Thorburn Access Park

**Thorburn River Access Park Is Open**

Thorburn Access Park has 7.4 acres of undeveloped park land along the Kings River and is operated in partnership with the Kings River Conservancy.

County of Fresno wishes to remind residents and park patrons that swimming in the river is not recommended while water releases are occurring. The water flows are much higher and result in faster currents. Turn Around, Don't Drown!

Park Hours

Summer Hours: April 1st - September 30th, Friday to Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Winter Hours:
October 1st - March 31st, 7 AM to 7 PM

Rules, Regulations and Permits

Information on bounce houses and pets.
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Thorburn Access Park is located 17 miles east of Fresno on Highway 180 at the Kings River crossing. Drive east on Highway 180 (Ventura Street) from downtown Fresno for 17.2 miles. Turn Left on Rio Vista Avenue. The park is on the right side of Rio Vista Avenue near where Highway 180 and the Kings River intersect.


Thorburn Access Park was purchased with State of California grant funds provided to the County of Fresno through the Wildlife Conservation Board and the Department of Boating and Waterways.

Mailing Address:

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