Folsom Lake Open May 15!

Some exciting news from California State Parks! See notice below! #FolsomStrongerTogether
Beginning Fri, May 15, 2020, the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (FLSRA) will resume operations at six key park entrances. The reopening of these locations are consistent with the guidance provided in Stage 2 of the Governors Resilience Roadmap. The park has developed a comprehensive plan with additional processes and procedures to ensure the health and safety of our park visitors and staff.
Friday morning park entrances will reopen at Granite Bay and Beals Point in Placer County, Nimbus Flat, Negro Bar and Folsom Point in Sacramento County and Brown’s Ravine including the Folsom Lake Marina in Eldorado County. At each of the entrances, visitors will have access to the day use, restrooms, boat launch facilities and boating on lakes Folsom and Natoma.

The remaining park entrance will continue in a soft closure status (gate locked and parking lots closed) until further notice. Soft closure are also still in effect for the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park. Campgrounds will remain closed until further notice and all Special Events are canceled until further notice. As park staff adjusts to new cleaning and public safety procedures and staffing and as resources allow, the Department will consider opening additional entrances and services in a thoughtful, phased approach.

We continue to encourage the public to:
• Stay Local: Walk or bike into the park. Do not drive to the park.
• Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
• Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
• Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.

For additional information, please visit State Parks COVID-19 Resource Center:

And for some of my own personal tips for enjoying the lake and trails see this article I wrote a couple of weeks ago: