded as Stagecoach Trail, it provides another perspective on the canyon, and has some shade.
Located just north of Folsom Dam, Beal’s Point has 69 family campsites that will accommodate trailers and motor homes up to 31 feet long.
The Overlook Park and Skate Park offer a beautiful view of the canyon.