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