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About the Campground

.The Chowchilla Recreation Area is located at Eastman Lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills about an hour drive north of Fresno, CA. Tall grasses and scattered oak trees cover the rolling hills surrounding the lake. Wildlife is abundant. Local residents include bobcats, golden eagles, hawks, wood ducks, deer, snakes, and bald eagles. Eastman is a designated trophy bass fishery and you may also enjoy catching crappie, trout or catfish. The visitor center is a good stop to discover the natural and cultural history of the area. A group picnic shelter is available for reservation. A playground, horseshoe pits, and restrooms are nearby. Nearly 8 miles of trails are available for hikers, mountain bikers, or horseback riders.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pit Restroom
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Gasoline
  • Store - Convenience


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. The park is open year round . The group picnic shelter is available for $25/day. The shelter will accommodate up to 100 people. Nearby parking is available. For more information, please call (559) 689-3255. Members of the group renting this shelter are NOT subject to the regular $4.00 day use fee. Please call Eastman Lake directly at (559) 689-3255 to arrange for free passes for each vehicle that is a part of your group.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 17 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Chowchilla Recreation Area Day Use
Campground Phone: 559-689-3255
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Fresno, CA

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Chowchilla Recreation Area Day Use is a campground located in Fresno, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -119.9831 latitude, and -119.9831 longitude into your GPS device.

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