The Folsom Lake in Roseville, California is the sixth largest reservoir in California just behind Shasta Lake. The lake is formed by Folsom Dam on the American River. It has a capacity of 977,000 acre-feet and it extends up to 6.6 miles when filled to its maximum capacity.
Folsom Lake has about 30 campgrounds with approximately 546 camping sites available for reservation from http://www.reservecalifornia.com . There are also 145 boat launching ramps that can be used for boats as well as personal water crafts and jet skis as long as they have less than a 10 hp engine. In addition, there are many trails around the lake perfect for hiking or biking around during your vacation.
Folsom Lake Marina, located at the south end of the lake offers shopping and dining overlooking the marina itself. A view of Folsom Lake can be seen from there as well as boat rentals for kayaks or boats up to 40 feet long. Nearby attractions include Historic Sutter’s Fort in Yuba City, California, Camps Asian Martial Arts Center, Sacramento River Trails for biking or hiking, and William B Ide Adobe State Park which contains William B Ide Historical Residence Site where he once lived with his family.
There are many events hosted on Folsom Lake throughout the year such as fireworks displays on the 4th of July every year around Roseville, CA area. during Memorial Day weekend is a boat parade with many people decorating their boats in red, white, and blue. The lake also hosts the annual Folsom Blues Breakout featuring live blues music on Memorial Day weekend as well.
During summer time there are multiple events around the lake which include Patriotic Splash Celebration in June, 4th of July Celebration in Roseville, CA area near Folsom Lake, Annual Family Camp Out in August, Gold Rush Days in Auburn at the north end of Folsom Lake where families can enjoy watching amusement park rides and tasting food from all over Northern California.