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Welcome to Fresno County Parks 

Fresno County has a variety of regional parks and landscaped areas. Regional recreational facilities include 13 parks, four fishing access areas and a boat-launch/parking facility at Shaver Lake.

These areas are used for picnicking, fishing, hiking, jogging, bird watching, nature study, non-organized sports, barbecues, softball, soccer, volleyball, overnight camping, passive recreation and more. Download the map of all Fresno County Parks (PDF).

Additional facilities include scenic drives, County Service Areas, Liberty Veterans Cemetery and the County Cemetery.

Grand Re-opening of The Campground at Lost Lake Recreation Area 

A $1.4 million grant was provided by the Wildlife Conservation Board utilizing Prop 40 funds via recommendations from the San Joaquin River Conservancy. The Campground at Lost Lake Recreation Area was re-opened on September 14, 2017. 

Park Hours

Summer Hours: April 1st - September 30th from 7 AM to 10 PM
Winter Hours: October 1st - March 31st from 7 AM to 7 PM (Note: Campers must check in prior to 7:00 PM closure at Lost Lake Recreation Area)
Seasonal Closures: Laton-Kingston Park and Skaggs Bridge Park are closed from October 1st until the day before Easter.

Vehicle 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

No reservations are required for single campsites. For information about a specific park, click the park name on the right. Download a Reservation Packet (Updated Rates Effective 5/18/2015) for group picnic areas.

Please call Parks at (559) 600-3004 to make group campsite reservations or for more information. All single campsites are assigned on a first come, first served basis:

Overnight Camping Rates (Effective 5/18/2015)

  • $25 per night per single campsite (second car is $5)
  • $200 per night per group campsite with a 10 vehicle maximum
  • $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 DD-214 required)

Note: Lost Lake Recreation Area has automatic gates that close. All campers must check in prior to the closure of the park.

Credit Card Payments

Fresno County Parks accepts all major credit cards for payments of reservations.

Convenience fee = 2.29% or $1.00, whichever is greater

Rules, Regulations and Permits

Information on bounce houses, alcohol, pets and more.
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Fish and Game Propagation and Off-Highway Vehicle Applications: 

Sponsors and Volunteers
Show your support for the Fresno County parks and sign up to be a sponsor or volunteer.

Camp Hosts and Park Hosts

The County of Fresno Parks is looking for retired couples or individuals who enjoy the outdoors and meetingpeople. The County operates two campgrounds on the Kings River and one campground on the San Joaquin River. In addition to the campgrounds, the County has opportunities at Avocado Lake Park, Winton Park and Laton-Kingston Park for Park Hosts. Please email or call the Parks Division at (559) 600-3004 for more information. 

Ernest Lawrence Estate Inheritance

Fresno County Parks received approximately $750,000 from the estate of Ernest Lawrence. On April 24, 2012 the Fresno County Board of Supervisors allocated approximately $263,000 for projects at Fresno County Parks. The remaining $491,000 may be allocated for projects within Fresno County Parks that are operated and maintained by the Parks Division.

The County of Fresno is accepting suggestions/proposals from the public for the use of remaining funds donated from the estate of Ernest Lawrence.

Contact Fresno County Parks
For detailed information on a particular park and its location please click the links on the right or call (559) 600-3004.

Contact Information:

County of Fresno
Resources/Parks Division
2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 600-3004
FAX (559) 600-4552
parks@co.fresno.ca.us

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