- Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
acre(73 km²) lakeand recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bassor yellow 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 (51 km) long bicycle path that connects Folsom Lakewith many Sacramento Countyparks before reaching Old Sacramento. The park also includes Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake, which is popular for crewraces, sailing, kayakingand other aquatic sports.
The primary recreation season coincides with the spring and summer months when temperatures are in the 80s, 90s and 100s. Visitation is highest from April through September. In the spring months when school is still in session, evenings and weekends are the times of highest lake activity.
List of California state parks
* [http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=500 Folsom Lake SRA Home Page]
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