Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, Friant

#379 of 505 in Wildlife in California
-Millerton Lake SRA-

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.
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  • Despite ReserveCalifornia saying nearly all the hookup sites were reserved, we arrived to find only four campers actually there! We scored the primo site facing the lake. The camp host is a delightful...  more »
  • It is beautiful this time of year. Plus there is minimal traffic and no traffic. Zero distractions!! Kinda a surprise if you're not expecting a place that's so gorgeous in the middle of no where.  more »
  • California sucks at providing information on their recreation areas. There was no information on fees, hours, or restrictions on the official We arrived at the park, only to find that there are 2 separate entrances. The information booth wasn't manned, so we turned around and went to the other entrance. Its booth was also unmanned, but had an exact change only self-pay station and I luckily had $10 on me. There weren't any maps and the posted restrictions didn't say anything about dogs, but a sign at the head of the trail said they were prohibited because they scare wildlife...eventhough dogs are running around the picnic area off leash.
  • An awesome experience. Beautiful bald 🦅. I highly suggested this beauty.

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