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Address: 7806 Folsom Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA 95630-1717
Phone Number:
+1 916-988-0205

Three beaches in the Folsom State Recreation Area.

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Nice place for a picnic

Nice open space with plenty of picnic tables. Don't come if you're afraid of squirrels. Nice view of the lake and the dam.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice open space with plenty of picnic tables. Don't come if you're afraid of squirrels. Nice view of the lake and the dam.

Thank 7268
Roseville, California
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's many access points to Folsom Lake but Beal's Point and Granite Bay State Parks are the 2 popular sun and water spots. Where Granite Bay is a little busier and a younger crowd (still lots of families), Beal's Point is geared toward get togethers, families, fishing and play. There's also day and overnight camping.

Thank Steve R
Fort Bragg, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Sweet place to camp in the spring. Sheltered from winds off the lake. Plenty of room to relax, walk or ride your bike. Folsom Lake is full of water right now.

Thank GMSue
Folsom, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice to see and walk around down by the Lake Area...gives you a great view of what the Lake/Dam area looks like from close up.

Thank sgcode3
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I ran to Beals Point from downtown Folsom on the trails that follow the American River. The trails are smooth and clearly labeled. And I saw Jack Rabbits on the trail! A special treat

Thank Mike G
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This Campground as vibrant as there's lots of shade around in this summer it does get very hot there's lots of areas to mountain bike ride and hike

Thank Hoos B
Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Super easy to find and the campsites are well laid out and not on top of each other. We stayed in an outer loop site. There is a lot of poison oak. The bathrooms were clean and they even have showers. We are headed out on the American River Bikeway which begins right here and goes 32 miles into Sacramento.... More 

1 Thank Kathy H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

For a late winter or early spring trip, the campground at Beals Point provides a quiet, natural place to camp among oak trees. During an early warm spell on our mid-February tent camping trip, the grass was green and the trees were full of birds. We were not in view of the lake (where water levels were rising). Although we... More 

1 Thank BirdBard
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Swimming (when there is water,) hiking, and camping are available here. Its also one end of the American River bike trail, you can ride from here to Old Sacramento.

Thank Monty D
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Unless it's drought conditions, as we are experiencing now, Folsom Lake is a great place to play. Beals Point has a nice campground, a boat launch, picnic areas, restrooms, a large grassy play area and a beach. Not much water activity going on now, but a bike trail and some hiking trails pass through this area, so it's still fun... More 

Thank Steve W

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