CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles
For Immediate Release: 11/10/2016
5 MPH Vessel Speed Limit Lifted at Folsom Lake
FOLSOM, Calif. – State Park officials at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area have announced the lifting of the 5 mph speed limit restriction for all vessels at the lake. The 5 mph speed restriction had been put in place on August 15, 2016 for public safety concerns due to hazards caused by the low water conditions.
“This is great news for boaters and fishermen and all who enjoy the lake,” stated Folsom Lake Superintendent Richard Preston. “Even so, boaters and visitors 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 increases further.
Due to improved lake levels, restrictions were in place in 2016 only half as long as in 2015. Speed restrictions in 2015 were in effect from July 13, 2015 – January 25, 2016.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area office is located at 7755 Folsom-Auburn Road in Folsom. For more information, call (916) 988-0205.
California State Parks Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.