Lake Natoma - part of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Earth Day Kayak Klean-up - April 19

Join FOLFAN for our annual Earth Day Kayak Klean-up event on Saturday, April 19, 2014. All the fun starts at Nimbus Flat at 11:00 AM. See our calendar for more information on this volunteer event! More info

Flora and Fauna Hike at Lake Natoma - May 3

Join FOLFAN co-founder Crystal Tobias as she guides a morning hike to explore the flora and fauna along the South side of Lake Natoma between Old Town Folsom and Willow Creek.  More info

Bike Trail through Negro Bar to Undergo Repairs

If you ride your bike through the Negro Bar portion of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), you know why a fix is in the works. Currently, there are root bumps, potholes, drainage problems and sand buildup that make for a rough ride through that section of the bike trail. Read more

National Park Week – April 19 through 27
Looking to get away this spring with family and friends to see something beautiful? Head out to one of America's national parks during National Park Week (April 19-27, 2014) and enjoy many free family-oriented programs such as special ranger-led hikes! Entrance fees to all the national parks will be waived on April 19th and 20th, including Pinnacles, Yosemite, Lassen, and Muir Woods.

Saving California’s salmon during a severe drought
By Peter Moyle

California is in one of the most severe droughts in recent years. This means water agencies are under great pressure to sacrifice river flows meant to sustain fish and wildlife for increased water delivery to farms and cities. Here are some questions decision-makers should consider in the tradeoff.  read more

Welcome to FOLFAN!

I have lived in the greater Sacramento region for most of my life, much of it near the American River. As a youngster, my family lived near Watt Avenue before there was a Parkway. Later, as a park aid in Coloma, I enjoyed the South Fork rafting scene. In the late 1990s, while living in Elk Grove, I discovered that my husband and I were regularly driving to Nimbus Fish Hatchery to enjoy running in the parkway. So, we decided to move closer to our favorite park. What a great decision that was!

My running days are over, but the lifestyle near this amazing resource is just right for me – and thousands like me. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to ride my bike, walk my dog, rent a kayak or participate in events here. Our local State Park, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, offers so much to so many people that it is the most visited State Park in California. I co-founded FOLFAN in 2009 to offer support and cooperation to the State Park, to preserve its natural and cultural resources and to help ensure that it will continue to provide a recreational legacy for the future.

Please join FOLFAN if you have similar feelings for this special place. We offer opportunities to participate in recreational activities, cleanup events, educational programs and improvements to the park. Our mission is to expand education and recreation opportunities and protect the natural and cultural resources of lakes Folsom and Natoma. And we have fun doing it!

Linda McDonald, President of FOLFAN