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18 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Madera County

Madera County

Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.

Bass Lake
Bass LakeBass Lake, CA, USA

Bass Lake is one of California's premier boating, swimming and sailing lakes. It is nearly five miles long and is surrounded by beautiful pine trees. Boat launching facilities, mooring and rentals are available at several Bass Lake marinas.Most of the land around the lake is part of the Sierra National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service designated the lake an official Recreation Area and has developed campgrounds and picnic areas on the south shore of the lake.

Buena Vista Lake
Buena Vista LakeBuena Vista Lake, California, USA

Buena Vista is a man-made site located approximately 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield. It was the second largest of several similar lakes in the Tulare Lake basin, and was fed by the waters of the Kern River. A good camping location and also there are so many interesting locations to see and do.

Eastman Lake
Eastman LakeEastman Lake, Raymond, CA 93653, USA

A beautiful artificial lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Madera County, California. The 1,780-acre lake is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and serves as flood control, irrigation, and recreation. Waterskiing, fishing, and swimming are favorite activities at the lake. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also attracts many tourists.

Garnet Lake
Garnet LakeGarnet Lake, California, USA

A beautiful lake in Madera, which is surrounded by mountains and also there are so many things to do. It is a good fishing spot and also you can swim and there is also so any leisure activities possible.

Hensley Lake
Hensley LakeHensley Lake, Raymond, CA 93653, USA

A beautiful lake surrounded by the oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The 1,500 acre lake was created by the construction of Hidden Dam on the Fresno River. The dam is 163 feet high, 5,730 feet long and has a capacity of 90,000 acre feet of water. It is one of the iconic location for a picnic and also there are so many other recreational activities possible.

Hidden Dam
Hidden DamHidden Dam, Raymond, CA 93653, USA

Hidden Dam is an earthen dam on the Fresno River in Madera County, California. It creates a reservoir known as Hensley Lake.It was built in 1975 .The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cespk. It is also known as Hensley Lake. The reservoir it creates, Hensley Lake, has a water surface of two and a half square miles, over twenty miles of shoreline, and has a maximum storage capacity of 90,000 acre-feet.

Hoover Lakes
Hoover LakesHoover Lakes, California, USA

Hoover Lakes is a lake inside of Yosemite National Park. it is one of the iconic attraction inside the wilderness and is a beautiful spot for a trek.

Iron Lakes
Iron LakesIron Lakes, California 93604, USA

Iron Lakes is a lake in Madera County and has an elevation of 8238 feet. It is one of the iconic location where you cans pend some beautiful time by fishing and so many other leisure activities.

Joe Crane Lake
Joe Crane LakeJoe Crane Lake, California, USA

Joe Crane Lake is a lake inside of Ansel Adams Wilderness. It is one of the beautiful lakes in the forest and is famous for fishing and also trekiing is possible here.

Lillian Lake
Lillian LakeLillian Lake, California, USA

A beautiful lake which is situated in the middle of forest and mountains and is famous for fishing and also for swimming. you can have a good trek for reaching here and also there are so many other leisure opportunities too.

Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
Millerton Lake State Recreation AreaCA-145, Friant, CA 93626, USA

Millerton Lake is located in the southern portion of California's Central Valley in Fresno and Madera counties. The lake lies in the upper San Joaquin River Watershed. Its main purposes are reclamation, flood control, irrigation, and recreation.Secondary uses include flood control and recreation, including swimming, fishing, water skiing and camping.

Minaret Lake
Minaret LakeMinaret Lake, California, USA

Minaret Lake is a lake in the Ritter Range, a subrange of the Sierra Nevada, in California. It is located in extreme northeastern Madera County, within the Ansel Adams Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and there are also so many things to see and do here.

Nydiver Lakes
Nydiver LakesNydiver Lakes, California, USA

This set of 3 small lakes, and some nearby tarns, lies above and just to the north of Ediza. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and aod .There is a small hike also to reach this lake.

Star Lakes
Star LakesStar Lakes, California 93604, USA

The Star Lakes is located in Madera County, California, United States. It is one of the beautiful trekking destination and also fishing and swimming is possible here.

Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island LakeThousand Island Lake, California, USA

Thousand Island Lake is a large alpine lake in the Sierra Nevada, within the Ansel Adams Wilderness in eastern Madera County, California. It is the source of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, which flows southeast, and then west, into the San Joaquin Valley. The lake is a glacial tarn, formed in the bottom of a cirque when a glacier retreated.

Upper Merced Pass Lake
Upper Merced Pass LakeUpper Merced Pass Lake, California, USA

A beautiful picturesque lake located in the hear of Madera county. It is one of the main fishing and swimming spot in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

Washburn Lake
Washburn LakeWashburn Lake, California, USA

Washburn Lake is a 85 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 27 feet. Fish include Panfish and Largemouth Bass. It has a vast collection of aquatic plants and also famous for its fish community.

Map of Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Madera County