- The list below includes 243 free or cheap things to do in or near Folsom, California, including 78 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Lake.
- From Lake Natoma to Sutter St., there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Folsom and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights and Carmichael.
Located within the Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills, Orchard Springs Campground is a campground along the shores of Rollins Lake. Campers commonly enjoy staying in tents or renting one of the cabins and boating during their trips.
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10791 E. Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 MoreLess Info
From 1850 to it closing in 1956, the Empire Mine State Historic Park produced more than 5.8 million ounces of gold. The park still contains many of the original mine buildings, the owner's cottage, mining tunnels and a restored garden.
For a look at one of the richest and largest gold mines in California, visitors check out Bourne Cottage. The mine was closed in 1956 after producing over 5 million ounces of gold and now guests can enjoy tours of the area.
The Explore Stand Up Paddle Company is a stand up paddle board rental company that offers performance surfing, white-water paddling, and open-ocean racing boards. The company also provides paddle boarding lessons.
Originally built in 1865 as an orphanage for children who lost parents in mining accidents, the Grass Valley Museum contains furniture, clothing, photographs and other artifacts from the Gold Rush era. It is open mid-April through mid-October.
Lodi Lake is a scenic lake commonly visited by local enthusiasts of nature and outdoor activities. While at the lake, visitors enjoy boating and kayaking, having picnics near the water, or public swimming on the lake's beach.