Welcome!
Welcome to the FOLFAN website! Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma (FOLFAN) is a State Park Cooperating Association for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). The park includes Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake, and the American River Parkway that connects the two lakes. Our park includes 100 miles of trails and 100 miles of shoreline! FOLFAN's mission is "Enhancing education and recreation opportunities for the public and protecting the wonders and resources of Lakes Folsom and Natoma."
  What's Up?
View our most recent FOLFAN Newsletter here for the latest news about us and our park and selected events and activities. To receive the newsletter monthly (by email), become a FOLFAN member today! Or become a non-member FAN! See the menu under "Help Us" for more information about becoming a member or non-member fan.
Rattlesnake Bar to Avery's Pond Guided Hike

When: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018
9:00 am to noon

Join FOLFAN President Linda McDonald for an easy 4-mile round-trip on the Pioneer Express Trail, stopping to explore the history of Native Americans, the Gold Rush, and early agricultural settlements. See what remains of the North Fork Ditch (flume) and learn about Ira Avery's settling pond — aka Avery’s Pond, one of the hidden gems of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.

View event flyer here


Bald Eagles: Common Questions

How do Bald Eagles compare to Golden Eagles? Why do they call them “Bald” Eagles? How long do they live? Do they keep the same mate? How many eggs do they lay and when? Find the answers to these and other questions about our National Symbol in this 2-page information sheet.

View Bald Eagle information sheet here



FOLFAN 2017 Annual Report

Want to learn more about FOLFAN and what we accomplished in 2017? Please open/download our 2017 Annual Report and learn more about us.

View 2017 Annual Report here

 




3rd Annual ‘Wild Night with FOLFAN!’

A great time was had by all on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Granite Bay Activity Center! Wild Night is our annual meeting/mixer for FOLFAN members, fans, donors and volunteers. We work hard to put together a program each year that includes informative speakers, live music, food and beverages, and a fun photo contest.

Big thanks to all those who made this year's event happen, including our event volunteers, our guest speakers, Sana and Terry (our musicians), and the photographers who submitted photos to our 3rd annual photo contest and then converged at the Wild Night event to see the competition. The big winners this year were Sally Cullen (1st overall), Gene McKinnon (2nd overall), and Greg Jung (3rd overall).

View Wild Night slide show here