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Granite Bay and Beal's Point

View of the beach at Folsom Lake SRA
The water level at Folsom Lake dictates the type of recreation and length of the season. During years with normal precipitation the main recreational season is May through Labor Day in September. During the remaining months of the year use of Folsom Lake drops considerably. The desired reservoir elevation for recreation is approximately 435' to 455'. Above 455' less beach is available for swimmers and sunbathers, and below 435' feet the waterline is too great a distance from parking areas. Another problem with lower lake levels is that, at 426', boat ramps around the lake go out of service, and the only marina at the lake cannot moor most boats when the lake level is below an elevation of 412 feet.

Granite Bay

Granite Bay is an ideal location to bring your family to enjoy Folsom Lake. The sandy beach, buoyed swim area and lifeguard services during the summer season make this area a safe location for swimming and playing in the water. Barbecue pits, shade areas and large grassy areas can accommodate many family picnics and otheractivities.

Daily Summer Hours 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Snack Bar
The Granite Bay snack bar also rents beach equipment. The beach equipment includes kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, volleyball sets, shade canopies and rafts of all sizes. Additionally catering for family and company picnics as well as group discount rental rates are available. Contact the snack bar for more information at 916-740-0459.

Beal's Point

Barbecue pits, shade areas and large grassy areas can accommodate many family picnics and other activities.

Daily Summer Hours 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Overnight Camping
Beal's Point is one of two locations on the lake that allows overnight camping in the campground.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-444-7275.

Bicycling
Another popular feature is access to the American River bicycle trail. This 32-mile paved trail starts at Beal's Point and follows the scenic American River to Old Sacramento.

Snack Bar
The Beal's Point Snack Bar also rents beach equipment. The beach equipment includes pedal boats, sail boards, sail boats, canoes, volleyball sets, row boats, shade canopies, and rafts of all sizes. Additionally, catering for family and company picnics, as well as group discount rental rates, are available.