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Millerton Lake
With over 40 miles of shore land for water sports, this California State Park offers visitors camping, swimming, fishing, and boating. The foothills around the lake provide excellent hiking. 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.
Area: Fresno County
Address: 20 miles northeast of Fresno via Highway 41
Fresno, CA 93626
(559) 822-2332
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=587
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Bass Lake
Bass Lake is an awesome place to escape the Valley heat and enjoy a peaceful day at the lake. It is a very clean enjoyable lake with camping, fishing, hiking, and boating.
Area: Sierra National Forest
Address: P.O. Box 126
Bass Lake, CA 93604
(559) 642-3676
http://www.basslakechamber.com
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is one of the most peaceful, beautiful places on this earth, and it is only 50 miles from Fresno! With trails, rivers, and waterfalls set in a perfect mountain scenery, Yosemite has been a local favorite for hundreds of years.
Area: Sierra Nevada Mountains
Address: Northside Dr
Yosemite, CA 95389
(209) 372-0200
http://www.yosemitepark.com/
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Sequoia National Forest
The Land of Giants! - This landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity - huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees.
Area: Sierra Nevada Mountains
Address: 1839 South Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 784-1500
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/recreation/
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Woodward Park
The late Ralph Woodward, a long-time Fresno resident, bequeathed the major portion of his estate in 1968 to provide a regional park and bird sanctuary in Northeast Fresno on the South bank of the San Joaquin River between Highway 41 and Friant Road. The initial 235 acres, combined with additional acres acquired later by the City brings the park to an amazing 300 acres.
Area: Fresno County
Address: 7775 Friant Road
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 621-2900
http://www.fresno.gov/government/departmentdirectory/parksandrecreation
Camping: No | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Shaver Lake
Come, immerse yourself in the Soul of the Sierra with a visit to the Shaver Lake Resort Area's. Discover crystal clear water tumbling over waterfalls and cascading down beautiful rivers that feed the many lakes surrounding this magnificent area.
Area: Sierra National Forest
Address: 41738 Tollhouse Rd
Shaver Lake, CA 93664
(559) 841-3350
http://shaverlakechamber.com/
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Pine Flat Dam
One of our best kept secrets, Pine Flat Dam is located between The Giant Redwoods of Sequoia National Forest and Yosemite National Park. Pine Flat is only 35 miles east of Fresno, California.
Area: Sierra Nevada Mountains
Address: PO BOX 345
Piedra, CA 93649
(559) 787-2506
http://www.lakeridgecampground.com
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Wishon Reservoir
Wishon Reservoir and Courtright Reservoir are two popular trout fishing waters in California's Western Sierra Mountain range. Wishon Reservoir is conveniently located at an elevation of 6,600 feet above sea level. It is just a mile from Wishon and seven miles from Courtright.
Area: Sierra National Forest
Address: 66500 McKinley Grove Road
Shaver Lake, CA 93664
(559) 865-5361
https://www.wishonvillage.com/
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Eastman Lake
Codorniz Campground on Eastman Lake is a perfect launchpad for activities like canoeing, birding and hiking. Tucked in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the area attracts abundant wildlife like bobcats, golden eagles, mountain lions, hawks and wood ducks.
Area: Madera County
Address: 32175 Road 29
Raymond, CA 93653-0067
(559)689-3255
http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&&contractCode=nrso&parkCode=codo
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Huntington Lake
Huntington Lake is located just below the alpine level at 7,000 feet in the High Sierras. Located in central California it is a favorite destination from the central coast and many locations in the San Joaquin Valley.
Area: Sierra National Forest
Address: Sierra National Forest
Huntington Lake, CA 93634
(559) 553-3550
http://www.huntingtonlake.com/
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Hensley Lake
Less than an hour drive northeast of Fresno in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada enroute to Yosemite National Park. Lake activities include water skiing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.
Area: Sierra Nevada Mountains
Address: P.O. Box 85
Raymond, CA 93653
(559) 673-5151
http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=L268006
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Kellys Beach
The Kings River flows through the heart of the San Joaquin Valley's lush agricultural farmland. Winding past orchards and vineyards, the river finds its way to Kelly's Beach, where shade trees, green grass and a sandy shoreline create a family vacation paradise or a cool way to spend the day.
Area: Kings River
Address: 9200 Kings River Road at Manning Ave
Reedley, CA 93654
(559) 638-3522
http://www.kellysbeach.com
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Lindy's Landing
Lindy's Landing is a favorite of river goers from all over California. Located in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley, it provides many activities like boating, wake-boarding, swimming, fishing, and much more.
Area: Kings River
Address: 41920 Road 38
Reedley, CA 93654
(559) 897-2885
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lindys-Landing-Campground-and-RV-Park/231135917002875
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Riverland
Riverland offers a wide variety of amenities including a pool, jacuzzi, basketball, and volley ball courts, a private fishing lake, horseshoes, club house, laundry facility, paved walking paths, and much, more. They even have an on-site bar & grill, Bullfrogs!
Area: Kings River
Address: 38743 Hwy 99
Kingsburg, CA 93631
(559)897-5166
http://www.riverlandrvresort.com/
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Royal Oaks
Royal Oaks sits alongside the picturesque Kings River and is enveloped by the lush trees, flora and fauna of this amazing spot in Kingsburg, CA. We are the closest Big-Rig Friendly resort to the Sequoia's and Yosemite National Parks. If you have not visited our resort we welcome you to stay at one of the finest RV Resorts in all of California.
Area: Kings River
Address: 39700 Road 28
Kingsburg, CA 93631-9610
(559) 897-0351
http://www.clubroyaloak.com
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Mariah Wilderness Expeditions
Originating high in the mountains of central California near Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park, the Kings River boasts the largest watershed of any river in the Sierra Nevada range. Un-dammed and un-spoiled, the Kings river truly is one of the most scenic rivers in the West, and provides for an excellent whitewater rafting trip experience.
Area: Kings River
Address: P.O. Box 1160
Lotus, CA 95651
(800) 462-7424
http://www.mariahrafting.com/california-rafting-destinations/kings-river-rafting.html
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: No

