Folsom Lake is a reservoir on the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, United States.
It is located within Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento Counties. It is about 25 mi (40 km) northeast of Sacramento. The lake surface area is 11,500 acres (4,700 ha), its elevation is 466 ft (142 m), and it has 75 mi (121 km) of undulated shoreline. Folsom Lake with its surrounding Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is one of the most visited parks in the California park system.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has developed a safe eating advisory for Folsom Lake based on levels of mercury found in fish caught here.
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