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Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is located in the heart of California, near the southernmost end of the Mother Lode gold region. Here, where the San Joaquin River flows out of the Sierra Nevada foothills and into the Central Valley, 319- foot Friant Dam was built across the river canyon in 1944 to form Millerton Lake. 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 park’s camping facilities include boat camping. The park contains the original Millerton County Courthouse, built in 1867. The area is 20 miles northeast of Fresno via Highway 41 and Highway 145. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park.

on Pa'san Ridge Trail

3 days ago

We all love this trail! Our two kids (age 9 and 4) do great all the way up to the top of "pin cushion" hill. Beautiful views. Very steep at times but awesome. We go here often:)

Great hike with really pretty views. Trails are well laid out; my only complaint is the markers are few and far between. Saw a pair of golden eagles. Going back soon. Such a nice trail so close to town!

29 days ago

Great trail in late fall or early spring. Trail can be hard to follow in some areas due to overgrowth. Kid- friendly 7yrs on up.

the most challenging hike I've been on,as a beginner.It was well worth it!!!

trail running
1 month ago

Good for kids at least the first half.

1 month ago

The river was beautiful! It took us about 4 hours to complete the hike and we would definitely do it again. Great if you just want to get out for a few hours and it was a good mix of incline and coasting.

2 months ago

The trails ends. Has anyone ever completed the trail without coming across the clumpy soil?

3 months ago

We had a great time today. We only walked to the bridge and back. My 5 year old and twin 3 yr olds did great.! It was a quick in & out for the littles.!

I have to do this hike in the spring. Great October hike but green grass in spring would be awesome.

We didn't quite finish because We had our 4 & 8 year old with us who were troopers. Turned around after 1.25 hours in not realizing it was a loop. Awesome trail!!

nice trail. water not too cold. deep enough to jump of rocks.

Great hike on well maintained trail.