Folsom Lake has three campgrounds -- Beal's Point and Peninsula campgrounds which are located on Folsom Lake and Negro Bar Group campground at Lake Natoma. Beal's Point and Negro Bar are developed campgrounds; Beal's Point is open year round and subject to reservations. Peninsula is a remote campground which can be subject to winter and/or road closures. Campsite reservations are made only during the on-season. In the off-season campsite availability is first-come, first-served.
Located just north of Folsom Dam, Beal's Point has 69 family campsites that will accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes up to 31 feet long. Full hookups are provided in the RV loop of the campground (sites 50-69). There is also sanitation dump station available. Piped drinking water and wheelchair accessible restrooms with showers are available.
This secluded campground is located near the end of the peninsula between the north and south forks of the American River. You can reach the area by boat or you can drive in ten miles from the little town of Pilot Hill on Highway 49. The campground has 85 family campsites that will accommodate trailers up to 18 feet in length and motor homes up to 24 feet. Hookups are not provided at the individual campsites, but there is a sanitation dump station. Flush toilets and piped drinking water are available. There are two launch ramps and a day-use area near the park. Please be aware that both the boat launch ramps become unusable when the lake drops below 431 feet in elevation. This typically happens in late June to early July, but can vary annually. To check the current lake elevation you may visit the Department of Water Resources website. You can also camp ashore with your boat at Peninsula campground in a designated campsite. A secure tie-up is essential as the wind often rises during the night.
Two group campgrounds located at Negro Bar can accommodate up to 50 people each. A third group camp is designed for 25 people.
Folsom Lake has two hike-in environmental campsites at Avery's Pond. Each site will hold a maximum of 8 people. Parking for the campsites is at Rattlesnake Bar; the campsites are approximately 1.1 miles up the trail to Avery's Pond. The environmental sites do not have water or trash cans. Dogs and fires are not permitted.
Reservations and Registration
Reservations can be made by mail or in person at the following locations.
Mail to: Folsom Lake Sector Office (Hours: M- F; 9am- 4pm)
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630
Beals Point Kiosk (Summer Hours: 7 days a week; 9am - 6pm)
1 mile North of the Sector Office
All individuals camping and their associated vehicles must be registered and fees must be paid at the time of registration. You will be given a permit to keep on your person as proof of payment and a receipt to be placed on your dashboard with the "AP/#" side face up.