Work to Begin on Controversial Lake Natoma Access Project

waterfront trail access

The controversial Lake Natoma Waterfront and Trail Access Enhancement Project will soon be a reality, with work beginning this month.

The project, hailed by some for providing walkers, joggers and small watercraft users easy access to one of Folsom’s greatest assets from the Historic District, while others were opposed on grounds ranging from fear of crime to the ruining of natural habitat.

The project features a 2,500-foot accessible path that will provide dramatic overlooks of Lake Natoma and interpretive signage along the shoreline. Three bridges will be replaced, new native trees will be planted, and environmental and soil conditions will be improved. A ramp will be constructed that will allow rowers with kayaks, paddleboards and canoes to easily access. It will also be wheelchair accessable, and be more accommodating for families.

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