Nimbus Flat State Recreation Area
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Running > 5 mile, 5k

Registration Powered by RunSignUp

Event Description

Paddlesplash is a 3-day event held on Lake Natoma in Folsom, CA, located in Sacramento County. All levels of paddlers are welcome.

With multiple distances to choose from ( including our most popular: 2, 5 and 8 mile)  there is a race for everyone! We also offer a "first timer" race, a Grom (kids) short course race, yoga on the water, board demos and paddle clinics. Racers in the 2, 5. 8 mile and Spectators can enjoy the action on the sandy beach. A fun weekend on the water for the entire family. We will have a beach/water clean up on Sunday at noon to close our festival. 

Lake Natoma is one of the most beautiful lakes in Northern California and a paddlers paradise! The entire lake is a 5MPH zone, there is no current and both sides of the lake are protected from wind. These water conditions are perfect for the Elite paddler to see how fast they really can go and the beginner paddlers can try out racing in "glass" conditions. 

PFD and leashes required.


State Parks parking fee required at toll booth. Parking fills up early - arrive early for a space. 

Host Hotel:

The Lake Natoma Inn is our host hotel, you can launch your vessel from the parking lot and paddle to Folsom Prison! 
Follow this link for PaddleSplash Group rates on rooms:

About NorCal Groms

This event funds our community outreach programs for Foster/At Risk youth and underserved members of the community. We are a 501c3 Charity promoting Water Safety and access to all through the sport of PaddleBoarding.

Connect With Us on Social Media

Find us on Facebook here: 
Follow us on Instagram at: 
Hashtags: #paddlesplash #paddlesplashfestival #norcalsupgroms 


Any questions please reach out the race director Shelly 916-622-0359 or

See you on the water.......

Event Location & Accomodations

Connect on Social