There are 4 launch ramps open.
Markley Cove, Pleasure Cove, Steele Park, and Capell Cove. The first 3 charge a fee, between $15 and $25 dollars, to launch. Capell Cove is free. Since you are in Folsom Markley is the closest followed by Pleasure then Steele Park and then Cappel Cove.
We usually launch out of Pleasure it is $20. As far as an inspection yes they have an inspection but they just ask where your boat has been they do don't look it over.
You can also go to this site and self inspect and put the form on your dash. Saves a few minutes. http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/docs/Form_Mussel_Free_Certification.pdf
Haven't launched at Cappel Cove in a long time it's just a drive to get there from here.
All the other resorts you mentioned are closed and will not be open this year maybe not next year either. They are on the West side of the lake so we never launch there anyway.
Since those marinas are closed if you want to get on the water on the weekend you need to get there early. If you launch from Markley no later than 9am or you risk it being closed.
I would launch at Pleasure if I were you nicer ramp. But getting there early is still needed.
(Message edited by l1spoogy on July 14, 2009)