Folsom Lake, CA

Folsom Lake Camping


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.


Folsom Lake Campgrounds


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
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Folsom Lake SRA Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
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
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Folsom Lake SRA Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Campground Map
Fees: Drive-In Sites: $28 per night off-season; $33 peak season
Sites with Hookups: $48 off-season, $58 peak season

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
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Folsom Lake SRA Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
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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Folsom Lake Boat Camping


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


Overnight boaters must register at the Granite Bay entrance station or at themain 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:


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

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RV Parks



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: $40 Daily, $225 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: $49 Per Night, $294 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 $47 - $69 Per Night, $282 - $354 Per Week
Tent Sites, $40 Per Night, $240 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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