Concessions RFP Public Notices

Public Notice from the California Department of Parks and Recreation

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

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.

Proposals for these concession opportunities will be accepted starting July 1 through September 13, 2021 by 2 p.m. PT by mail or in person. Once proposals have been reviewed and scored, State Parks will distribute a notice of intent to award to all proposers via email. It is the goal of the department to provide this notice by the end of October 2021.

Additional information on the pre-proposal meeting and reasonable accommodations are available by contacting David Block, Concessions Specialist via email at


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