Millerton Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, approximately 15 miles east of Fresno, CA. 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.
Reclamation is assisting the State Parks and Recreation to develop the San Joaquin trail that will allow hiking, equestrian, and bike access through the park and join the historic trail leading up the San Joaquin River. Numerous camping facilities, ranging from primitive sites to RV hookups are available. Call the park or 1-800-444-PARK for reservations. For boating enthusiasts, the lake offers a marina for long term docking as well as day use boat ramps. Good fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, and trout. The historic Millerton Courthouse, once the seat of Fresno County, has been restored and contains interpretive exhibits about the area's local history. The courthouse was salvaged from the town of Millerton when it was inundated by Lake Millerton, and reconstructed on the shore at Mariner's Point.
Location: SH 41 about 15 mi N of Fresno CA