Folsom Lake

Location and Directions:

     Folsom Lake is located northwest of Sacramento near the city of Folsom. From hwy. 50 take Folsom Blvd. to the lake.


General Info:

    Folsom Lake consists of 11,950 acres with over 75 miles of shoreline. Elevation is 466 feet above sea level. It is open year round, camping is permitted. For more information contact California Department of Parks and Recreation - Folsom Lake office at (916) 988-0205


Other lakes in the area:
Berryessa Lake
Clear Lake
San Pablo Lake


Boating Info:

    There are several launch ramps around the lake. Some are free while others require a fee. Rental boats and jet skis are also available.


Fishing Info:

    This lake holds a variety of gamefish including Large and Smallmouth Bass, Channel and Blue Catfish, Trout, Kokanee, Crappie, Red-Eared Sunfish, and Bluegill. The lake is popular with both boat and shore anglers. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.


Comments and Tips:

     This is a very popular boating and skiing lake, especially during the summer months. Fishing should be planned during the cooler months or early mornings or evenings when boat traffic is minimal.


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  • - Rattlesnake Bar Launch Accessible only when lake is high.
  • - Peninsula Point Launch Campground launch, single lane.
  • - Granite Bay Launch Large ramp, good low water launch.
  • - Brown's Ravine Launch Full service marina. Slips, rentals.
  • - Dike 8 Launch Large ramp, good low water launch.

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