Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

Located in the heart of California, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is 20 miles northeast of Fresno and Clovis via Highway 145 and Highway 41. The 47 miles of shoreline attract families looking for outdoor fun. For years, Northern Foothill Yokuts lived in the woodlands region. Today, Millerton Lake offers interpretive programs and recreational activities. Some of the wildlife that can be seen here includes cottontails, bobcats, coyotes and mountain lions.

Throughout the four seasons, the weather can be unpredictable, so wearing layered clothes is recommended.

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Weather
Spring 41-83 F
Summer 55-100 F
Fall 41-91 F
Winter 36-61 F
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Nearby Cities
Fresno, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park

There are plenty of camping sites available in and around Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, both for RVs and tents. If tent camping isn't your thing, perhaps the warmth of an RV would be more your style. Don't have an RV? An RV rental from RVshare.com is a great way to experience the RV lifestyle and enjoy a comfortable visit to Millerton Lake. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance and an outstanding team devoted to helping you.

Millerton Lake State Recreation Area has 148 sites at the North Shore Campground, which accommodates RVs up to 36 feet long. Only 27 of the sites offer electrical hookups, but all sites have a table and fire ring. The campsites are near drinking water, hot showers, restrooms and popular activities. This campground fills up rather quickly, so here are some other options nearby. 

Blackstone North RV Park

Located within 21 miles of Millerton Lake is Blackstone North RV Park. There are both paved and gravel sites that accommodate 65-foot-long RVs. The daily rate is $43-$50 with weekly rates of $209-$234 and monthly rates of $699. The owners offer a 10% discount for senior citizens.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Cable TV, laundry facility, security patrol service

Yosemite RV Resort

Located within 25 miles of Millerton Lake is Yosemite RV Resort. Both pull-through and back-in sites accommodate all RV class sizes. The park offers a luxurious swimming pool, a fireside table, food and an on-call concierge. Call for the nightly rate and extended-stay rate.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Laundry facility, swimming pools, hot showers, fire ring, picnic table

SKP Park of the Sierras

Located within 22 miles of Millerton Lake is SKP Park of the Sierras. The RV sites can accommodate up to 40-foot-long rigs. The park has a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse that offers a billiard room, a library, a craft room and exercise equipment. The daily rate is $21 with a weekly rate of $112, and the monthly rate is $420.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Laundry facility, cable TV, dump station

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What to Do at
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park

Inside Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park

With over 40 miles of shoreline for recreational water sports, this state recreation area offers boating, swimming and fishing. The hillside that surrounds the lake ranges from low-intensity hiking areas to challenging mountain bike trails. The lake is great for bald and golden eagle as well as other wildlife viewings; some mammals you may see are ground squirrels, badgers and mule deer. The staff also offers interpretive programs to help educate visitors about the geography, history and natural resources in the area.

Outside Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park

The area just outside Millerton Lake State Recreation Area offers a variety of attractions, restaurants and shops. Many of these establishments are within a 35-mile radius of the lake. 

Restaurants

Pizza Factory

The well-known Pizza Factory is just 6 miles from Millerton Lake. The restaurant has been in business for well over 30 years to serve the community with high-quality pizza. Along with traditional pizza, the chefs serve Italian pasta dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads.

Type: Pizza

Five Restaurant

Located within 16 miles of Millerton Lake is the famous Five Restaurant. The restaurant provides a superb blend of modern Californian and Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers private dining, a relaxing wine room, outdoor dining and a full bar. 

Type: Californian and Italian cuisine

Starving Artists Bistro

Starving Artists Bistro is also located within 16 miles of Millerton Lake. The Bistro was created to give Fresno's musicians, artists and performers a stage and audience. The menu has American dishes from a juicy burger to a tender short rib in addition to a full selection of wine and other non-alcoholic beverages.

Type: American

Location: Fresno, CA

Blue Heron Restaurant

Just 21 miles from Millerton Lake is Blue Heron Restaurant. The restaurant has been in business since 2001 under the leadership of Chef David Pol, who has 40 years of industry experience. The chef prepares classic American regional and international cuisine. The restaurant accommodates small and large group banquets, including weddings and corporate events. 

Type: American

Mountain Feast Buffet

Mountain Feast Buffet, located within 11 miles of Millerton Lake at Table Mountain Casino, features several American comfort foods, seafood and Asian dishes. The chefs change the variety of food served seasonally with a special weekend buffet.

Type: American, Seafood, and Asian

Shopping

RiverView Shopping Center

Located within 16 miles of Millerton Lake is RiverView Shopping Center. You'll find a natural food market where you can get extra camping supplies. There are a variety of clothing shops, restaurants, a bicycle shop and much more. On occasion, there is live music placed outside for visitors' entertainment.

Villaggio Shopping Center

Villaggio Shopping Center is just 18 miles from Millerton Lake. Explore a long list of shops, restaurants and a game room. One big perk about this shopping center is the wine tasting bar inside the beverage center. 

Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center

Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center offers many shops, restaurants and services. Health and medical providers are also available here through Sutter Health. This shopping center is conveniently located within 17 miles of Millerton Lake.

Sunset Square Shopping Center

Just 23 miles from Millerton Lake, Sunset Square Shopping Center provides a large selection of shops, restaurants, treats, services and more. One great thing about this shopping center is that some of the shops offer gluten-free specialty foods. 

Sightseeing

Shinzen Friendship Garden

Located within 18 miles of Millerton Lake is the Shinzen Friendship Garden. In this garden, you can experience the burst of plum blossoms, coolness of the water features, maple branch silhouettes and the glowing foliage of the Chinese pistachio and ginkgo trees during certain times of the year. 

Forestiere Underground Gardens

Just 27 miles from Millerton Lake is Forestiere Underground Gardens. Here, you can see hand-built underground rooms, courtyards and passageways. There are unique fruit-producing trees, shrubs and vines growing underground. You also can explore different ancient Roman architecture. 

Kearney Mansion Museum

Kearney Mansion Museum offers guided tours that showcase San Joaquin Valley's agricultural beginnings and the California agricultural pioneer M. Theo Kearney. During October, the staff provides education on the Civil War times and has battle reenactments. This museum is located within 35 miles of Millerton Lake.

Table Mountain Casino

Located within 11 miles of Millerton Lake is Table Mountain Casino. The casino features 10 poker tables, 2,000 slot machines, a 700-seat bingo hall and 40 table games. Join the casino for the daily, weekly and monthly promotions and a chance to win some extra cash.

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How to Get to
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park

From Fresno, California, head southeast on North Street toward Tulare Street, turn left and follow for about a mile, then merge onto California Highway 41 North. Follow for about 19 miles, turn right onto California Highway 145 North and travel approximately 2 miles. You will begin seeing signs for Millerton Lake State Recreation Area. 

Entering Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park

Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Per vehicle of 1-4 adults : $10

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