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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles


News Release


For Immediate Release: 1/25/2016

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5 MPH Vessel Speed Limit at Folsom Lake Lifted

Contact:

Rich Preston

Rich.preston@parks.ca.gov

(916) 988-0205

 

FOLSOM, Calif. – State Park officials at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area have announced the lifting of the 5 mile per hour speed limit restriction for all vessels at the lake.  The 5 MPH speed restriction had been put in place on July 13, 2015 for public safety concerns due to hazards and the low water conditions. 

“This is great news for boaters and fishermen and all who enjoy the lake,” stated Folsom Lake Superintendent Richard Preston.  Preston went on to say, “Even so, boaters and others should still exercise extreme caution while boating as rising lake levels can mask unmarked hazards and increase the amount of floating debris.”

Launch ramps are currently open at Granite Bay and Brown’s Ravine.  All other ramps remain closed until the lake level increase further.

Speed restrictions in 2014 were in effect from August 9, 2014 – December 19, 2014.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area office is located at 7755 Folsom-Auburn Road in Folsom.  For more information, call (916) 988-0205.

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