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Negro Bar Launch Ramp   
Lake Natoma - near Folsom, CA  

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sacto - 2014-01-10 | Report Abuse 0 0

This is a state run facility. Keep in mind that a day pass is $10. There are multiple roads down to the water and a couple of different parks available. Lots of parking above the launch area and about 10 spaces at the launch. The very nice dock is about 30 feet long and provides plenty of room to launch a kayak, raft or other small craft.
kayakrenter - 2012-01-23 | Report Abuse 0 0

At Negro Bar, West of the launch ramp there is a beach with restrooms and picnik areas. You can rent kayaks on the beach on weekends and holidays from Adventure Sport Rentals. The rentals open May 1st and Close Sept 1st they are open from 10:30 to 4:00 last kayak in at 5:00. This is a great place to paddle, great for beginners to advanced paddlers, and usually calm. It can be windy in spring so check the weather. There are lots of sights from the water, they include the historic folsom power house, the old rainbow bridge and the historic folsom walking bridge. Just park in the paved lot and kayak all day, it's great.
papak - 2011-04-27 | Report Abuse 1 0

This is a launch site onto Lake Natoma. Head east (left) for some mild upstream paddling (it gets swifter when releases are high from Folsom Dam)to the Folsom Prison "no trespassing" sign. Head west for the flat water paddling. About four miles up is Nimbus Dam. There are two bayou areas with numerous small islands and stillwater channels on this lake. One is across from Negro Bar, the other is more hidden. It is to the north of Nimbus Dam. When the water is low you may have to carry or walk your boat through a narrow channel to get to this one but it's worth it. The speed limit on the lake is 5 mph so you won't see much for motor boats except for small fishing boats. By Nimbus Dam is the California State University Aquatic Center so you will see some rowing crews on the lake.
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papak - 2011-04-27 | Report Abuse 0 0

Good and plentiful paved parking. Restroom. Paved launch ramp with dock.
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leonedimare - 2014-03-26 | Report Abuse 0 0

Parking $10 : March 2014
papak - 2011-04-27 | Report Abuse 0 0

California State park fee
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