Lost Lake
Fishing, hiking, picnicking, bird watching and nature study activities combine to make Lost Lake Park one of the most popular areas in the parks system. A 42-site campground is available. In the day-use area there are picnic facilities, including group areas and a beach volleyball complex.
Area: San Joaquin River
Address: Lost Lake Rd
Friant, CA 93626
(559) 621-2900
http://www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/ParksandRecreation/ParksandFacilities/default.h
Camping: Yes | Fishing: Yes | Day Use: Yes

Tower District
The Tower District is Fresno's dining, arts and entertainment district. The Tower's character is set by a wide variety of businesses. Restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, performing arts venues, theaters, galleries, bakeries, delis, plus a unique blend of specialty retail establishments are all within walking distance of each other, and most are locally owned and operated.
Area: Fresno
Address: North Van Ness Ave & E. Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728

http://www.towerdistrict.org/
Camping: No | Fishing: No | Day Use: Yes

Fulton Mall
Fulton Mall is the outstanding example of a 20th century urban landscape, With its almost unique assemblage of Beaux Arts classical office buildings, the impressive 1925 downtown skyline of Fresno could probably not have been duplicated beyond California... A city's historic architecture.
Area: Fresno
Address: 1221 Fulton Mall
Fresno, CA 93721

http://www.gofresnocounty.com/Fulton%20Mall/FultonIndex.htm
Camping: No | Fishing: No | Day Use: Yes

Riverpark
Riverpark is Fresno's newest addition to the outdoor shopping experience. Great food and shops, along with movies, a farmer's market, and free live music during the week, Riverpark provides an excellent place to shop or just walk around and enjoy yourself.
Area: Fresno
Address: southeast corner of Blackstone and Nees Avenues
Fresno, CA 93720

http://www.shopriverpark.com
Camping: No | Fishing: No | Day Use: Yes

Clovis
Clovis is a great little country-western style town. It's almost like going back in time when you visit Old Town Clovis. And there's lots of fun to be had in Clovis. Everything from their annual pro rodeo to Clovis Big Hat Days, there is bound to be fun for everyone.
Area: Clovis
Address:
Clovis, CA 93611

http://oldtownclovis.org/
Camping: yes | Fishing: yes | Day Use: yes

Granite Park
Fresno's Granite Park is a great place to eat, drink, dance, and just have a great time. There's even a baseball diamond, batting range, and indoor rock climbing gym.
Area: Fresno
Address: Cedar and Dakota
Fresno, CA 93726

https://www.facebook.com/yosemitefallscafe
Camping: no | Fishing: no | Day Use: yes


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