-Millerton Lake SRA-For Millerton Lake State Recreation Area and beyond, use our Friant holiday planner to get the most from your Friant vacation.
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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I live right by the lake there’s a variety of activities. There’s hiking, mountain biking, boating, swimming, water sports, etc. On clear days you can see the outline of the mountains over the lake. more »
As state parks go, this must be one of the most fun. The facilities have improved so much over the decades, it can handle crowds of people and their toys (boats). The boat ramp on the south side can handle at least 8 boats at docks at a time. Even more if you don't need to use a dock. Camping is on the North side a full hook ups are available. Fun place to spend the day or week and enjoy boating, sail or power.
California sucks at providing information on their recreation areas. There was no information on fees, hours, or restrictions on the official CA.gov. 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.
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