General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-4078
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-4548
  • Address:
    Mailing: 2220 Tulare Street, 6th floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Permits & Zoning::
    (559) 600-4540 Annex Upper Level at "M" and Tulare
  • Surveyor:
    (559) 600-4022
  • New Permits & Zoning Fax:
    (559) 455-4700
  • Email Department

Public Works and Planning
Lost Lake
              Fresno County Parks

         Lost Lake Recreation Area

 Lost Lake Recreation Area is now open, 

 Lost Lake Campground will be opening September 14, 2017  

On the San Joaquin River, two  miles below Friant Dam and the town of Friant, Lost Lake is 24 miles northeast of Fresno. The primitive nature study area and 38 acre lake make Lost Lake one of the most popular County parks.

Day use and campground facility providing 42 overnight campsites, a group picnic reservation area, softball field, volleyball courts, hiking trail, nature study area, playgrounds, restrooms and picnic shelters. Dump station in campground. 

The County is working on an application to the San Joaquin River Conservancy requesting additional funds to complete the environment documents in order to adopt the Lost Lake Master Plan.

If you would like to volunteer at Lost Lake Park you can contact the Friends of Lost Lake Park.

 Park Hours 
Winter Hours: October 1 - March 31 from 7 AM to 7 PM 
Summer Hours: April 1 - September 30 from 7 AM to 10 PM

(Note:  When Campground is open, All campers must check-in prior to close of park) 

Entrance Fees
All vehicles must pay an entrance fee, even if the party has a camping reservation: 
The Entrance fee at all developed Parks is $5 per vehicle

Annual passes are available for $40 per year and can be purchased at Ace Parking, 2125 Kern Street #100, Fresno, CA 93721.  Telephone (559) 264-6422

 Reservations and Rates
To reserve a group picnic area download the Reservation Application Packet or call Parks at (559) 600-3004.

To make group campsite reservation please call. No reservations are needed for single campsites. All single campsites are first come, first serve:

NEW Rates Effective 5/18/2015
$25 per night per single campsite
$9 per night for seniors (age 62 and over, ID required)
$11 per night for Disabled Veterans (valid ID, adjudication letter, Dept. of Defense Form 214 required)
(Note:  All campers must check-in prior to close of park)

Rules, Regulations and Permits 
Information on bounce houses, alcohol and pets.
More information...


 Camp Fire

Campfire Permits Required



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Located 19 miles north of Fresno below Friant Dam. North on Highway 41 to the Friant Road exit. Proceed east on Friant Road past Woodward Park, for approximately 12 miles to Lost Lake. The entrance to the Park is on the left before the town of Friant. Once inside the Park, picnic areas are to the left and the campground is to the right. 
16385 N. Friant Road.
Friant, CA 93626

Lost Lake Recreations Area was established in 1959 with an agreement with the State Wildlife Conservation Board. In 1959 additional acres were purchased bringing the the total acreage of this popular San Joaquin River park to 266 acres.


Mailing Address:
County of Fresno
Resources/Parks Division
2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 600-3004 FAX: (559) 600-4552

 Day Use / Camping*

Avocado Lake

Choinumni Park*

Courthouse Park

Kearney Park

Laton-Kingston Park

Los Gatos Creek Park

Lost Lake Recreation Area*

Pine Flat Recreation Area - CLOSED 

Skaggs Bridge Park

Winton Park

 Fishing Access

Fairfax Fishing Access

Huron Fishing Access

Pine Flat Handicap Fishing Access

Three Rocks Fishing Access

 Undeveloped Parks 

 China Creek Park

Kings River Green Belt Park

Thornburn Access Park

 Other County Areas

County Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery

Shaver Lake Launch Ramp