Trimmer Campground

Pine Flat Lake


Pine Flat Lake


Trimmer Campground, Pine Flat Lake, CA

Trimmer Campground

Pine Flat Lake
Attractions and Activities

Pine Flat Lake visitors enjoy a pretty mountain setting, a sparkling lake, and great recreation opportunities. Campers at Trimmer Campground look out on the lake from their campsites.

Pine Flat Lake rests among beautiful oak covered hills, attracting boaters, campers, hikers, and anglers.

  • Explore the 20-mile-long lake by boat.
  • Find convenient boat ramps and a marina. Have fun fishing, water skiing, and sailing.
  • Try out nearby places for hiking and mountain biking.
  • Fishing is good for bass, rainbow trout, chinook and kokanee salmon, catfish, bluegill, and crappie.
  • Attend weekly summer interpretive programs at Island Park Amphitheater.
  • School groups can arrange a reservation for tours of the dam.
  • Whitewater rafting is available upstream on the Kings River.


Key Trimmer Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours extend from 10 PM to 6 AM. No radios or generators may be operated during quiet hours.
  2. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
  3. Campfires are permitted in appropriate fire-rings and other containment depending on wind and weather conditions that may change anytime.

Nearby Campgrounds

Pine Flat Lake


Millerton Lake


Eastman Lake


Shaver Lake


Trimmer Campground

Trimmer Campground is on the shore of Pine Flat Lake, 35 miles east of Fresno in the Sierra foothills. The lake is operated by the Army Corps of Engineer. 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 Campground 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.

Trimmer Campground Basics
Trimmer Campground Location: East Trimmer Springs Rd., on the lake's northeast shore, 6½ miles east of Island Park Campground
Elevation: 1000 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Fresno - 41 miles
Number of Sites: 10
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles per campsite, $4 per night for additional vehicles.
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (559) 787-2589

Reservations at Trimmer Campground
Reservations available year-round
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 3 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Fees: $20 per night
Reservations: Trimmer Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Trimmer Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes, free
Dump station: No
Attractions near Trimmer Campground: A launch ramp is next to the campground. Enjoy Pine Flat Lake for boating, fishing, and waterskiing. Stroll along the Blue Oak Interpretive Nature Trail at Island Park. Visit the Pine Flat Lake Marina for boat rentals. Explore nearby hiking trails.

Pine Flat Lake Marina, Pine Flat Lake, CA

Pine Flat Lake Marina

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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