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Parks and nature in Madera County

Top parks

National Park
“One of the 7 wonders of the world. A must see in the summer! You can ride in the shuttle down or get there before 7 am to drive in. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Campground
“The whole family can enjoy swimming also waterskiing and boat rentals are available along with jet skiing. The best resturants on the lake also sloping for gifts.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Trail
“This is a beautiful hike, year round. In the winter, there are icicles hanging from the water falls. In the summer, it has pools of cool water to enjoy while enjoying a sack lunch.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park recaptures the flavor of 19th Century life in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The museum complex is built around two restored and furnished homes dating to the 1870s. Both have been designated by the State of California as Points of Historical Interest.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lake
“For a day out at the lake, especially during the hot summers here in Clovis/Fresno, plan to take a day trip to our closest and largest fresh water reservoir at the base of the Sierras. Only about a 20 minute drive from our residence, this lake provides the opportunity to day camp, hiking trails, fishing opportunities as well as a public swim beach just inside the marina entrance. A small one day pass is required for entrance fees. If you have a boat, this is the perfect lake that provides a wonderful experience for every water enthusiast. Great lake for recreational boating, house boating, fishing and swimming. If you enjoy water skiing or wake boarding, this is the perfect lake to spend the day. Access to this location from our residence is directly north of our location, off of Friant Road. Take Willow Avenue north until it intersects Friant Road and then proceed north on Friant Road for approximately 4 miles until you get to Millerton Lake. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
National Park
“If you're feeling like an adventurous day trip, it is possible to do one day trip to the Yosemite National Parks!! Each one way is about 4hrs non-stop. Otherwise you can camp here or choose one of the glamping options that the park has to offer. Each vehicle is charged $35 for one entry or $85 for all national park visit. If you do go here, make sure your first stop is the visitor's office, the rangers here are well versed in all the hikes here and can best cater your experience to your needs. On top of that, they're the most well-informed people you'd find here regarding park and road conditions. Yosemite is well known for the: - Half Dome - Hetchy Hetchy reservoir - Tuolumme Meadows”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Moderate hike with waterfall and beautiful scenery. Great for kids and dogs”
  • 12 locals recommend
Trail
“Moderate hike with a river, natural pools and lots of amazing views. Bring good hiking shoes as the rocks tend to be slippery”
  • 8 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Close park with playground for kids. A quiet, relatively small neighborhood park only a few residential blocks from the Fresno Sugar Pine Bike Trail, which makes it a pleasant stopping place on a family bike ride. It’s a pleasant park to have a quiet picnic at; with a long winding path and picnic tables.”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“This is a beautiful hike, year round. In the winter, there are icicles hanging from the water falls. In the summer, it has pools of cool water to enjoy while enjoying a sack lunch.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Trail
“Moderate hike with a river, natural pools and lots of amazing views. Bring good hiking shoes as the rocks tend to be slippery”
  • 8 locals recommend
Trail
“Rainbow Falls, Devils Postpile, Thousand Island Lake, and a million other beautiful sights”
  • 7 locals recommend
Trail
“Hike 2.2 miles/3.5 km round trip: Heart-starting views over the very sheer edge of the south rim of Yosemite Valley, with only the most basic of guardrails to hold you up. After you've driven to Yosemite Valley and gotten out of your car to look at El Capitan just because it's too tall to see the top of through your windshield, hike to Taft Point so you can look down on it instead.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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