**Several County of Fresno Parks Closed Due to Storm Conditions**

*UPDATE*FRESNO, CA, Friday, May 26, 2023 - In response to the Fresno County Sheriff's Department's closure of the Kings and San Joaquin Rivers to recreational users, the following Parks are closed: Avocado Lake Park, Choinumni Park (day use and campgrounds), Lost Lake Park (day use and campgrounds), Winton Park, Laton-Kingston Park, Skaggs Bridge Park, Kings River Green Belt Park, and China Creek Park. Full closure is currently in effect until further notice. There is no reopening date established at this time. Anyone accessing the rivers through these parks are considered to be in violation of Penal Code 409.5(c), unauthorized entry to an area closed for emergency purposes, which comes with a minimum fine of $225.00. Water levels are being monitored on a daily basis and the decision to reopen will be made once the dangerous conditions improve.

For additional information please email or call (559) 600-3004.

Welcome to Fresno County Parks 

Fresno County has a variety of regional parks and landscaped areas. Regional recreational facilities include 12 parks, two 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, 418KB)(PDF).

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

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 Fresno County Resources Division: 2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721. Telephone (559) 600-3004. Passes are not valid during major special events, however, they can be used on holidays.

Reservations and Rates

No reservations are required for single campsites. For information about a specific park, click the park name on the left. For group picnic areas call (559) 600-3004.

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 and pets.

More information...

Campfire Permits Required

Camp Hosts, Park Hosts, Sponsors, and Volunteers

The County of Fresno Parks is looking for retired couples or individuals who enjoy the outdoors and meeting people. 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, Kearney Park, Laton-Kingston Park, Skaggs Bridge Park and Winton Park for Park Hosts. Individuals may also sign up to be a sponsor or volunteer. Please email or call the Parks Division at (559) 600-3004 for an application or more information. 

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

Contact Information:

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

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