Beals Point Campground

Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake

Beals Point Campground, Folsom Lake, CA

Beals Point Campground

Folsom Lake
Attractions and Activities

Folsom Lake is a popular boating recreation destination for nearby Sacramento residents as well as from around the state. Those who camp at Beals Point Campground are close to all the main venues at the lake.

  • Spend the day water skiing, jet skiing, sail, cruising, and fishing on more than 11,000 acres of water.
  • Launch your boat at one of several ramps. Rent boats at various spots around the lake
  • Enjoy picnics at Folsom Point, Granite Bay, Beals Point, or Peninsula Campground.
  • Go horseback riding along miles of trails. Find an equestrian Staging Area at Granite Bay with hitching rails and water trough. Also find staging areas at Rattlesnake Bar, Brown's Ravine, Falcon Crest, and Sterling Pointe.
  • Find ninety-five miles of trails for bicyclists, runners, horseback riders, and hikers.
  • Stroll along the Oaks Nature Trails.
  • Cycle on the paved bike trail connecting Beals Point to the American River Hike & Bike Trail.
  • Visit the Sacramento State Aquatic Center at nearby Lake Natoma.

Key Beals Point Campground Regulations

  1. Fires must be in provided fire pits.
  2. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  3. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

Beals Point Campground

Beals Point Campground is the most popular of the campgrounds around Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Spread along the west shore of Folsom Lake, the campground is a favorite with boaters and other lake visitors who appreciate all of the great amenities at the campground and its proximity to the lake. Visitors enjoy wading, swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing, cycling, and just relaxing around the lake's edge.

Beals Point Campground has 64 family-size campsites. Seventeen are designated for RVs or trailers only. Some of those sites have full hook-ups. Nineteen campsites are limited to tents only. The remainder of the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, or tents. Some of them have non-specific reservations, which means campers will be assigned a spot upon arrival.

Beals Point Campground Basics
Beals Point Campground Location: Off Auburn-Folsom Road, south of Douglas Blvd.
Elevation: 460 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Sacramento - 20 miles
Number of Sites: 64
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (916) 988-0205

Reservations at Beals Point Campground
Reservations available available year-round
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 31 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #65, 67
Fees: Standard site - $33 per night ($28 off-season)
Hook-up sites - $58
($48 off-season)
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Folsom Lake SRA - Beals Point Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Beals Point Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, some sites with full hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, snack bar, beach equipment rentals
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Campgrounds Map: Beals Point Campground Map
Attractions near Beals Point Campground: Enjoy Folsom Lake with boating, water skiing, and fishing. Visit Folsom Lake Marina for slips, boat rentals, and fuel. Find nearby launch ramps and more boat rentals. Visit Lake Natoma, American River Hike & Bike Trail, and the City of Folsom.

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites at Beals Point Campground can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

Beals Point Beach, Folsom Lake, CA

Beals Point Beach

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