Laton-Kingston Park

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Laton Kingston Park

 


Laton-Kingston Park is a 102 acre day use park with 22 acres developed in trees and turf. Swimming in the lower Kings River is a popular attraction along with the beach area.

The park has two picnic shelters, picnic areas, BBQs, tables, playground and restrooms. There is no drinking water available.

Park Hours

Open Easter Sunday- September 30th from 7 AM to 10 PM
Closed Oct. 1 to the day before Easter

Vehicle Entrance Fees

Entrance fees at all developed Parks is $5 per vehicle.

Annual passes are available for $40 per year and can be purchased at Fresno County Resources Division: 2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721. Telephone (559) 600-3004

Rules, Regulations and Permits

Information on bounce houses, alcohol, pets.

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Location

Directions:
Laton-Kingston Park is 25 miles southeast of Fresno on Gonser Road west of Laton along the Kings River. From downtown Fresno drive south on Highway 99 for 9.5 miles to the Fowler exit. Drive south on Fowler 14.4 miles through Laton. The park is on the right at the Kings River.

Address:
20055 S. Fowler Ave.,
Laton, CA 93242

History

Laton-Kingston Park is located on the Kings River less than half-mile from the original site of the town of Kingston in then Fresno County. A toll bridge once allowed goods and people to cross the Kings River to connect Visalia and Stockton via Fresno. The infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez robbed the entire village in 1873. After the raid and the construction of the railroad bridge by Southern Pacific near Kingsburg, the town declined and was abandoned. Today, the town site of Kingston lies in Kings County and is marked by four palm trees. The town of Laton was established when the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad constructed a railroad bridge nearby. Laton-Kingston Park was purchased in 1969.

Mailing Address:

County of Fresno
Resources Division
2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 600-3004
FAX: (559) 600-4552
parks@fresnocountyca.gov