Parks

Recreation and Wildlife Commission Meeting: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 3:00PM

Beginning January 1, 2024 applications(PDF, 83KB) for Off Highway and Fish and Game Propagation Funds will be accepted for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Applications can be submitted via e-mail to parks@fresnocountyca.gov or mailed to Parks at 2220 Tulare St 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721. Applications must be submitted by February 29, 2024.

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).

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!

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

 County Parks Rules

Avocado Lake Park

Open

 

Choinumni Park

Open

     Lost Lake Recreation Area

Open

   Veteran's Liberty Cemetery

&

County Cemetery/Potter's Field

 

 

Kearney Park

Open

Winton Park

Open

Skaggs Bridge Park

Closed

Laton-Kingston Park

Closed

Courthouse Park

 

Kings River Green Belt Park

Open

China Creek Park

Open

Thorburn Access Park

Open

Three Rocks Fishing Access

 

Pine Flat Handicap Fishing Access

 

Los Gatos Creek Park

Closed

Shaver Lake Launch Ramp

 

 

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 above. 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 above 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
parks@fresnocountyca.gov  

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