Login with Facebook
Folsom Lake SRA

Select Area...
Beeks Bight 
Rattlesnake Bar 

Folsom Lake SRA  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 400'
Location: 38.74334, -121.15164 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 5,241
Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Apr 8, 2012
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
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 a few short granite boulders, some of which are large enough to offer decent problems (mostly at Beek's Bight through the aptly-named Granite Bay entrance, other spots along the shore have been a bust so far). 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. parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500

Getting There 

Driving from interstates 80 or 50. Biking or walking in looks like a free option.

Climbing Season

For the Highway 50 Corridor area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Folsom Lake SRA:
Finger to Hand   V1+ 5     Boulder, 1 pitch, 18'   Beeks Bight
Browse More Classics in Folsom Lake SRA

Featured Route For Folsom Lake SRA
small crack on the right

Finger to Hand V1+ 5  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Beeks Bight
this Fun finger jam is the tallest route in the area, starts out with minimal feet but finishes strong and pumpy. All around Great Route...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Folsom Lake SRA Slideshow Add Photo

Comments on Folsom Lake SRA Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!