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Folsom Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630, USA

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About Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake is the ninth largest reservoir in California. The lake surface area is 11,500 acres, its elevation is 466 ft, and it has 75 mi of undulated shoreline. Folsom Lake with its surrounding Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is one of the most visited parks in the California park system.The lake supports a large number of recreational activities. Aquatic activities account for 85% of all recreation visits to the area, which are designated for hiking, camping, and biking.


Attractions Near Folsom Lake

Jensen Botanical Garden
Jensen Botanical Garden15.76km from Folsom Lake

The Charles C. Jensen Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located at 8520 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael, California. They are open during the daylight hours without charge.The gardens exhibit a variety of flora including camellias, dogwoods, azaleas, and rhododendrons.

Sacramento Children's Museum
Sacramento Children's Museum15.93km from Folsom Lake

A beautiful destination for children to inspire, create and explore. SCM engages children and families in meaningful discovery experiences that instill appreciation for our community, develop foundational skills, and spark a life-long love of learning. The Museum includes hands-on activities for children using pressurized tubes, artificial currents, balls in chutes to explore gravity, as well as painting and craft art activities.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Effie Yeaw Nature Center16.84km from Folsom Lake

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is an award-winning environmental and cultural education center located within the beautiful American River Parkway in Carmichael, California. Situated along a 100 acre nature preserve and the American River, the Nature Center provides educational opportunities for students and the general public.

Carmichael Park
Carmichael Park18.2km from Folsom Lake

Carmichael Park is a major 38-acre park in Carmichael, California, an unincorporated suburb of Sacramento, California. The park includes 5 ballfields, 6 tennis courts and a dog park. The Community Clubhouse, Veterans' Memorial Building, the Daniel Bishop Memorial Pavilion for the Performing Arts, and the Great Wall of Carmichael are all located within the park.

William B Pond Recreational Area
William B Pond Recreational Area19.7km from Folsom Lake

William B. Pond Recreation Area is one of the most well-established and popular parks along the river. Physically handicapped anglers can access the large, man-made fishing pond via a specialized fishing pier and ramp. Paved walking trails gently slope around the park, leaving no barrier between enjoyment of nature and every park visitor.

Aerospace Museum of California
Aerospace Museum of California23.03km from Folsom Lake

Features displays of authentic military and civilian aircraft as well as space vehicle replicas.

Where is Folsom Lake

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Sacramento County
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Its county seat is Sacramento, which has been the state capital of California since 1854. Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River, including Suisun Bay, north to about ten miles (16 km) beyond the State Capitol and east into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The southernmost portion of Sacramento County has direct access to San Francisco Bay.

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