Current Concession Opportunities

All Concessions RFPs for the California Department of Parks and Recreation are posted to the Cal eProcure website for viewing/downloading directly. There is no fee, but you must register your company and establish a password. Please click here for instructions on how to download materials from the Cal eProcure website. 

California State Parks Announces Three Concession Opportunities for Watersports at Folsom Lake State Recreation Areas

FOLSOM, Calif. –California State Parks is accepting proposals for three five-year concession contracts with the option to extend for an additional five years for watersport activities at the Lake Natoma area of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). Proposals are being accepted starting July 1 through Sept. 13, 2021, by 2 p.m.

Two concession contract opportunities to operate paddle craft classes and rentals are located at Negro Bar and Willow Creek. The third to operate paddle craft classes and outings is located at Nimbus Flat.
An optional tour of the concession premises will be held at 9:00 a.m. on July 16, 2021 at Negro Bar. For information on how to participate, please contact Folsom Sector Superintendent Richard Preston Le-May at (916) 988-0205.

Lake Natoma is located downstream from Folsom Lake, which is popular for crew races, sailing, kayaking and other aquatic sports. Lake Natoma has three locations that currently support non-motorized watercraft concession operations: Negro Bar, Nimbus Flat, and Willow Creek. A copy of each RFP is available for download from Cal e-Procure at A pre-proposal presentation is available online at Current Concession Opportunities on the California State Parks webpage beginning July 1, 2021.

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Overview of the 3 Paddle Craft Concessions RFP at Folsom Lake SRA

Pre-Proposal Meeting for the Nimbus Flat Paddle Craft Concession RFP

Pre-Proposal Meeting for the Negro Bar Paddle Craft Concession RFP

Pre-Proposal Meeting for the Willow Creek Paddle Craft Concession RFP