Lake Folsom State Park Overlook by Polly Peacock

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During the winter drought of 2008, Lake Folsom State Park, dried up only to enlarge the sandy beaches that surrounded the lake. As a result, I was able to drive and hike much farther into the park than I ever was. Normally, if there wasn’t a drought, you would be able to clearly see the lake from this overlook. If you look closely, you can barely make it out. From what I am hearing now, the lake is really drying up even more than in 2008, which is a shame, because it serves as not only a State Park Recreation Area, but it also is a reservoir used for drinking water.

After reading the news, I saw that the old gold mining town, Mormon Island, is now slowly getting uncovered as the lake’s waters recede. When I was there during the 2008 drought, I would find pieces of glass and china, scattered about here and there. State officials have put a ban on removing any artifacts from the area. People are flocking all over to get a glimpse of what once was a significant part of California’s Gold Rush.

This photograph was shot with a Canon 40D, equipped with am 18-200mm lens at Lake Folsom State Park, located in Folsom, California, USA.


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My life is like a well read book that’s never ending, at least for this moment in time. As I continually add new chapters to my book, I find that my photography plays a big part in it. This is most especially true as my great love and fascination with Mother Naure never wanes. It’s my hope that you, too, will share my joy as the pages in my book of life continue to flip forward! My Very Best, Polly Peacock

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  • Polly Peacock
    Polly Peacock7 months ago


  • trish725
    trish7257 months ago

    Great view you’ve found!

  • Hi Trish – good to see you!! Thanks so much – I have been digging in my archives and didn’t even know this was there!!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon7 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,

  • Hi Ann!!! Thanks so much – appreciate it as always!!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon7 months ago

  • Hi Lynn – thanks so much!!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep7 months ago

    Excellent landscape!! Thanks for adding your lovely work to IWP!! Gena

  • Hi Gena!! Thanks so much as always!!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Perggals© - Stacey Turner
    Perggals© - St...7 months ago


  • That’s just awesome – thanks so much – it is most appreciated!!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

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