Camping

Folsom Lake has three campgrounds -- Beal's Point and Peninsula campgrounds which are located on Folsom Lake and Negro Bar campground at Lake Natoma. Beal's Point and Negro Bar are developed campgrounds; Beal's Point is open year round. Peninsula is a remote campground which can be subject to winter and/or road closures. Campsite reservations are made by reservation only during the on-season. In the off-season campsite availability is first-come, first-served.

Beal's Point
Located just north of Folsom Dam, Beal's Point has 69 family campsites that will accommodate trailers and motor homes up to 31 feet long. Hookups are not provided in individual campsites, but there is a trailer dump station. Piped drinking water and wheelchair accessible rest rooms with showers are available.

Peninsula
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 100 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 sanitary dump station. Flush toilets and piped drinking water are available. There are two launch ramps and a day-use area near the campground. You can also camp ashore with your boat at Peninsula campground in a designated campsite. You will be required to beach the bow of your boat and anchor off the stern. A secure tie-up is essential as the wind often rises during the night.

Negro Bar
Two group campgrounds located at Negro Bar can accommodate up to 50 people each. A third group camp is designed for 25 people.

Avery Pond

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
    (916) 988-0205

    Beals Point Kiosk (Summer Hours: 7 days a week; 9am - 6pm)
    Auburn-Folsom Road
    1 mile North of the Sector Office
    (916) 791-1531
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.

Contact Information

District Office
916-988-0205
Camping Reservations
1-800-444-7275
Online Reservations