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Reservation Status: Accepted Campground reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 444-7275.

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Millerton Lake
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Millerton Lake
Description - Millerton Lake State Recreation Area has over 40 miles of shore land for water sports. The lake was created by construction of the Friant Dam across the San Joaquin River in 1944.

Attractions - Millerton Lake State Recreation Area has over 40 miles of shore land for water sports. The lake was created by construction of the Friant Dam across the San Joaquin River in 1944. The hills surrounding the lake provide good hiking opportunities. Wildlife in the park includes ground squirrels, cottontails, mule deer, badgers and bald and golden eagles. During winter, the park has special boat tours to view the bald eagles. The park contains the original Millerton County Courthouse, built in 1867.

Recreation - Recreation includes swimming, fishing, and boating. The parks camping facilities include boat camping.

Climate - A generally warm, dry climate prevails in the Central Valley, it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. In the Central Valley precipitation falls mainly from October through April. Winter temperatures well below freezing producing frost, however, snow is very rare. Summer temperatures above 100 degrees are part of the normal pattern.

Location - The area is 20 miles northeast of Fresno via Highway 41 and Highway 145. A map is available above on this wildernet.com page.

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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: have been going Memorial day Weekend for years, campsites well kept, and spaced far enough apart to get into the wilderness, even at full capacity was still nice. Trails not well kept although, but beach access is abundant at 80% of the campsites, did I mention bathrooms where cleaned / stocked 4 times a day!

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ICON Camping Family, boat-in and group camping.

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Contact Information:
San Joaquin District Headquarters, P.O. Box 205, 5290 Millerton Road , Friant, CA, 93626, Phone: 559-822-2332, Fax: 209-822-2319

Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Central Valley State Parks and Recreation Areas - The Central Valley Region, located in the middle of California, stretches from south of Bakersfield, north to almost Chico. It features rivers, lakes and reservoirs for water recreation and camping opportunities, as well as historic sites and the Tule Elk State Reserve.

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