Special Events

Special Events Information


In an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19, California State Parks is temporarily suspending all large public events within Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). While we are not directly affected by COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation carefully and are committed to being responsive and following California Governor’s updated policy on social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The park will remain open as we recognize the importance of visiting Folsom Lake SRA represents an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air with family and friends and escape from our daily routines. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your patience, trust and continued support. We’d also like to thank our volunteers and staff for their commitment and dedication as public servants through these challenging circumstances. For the most up-to-date information, please follow our park webpage https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Folsom-Lake-State-Recreation-Area-1417326981838323/

For more information about Special Events and or Permit Applications please contact:

Andrew Smith , Folsom Lake Special Events Coordinator
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road

Folsom, CA. 95630


(916) 988-0205

Special Event Permit applications should be submitted 45 days prior to the event date. Late fees will apply to any application received less than 45 days prior to the event date. Applications received less than 30 days prior to the event may be denied.

 Film Permits are arranged on an individual basis through the California Film Commission. For additional information please call (323)-860-2960

Special Events Application


For more information about Granite Bay Group Picnic, Activity Center or Powerhouse Visitor Center reservations please contact:

Sheryl Canada
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road

Folsom, CA. 95630 


(916) 988-0205

Activity Center Reservation Application

 Granite Bay Group Picnic Reservation Application

Powerhouse Visitor Center Application