Folsom Zoo

Unlike other regional zoos, the Folsom Zoo is a haven for animals that were rescued from people who were keeping them illegally, animals that spent some portion of their lives in the entertainment industry , and/or animals that, for whatever reason, cannot be returned to the wild. So, it’s more like a sanctuary than a zoo. It’s also a zoo that features many animals that are native to California like Black Bears and Mountain Lions.

Easy to Locate? Yes
Pet Friendly? No, leave your pets at home.
Easy to Walk? Yes.
Is there a Fee? Yes. Pay at the front gate. (Fees vary by age and date)
Are there Restrooms? Yes.
Is there Accessible Parking? Yes
Other Notes: Most of the walkways in the zoo are flat and paved, but there are some areas with steps and inclines.

See my FLICKR account for more albums of photos taken at this location throughout the last several years.

How to Get to the Zoo

The Folsom Zoo is located at:
403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630
(in Folsom City Lions Park, at Natoma and Stafford streets )
Phone: 916-351-3527
Website: https://www.folsom.ca.us/parks/zoo_sanctuary/default.asp

From Sacramento

• Take Highway 50 East to the Folsom Blvd. exit
• Turn LEFT onto Folsom Blvd.
• Go approximately 3 miles to Natoma Street
• Turn RIGHT onto Natoma Street
• Go about a half mile to Stafford Street
• Turn RIGHT onto Stafford Street
• Then take the first RIGHT into the parking lot. The zoo is adjacent to the parking lot.

Travels of a Certified California Naturalist