BETA PHOTO: Late winter water levels at Folsom Lake, with a fe...
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is a dam-formed reservoir on the American River, about 25 miles upstream from downtown Sacramento. It is a high popular area for many types of recreation, but for local climbers its draw includes endless short granite boulders, some of which are large enough to offer decent problems. Depending on the time of year and water level, some of these may spend time under water.
Since it is a state area, there is a charge for parking, and parts of it are only open during daylight hours. Camping is available in the park. Fees and hours for different entrances may change from time to time, so the best thing to do is to check the park website. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500
Driving from interstates 80 or 50. Biking or walking in looks like a free option.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Folsom Lake SRA:
By Brennen T From: SLC,Utah/Roseville, california Aug 4, 2012
This is the area in the Granite Bay Boat launching entrance. After entering through the front gate continue straight and you will see signs for beek bight. fallow the signs for approx. 3 miles and you will come to dead end parking lot, if you don't see the boulders from there, you need glasses!