Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado Counties Northern California

Folsom Lake Camping





Cal Expo RV Park


1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA
(23 miles to Granite Bay on Folsom Lake)
(916) 263-3187 or (877) 225-3976
Website: Cal Expo RV Park
Facilities: WiFi, Laundry, Restrooms, Showers, Dog Park, 24-hour Security
RV Sites: 30/50 amp, Full Hook-ups, 65' Pull-Through
Rates: $35 Daily, $195 Weekly

Sacramento Shade
RV Park


2150 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA
(20 miles to Granite Bay on Folsom Lake)
(916) 922-0814
Website:
Sacramento Shade RV Park
Facilities: WiFi, Swimming Pool, Laundry, Restrooms, showers
Camping: 90 Sites, Full Hook-ups, 30/50 Amp, Cable TV available at some sites
Rates: $40 Per Night, $240 Per Week

Auburn Gold Country
RV Park


3550 KOA Way, Auburn, CA
( 20 miles to Granite Bay on Folsom Lake)
(530) 885-0990
Website:
Auburn Gold Country RV Park
Facilities: Swimming Pool, Spa, Fishing Pond, TV Lounge, WiFi, Laundry, Store, Dump Station, Playground
RV and Tent Camping: Pull-Through Sites up to 60', Full Hook-ups, 20/30/50 Amp, Tent Sites have Fire Rings
Rates: RV Sites $37 - $49 Per Night, $222 - $294 Per Week
Tent Sites, $27 Per Night, $162 Per Week

Loomis RV Park


3945 Taylor Rd., Loomis, CA
(11 miles to Granite Bay at Folsom Lake)
(916) 652-6737
Resort Facilities: Laundry, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Showers, Dump Station, Clubhouse, Propane, Playground
RV Park and Camping: 79 Sites with full Hook-ups, 30/50 amp, Trees and Landscaping

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Folsom Lake SRA Camping and Nearby RV Parks

Folsom Lake is part of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) which includes both Folsom Lake and nearby Lake Natoma.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area maintains four campgrounds within the park:


Vehicle Entry Fee for Day Use: $10 for developed areas, $5 for undeveloped parking areas.
Undeveloped parking areas include Mormon Island, Nimbus Overlook, Old Salmon Falls, Park Shore, South Fork Raft Take Out, Skunk Hollow, and Willow Creek.

Peninsula Campground

Location: At the end of Rattlesnake Bar Road, on the peninsula between the North and South Forks of the American River.
Access: From Pilot Hill on Highway 49, follow Rattlesnake Bar Road 11 miles to campground. Also accessible by boat for Boat-In camping.
Campsite Amenities: 100 Sites, Trailers up to 18', RVs to 24', No Hookups,
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Piped Water, Sanitation Station, Two Boat Launch Ramps, Oaks Nature Trail
Reservations: (800) 444-7275 or Reserve America
Park Website: Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Note: Boat Camping is limited to 2 consecutive nights; campground is subject to winter closure.
Fees: $28 per night off-season; $33 peak season

Beals Point Campground

Location: On the west shore of Folsom Lake, just north of the dam
Access: Off Auburn-Folsom Road, south of Douglas Blvd.
Campsite Amenities: 69 Sites, Trailers and RVs up to 31', Hookups available
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Piped Water, Sanitation Station, Snack Bar, Beach Equipment Rentals, Beach
Reservations: (800) 444-7275 or Reserve America
Campground Map
Fees: Drive-In Sites: $28 per night off-season; $33 peak season
Sites with Hookups: $48 off-season, $58 peak season

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Photo of Beals Point Beach

Beals Point Beach


Negro Bar Group Campsites

Location: On the west side of Lake Natoma
Access: Off Greenback Lane in Folsom
Campsite Amenities:
Campground Facilities: 3 Group Sites (Sites A & B accommodate 50 people, Site C 25 people) Flush Toilets
Reservations: (800) 444-7275 or Reserve America
Park Website: Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Note: A Group must be at least 9 people.
Fees: Group Sites A & B $195 per night; Site C $115 per night

Avery's Pond Environmental Campsites

Location: Near Rattlesnake Bar, north of the Rattlesnake Bar Equestrian Assembly Area
Access: Park at Rattlesnake Bar and walk 1.1 miles to the sites.
Campsite Amenities: 2 Sites, each holds 8 people, Picnic Tables
Campground Facilities: No water or garbage service, no dogs or fires allowed,
Reservations: (800) 444-7275 or Reserve America
Pictures and Trail Description: Avery's Pond
Fees: Unknown

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Boat Camping on Folsom Lake


Overnight camping in your boat is allowed on Folsom Lake if your boat passes inspection for the following criteria:

  • The boat must have a Coast guard approved, self-contained sanitary unit with a holding tank that has tight and perfect closure at all times. This includes the capturing of gray water.
  • The "head" must provide complete privacy for its user.
  • The boat must have proper sleeping accommodations for all persons on board.

Overnight boaters must register at the Granite Bay entrance station or at the main office building at the Folsom Lake Marina at Brown's Ravine. If the marina office is closed, you may use the Boat Camping Registration Box located at the front door of the marina.

Boat camping is only allowed at the following locations:

  • South Fork of the American River from Deep Ravine to Higgins Point
  • North Fork of the American River from Bear Cove to Mormon Ravine
  • Brown's Ravine inside a rented slip (camping registration still required)

See Folsom Lake Camping Map for these locations.

Except for those staying overnight in a slip at Brown's Ravine, all boaters must observe the following rules while camping overnight on the water.

  1. All boats must remain moored during the hours the park is officially closed.
  2. Boats must be moored outside the main traffic channels and within 200 feet of shore.
  3. Boats may not be tied to shore or pulled up on shore.
  4. Neither camping nor fires are allowed on shore.
  5. Boats must display a proper anchor light in accordance with California's Administrative Code.
  6. Boat camping is limited to a maximum of two consecutive nights.
  7. Vehicles must be registered in the area in which the vehicles are located, e.g. if you register at Granite Bay then you must park at Granite Bay, not somewhere else.

Check the California State Parks website for any changes:
Folsom Lake Boat Camping

Greater Folsom Area Campgrounds



American River Resort


6019 New River Road, Coloma, CA
(21 Miles from Folsom Lake)
(530) 622-6700
Website: American River Resort
Resort Facilities: Hot Showers, Picnic Area, Swimming Pool,
Tent Sites: 85 Tent Sites, Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Tent Camping Rates: Riverside Site - $35 Per Night for 2 People; Off River, $33 - $35; Platform Tent, $55
RV Sites: 35 RV Sites, Full Hook-ups
RV Rates: $45 Per Night for 2 People

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Coloma Resort


6921 Mt. Murphy Rd., Coloma, CA
(21 miles from Folsom Lake)
(800) 238-2298 or (530) 621-2267
Website: Coloma Resort
Resort Facilities: Playground, Ropes Course, WiFi, Restrooms, Showers, Store, Dump Station, River Access, Swimming Pool
RV and Tent Camping: Riverfront Sites Available, Full Hookups except by river, Tent Sites have Picnic Tables and Fire Rings
Rates for 2 People: $45 - $49


Placerville KOA


4655 Rock Barn Rd., Shingle Springs, CA
(16 miles from Folsom Lake)
(800) 562-4197 to reserve
(530) 676-2267 for information
Website: Placerville KOA
Facilities: Cable TV, Snack Bar, Pavilion, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Hot Tub/Sauna, Propane
RV and Tent Camping: Full Hook-ups


Long Ravine Resort


26909 Rollins Lake Rd, Colfax, CA
(40 miles from Folsom Lake)
(530) 346-6166
Website: Long Ravine Resort
Facilities: Rollins Lake, Marina, Store, Grill, Restrooms, Showers, Beach, Swim Platform, Dump Station
RV and Tent Camping: Full Hook-ups
Rates: RV Sites $35 - $39, Tent Sites $29


Orchard Springs Campground


26909 Rollins Lake Rd, Colfax, CA
(42 miles from Folsom Lake)
(530) 265-5302
Website: Orchard Springs Campground
Facilities: Rollins Lake, Beach, Launch Ramp, Slips, Boat Rentals, Restrooms, Showers
RV and Tent Camping: Hook-ups at some sites
Rates: RV Sites $39, Tent Sites $29 - $33

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Photo of Folsom Point

Folsom Point Picnic Area


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