Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park


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Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park


Location:The recreation area, located near the town of Folsom, can be reached via either Highway 50 or I-80.
Facilities:Historic structures, picnic areas, trails, restrooms (é).
Activities:Guided tours (by appointment), hiking, fishing.
Special Features:Builtby H.P. Livermore in 1895, Folsom Powerhouse is one of the oldest hydroelectric facilities in the United States and represents a major advance in the commercial application of electricity. Vintage generators are still in place at the powerhouse, as is the control switchboard, faced with Tennessee marble. Visitors touring the powerhouse can see the massive General Electric transformers, each capable of conducting from 800 to 11,000 volts of electricity, in addition to the forebays and canal system that brought the water from the dam.
Address:c/o Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
7806 Folsom-Auburn Rd
Folsom, CA 95630

Phone:916-985-4843
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=501
Size: 35 acres.

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