5 things to do near Fresno CA - Summer 2020
5 Breathtaking Places You Need To See This Summer
5 things to do near Fresno CA - Summer 2020 Guide.
One of the biggest benefits of living in Fresno is its close proximity to an abundance of natural beauty. Centrally located, Fresno is just a short drive away from some of the most awe-inspiring views nature has to offer.
Whether you’re into fishing, sailing, hiking, or maybe just wanna lazily float down a river, Fresno County has got you covered. Check out these fun outdoor/recreational sites the whole family will enjoy!
Located 65 miles northeast of Fresno on HWY 168 this local favorite getaway spot offers something for everyone- camping, fishing, sailing, four-wheeling, horse-pack trips, and of course plenty of restaurants and shopping! Call (559) 841-3350 for more info.
Don’t let the name fool you, Lost Lake is super easy to find. Located just 19 miles north of Fresno, below Friant Dam you will find this beautiful 70-acre nature-study area and lake. The day-use area has plenty of picnic facilities, playgrounds, a softball field, and even a cool beach volleyball facility. Call for campgrounds and group reservations (559) 600-3004.
Expansive and extreme, the Kings River runs through Kings County National park and the Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. Nationally recognized as one of the top fly-fishing spots in the country, the Kings River also boasts exciting white water river rafting waterways. Looking for something a little more relaxing? Enjoy the beautiful sights as you float down the river on a tube or raft- a local favorite pastime! Call (559) 855-5355 for more info.
20 miles northeast of Fresno on Friant Road you will find Millerton Lake State Recreation Area- an ideal spot for water sports enthusiasts. Millerton Lake’s stunning beach area is perfect for swimming, sailing, boating, windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. This site also offers guided tours, hiking trails, and horseback riding among many other awesome activities for the whole family. Call Reserve America (800) 444-7275 for campground reservations.
San Joaquin River
Words cannot express the beauty, rich diversity, and ecological importance of the San Joaquin River. Home to the Rank Island Ecological Reserve, the San Joaquin River is an educational experience as well as a fun recreational getaway. Start by visiting Camp Pashayan, located at Herndon & HWY 99, where you can explore the river by canoe on a guided tour. Or, enroll your kids at the Parkway’s River Camp where they can experience the local flora and fauna first hand while you enjoy one of the many beautiful hiking trails. Call (559) 248-8480 for more info.
Check out gofresnocounty.com for more information. Have a fun and safe summer!