Lost Lake Campground

San Joaquin River, Fresno County


Millerton Lake


Millerton Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Those staying at Lost Lake Campground ate only a short drive froim Millerton Lake. Millerton has been a popular fishing, boating, and camping destination since Friant Dam was built in 1944.

  • Explore forty-seven miles of shoreline.
  • Take advantage of one of the three boat ramps. Visit the marina. Set out on the water for fishing, water skiing, or sailing.
  • Enjoy hiking or cycling.
  • Watch for the large population of bald eagles that winter at Millerton Lake.
  • Visitors are on the lookout for wildlife such as deer, bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, foxes, and golden eagles.
  • Boat-in camping available.
  • Enjoy summer interpretive programs and Junior Rangers. Join a bald eagle canoe tour in winter.

Other Nearby Attractions


Key Lost Lake Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM. No radios or generators are allowed during quiet hours.
  2. Dogs must be leashed and attended. Must be confined to vehicle or tent at night.
  3. A maximum of 2 tents is permitted per campsite.

Lost Lake Campground

Lost Lake Park is spread along the San Joaquin River near Friant, 2 miles downstream from Millerton Lake. The recreation area is operated by Fresno County Parks. Thirty-eight-acre Lost Lake and the adjoining nature study area are popular destinations for many who enjoy the outdoors. The Day Use Area of the park offers a softball field, volleyball courts, a playground, and picnic shelters. Kayaking and canoeing on the river are also popular.

Lost Lake Campground was closed for renovations until mid-November 2016. The campground has 42 sites for RVs, trailers, and tents. About half of the campsites are located along the river. Lost Lake also has a group campsite for up to 80 people. Reservations must be made for the group site, while the single campsites are all first-come, first-served.

Lost Lake Campground Basics
Lost Lake Campground Location: Off North Friant Rd., 1 mile south of Friant
Elevation: 310 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Fresno - 19 miles
Number of Sites: 42
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles per campsite
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Fresno County Parks
Information: (559) 600-3004

Reservations at Lost Lake Campground
Reservations for the group campsite only. All others are first-come, first-served.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 36 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Fees: $25 per night per single campsite (seniors 62 and over $9, disabled vets $11)
$200 for group site
All vehicles must also pay $5 park entry fee
Group Site Reservations: Fresno County Parks (559) 600-3004
Check-in Time: Must check in prior to close of park (10 PM summer, 7 PM Oct.-March)

Lost Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Lost Lake Campground: Explore the nature study area, nearby hiking trails, and the San Joaquin River. Visit nearby Millerton Lake for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Try Millerton's hiking trails. Stop by at Buzzard's Roost Viewpoint. Head over to Winchell Cove Marina for boat rentals. Find Millerton's designated swim areas and tour historic Millerton Courthouse. Then drive up the road to Table Mountain Casino.

Millerton Lake launch ramp, CA

Millerton Lake Launch Ramp

General Camping Information for

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

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