Pine Flat Lake is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. The lake is located 35 miles east of Fresno in the Sierra foothills. With a mixture of oak and pine on the surrounding hills, Pine Flat has much more the feel of a mountain lake than nearby Millerton Lake. Visitors to Pine Flat Lake enjoy exploring its winding waterways by boat, waterskiing and fishing. The lake has several launch ramps and two marinas. A launch ramp is adjacent to the campground.
Trimmer Campground is perched on terraces overlooking the upper end of the lake. While the campground itself is not very scenic, the views of the lake when it is near capacity are beautiful. Trimmer has 10 campsites. Half are for RVs, trailers, or tents and the other half are for tents only. Free hot showers are an unusual bonus at Trimmer.
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.