Our Maiden Voyage
After a few weeks of cleaning and patching up our camper, we decided it was time for a trip! We thought it would be best to stay close to home, just in case anything went awry. We ended up visiting Folsom Lake and stayed at Beals Point. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Sacramento/Norcal area, Folsom Lake is the 9th biggest lake in California and is really beautiful.
This turned out to be the perfect location for our first trip with our pop-up. The amenities were great, bathrooms and showers, and we had no issues while we were there. Our dogs also enjoyed the hiking and beach access that was within walking distance of our site. Oh, and we enjoyed that too :-).
In addition to an awesome place to camp, Folsom is also a great place to visit. There is a totally restored old town and a large outdoor mall called the Palladio close to the campsite. You can enjoy the best of camping, with miles of hiking/biking trails, boating and loads of beach surrounded by calm, predator free water. Or you can head into town and have a delicious meal at a great restaurant or see a movie
However, the best part about Folsom and the Sacramento area in general is the proximity to all of the best sites in Norcal. You can visit Tahoe, Napa, Sonoma, Amador County (amazing wine), the redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada foothills, Mendocino/Fort Bragg and Yosemite all in less than 3 hours. Most of these are only 1.5-2.5 hours away, but Yosemite is closer to 3 hours. So, if you decide you want to see more of our beautiful state, your day trip options really are endless.