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Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
In an effort to prevent visitation surges and help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), State Parks has implemented the following safety measures to date:
- Closed some parks, meaning all trails and restrooms within these parks are closed.
- Closed vehicular access at remaining parks, including for off-highway vehicle riding.
- Closed all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers.
- Cancelled all events.
A list of closures is available online at parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve. The list is dynamic and updated on a regular basis.
Millerton Lake SRA in the top 45 Greatest Lakes on www.californiasgreatestlakes.com.
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With over 40 miles of shore land for water sports, this SRA offers visitors swimming, fishing, and boating. 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 lake was created by construction of the Friant Dam across the San Joaquin River in 1944. The parks camping facilities include boat camping. The park contains the original Millerton County Courthouse, built in 1867.
Location - Directions
The area is 20 miles northeast of Fresno via Highway 41 and Highway 145.
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.