Folsom lake sra

Two large slides along the paved bike path below the Orangevale bluffs occurred last January and February. The trail remains closed in both directions just south of Negro Bar. These two slide were larger than the smaller rock fall that has occurred along this section of the bluffs in the past. Because it appeared to State Parks staff that additional rock outcroppings were at risk to come down imminently, State Parks did not want to put our equipment operator or the public at risk and closed the trail to further assess the situation. In March of 2017 State Parks engaged a geotechnical consulting firm to provide an initial quick assessment. That assessment recommended keeping the trail closed until the area dried out and various precautions to take in clearing the path.


The geotechnical firm also identified a number of areas where the rock fall hazard needed mitigation and recommended some additional assessment. Last spring State Parks contacted another state agency that has a tremendous amount of experience with rock fall mitigation work, to see if they could assist with additional geotechnical assessment and rock fall mitigation. After developing a scope of work for an interagency agreement, the other agency decided they did not have staff or time to enter into an interagency agreement and provide these services. State Parks then re-engaged with the original geotechnical firm to provide the additional assessment and rock fall mitigation.

Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass or perch. Visitors can also see the Folsom Powerhouse (once called "the greatest operative electrical plant on the American continent"), which from 1885 to 1952 produced 11,000 volts of electricity for Sacramento residents. For cyclists, there is a 32-mile long bicycle path that connects Folsom Lake with many Sacramento County parks before reaching Old Sacramento. The park also includes Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake, which is popular for crew races, sailing, kayaking and other aquatic sports.

From Hwy 80 take the Elm St. exit out of the city of Auburn, at the 1st light make a left, at your very next light you will make another left that is High St. High St turns into Hwy 49 you will travel on Hwy 49 for 10 miles towards the city of Cool. You will enter a small town called Pilot Hill from that small town you will turn right on Rattlesnake Bar Rd. that road will dead end into the campground in 9 miles.

A variety of transportation methods are available to park visitors at Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma. With its urban setting and the accessibility of the parks entrances, local bus services can be used reach Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma. Private vehicles as well as bicycles, horseback, and foot travel are the most frequently used methods of park entry.

Granite Bay Main Beach at Folsom Lake SRA offer two reservable group picnic sites with easy access to the lake and the Granite Bay Main Beach parking area. The group picnic sites are available year round during normal park hours. The group picnic areas can accommodate 100 people both sites include 11 picnic tables, 1 large BBQ station, flush toilets adjacent to site and 2 water faucets. All park day use fees apply. Reservations can be made 90 days in advance at our Folsom Sector Office at 7755 Folsom-Auburn Rd Folsom, CA 95630.

Two large slides along the paved bike path below the Orangevale bluffs occurred last January and February. The trail remains closed in both directions just south of Negro Bar. These two slide were larger than the smaller rock fall that has occurred along this section of the bluffs in the past. Because it appeared to State Parks staff that additional rock outcroppings were at risk to come down imminently, State Parks did not want to put our equipment operator or the public at risk and closed the trail to further assess the situation. In March of 2017 State Parks engaged a geotechnical consulting firm to provide an initial quick assessment. That assessment recommended keeping the trail closed until the area dried out and various precautions to take in clearing the path. The geotechnical firm also identified a number of areas where the rock fall hazard needed mitigation and recommended some additional assessment. Last spring State Parks contacted another state agency that has a tremendous amount of experience with rock fall mitigation work, to see if they could assist with additional geotechnical assessment and rock fall mitigation. After developing a scope of work for an interagency agreement, the other agency decided they did not have staff or time to enter into an interagency agreement and provide these services. State Parks then re-engaged with the original geotechnical firm to provide the additional assessment and rock fall mitigation.

Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass or perch. Visitors can also see the Folsom Powerhouse (once called "the greatest operative electrical plant on the American continent"), which from 1885 to 1952 produced 11,000 volts of electricity for Sacramento residents. For cyclists, there is a 32-mile long bicycle path that connects Folsom Lake with many Sacramento County parks before reaching Old Sacramento. The park also includes Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake, which is popular for crew races, sailing, kayaking and other aquatic sports.

From Hwy 80 take the Elm St. exit out of the city of Auburn, at the 1st light make a left, at your very next light you will make another left that is High St. High St turns into Hwy 49 you will travel on Hwy 49 for 10 miles towards the city of Cool. You will enter a small town called Pilot Hill from that small town you will turn right on Rattlesnake Bar Rd. that road will dead end into the campground in 9 miles.

A variety of transportation methods are available to park visitors at Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma. With its urban setting and the accessibility of the parks entrances, local bus services can be used reach Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma. Private vehicles as well as bicycles, horseback, and foot travel are the most frequently used methods of park entry.

Granite Bay Main Beach at Folsom Lake SRA offer two reservable group picnic sites with easy access to the lake and the Granite Bay Main Beach parking area. The group picnic sites are available year round during normal park hours. The group picnic areas can accommodate 100 people both sites include 11 picnic tables, 1 large BBQ station, flush toilets adjacent to site and 2 water faucets. All park day use fees apply. Reservations can be made 90 days in advance at our Folsom Sector Office at 7755 Folsom-Auburn Rd Folsom, CA 95630.