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Millerton Lake State Recreation Area and Friant Dam

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The 319-foot high Friant Dam was built in 1944 along the San Joaquin River which then formed Millerton Lake. The lake is a prime recreation spot for water activities such as swimming (life-guarded in summer), boating, or fishing for bass, trout, crappie and catfish. During the winter months, there is a boat tour to view nesting bald eagles. Many hiking, biking and horseback riding trails allow for exploration of live oak and blue oak forest and the river canyon. Learn about the history of the area with a tour of the old Millerton Courthouse at Mariner’s Point. The Courthouse was dismantled and reconstructed here in 1941 to protect it from rising floodwaters. Stay overnight with tent, RV and boat camping. An entrance fee is charged for vehicle day use.

5290 Millerton Road
Friant, CA


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