Madera and Fresno Counties
Central California

Millerton Lake Boating

Millerton Lake Boating: Marinas, Launch Ramps, Boat Rentals

Nearby Boat Storage Facilities

  • Millerton Storage,
    17170 N Friant Rd., Friant
  • Central Valley Boat & RV Storage
    880 S Pine St, Madera
    (559) 674-7895

Bald Eagle Boat Tours

During winter (January through February) on weekends, the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area has special boat tours up the San Joaquin River channel to view the bald eagles.

Tours cost $20 per person and begin at 8:00 AM with a slide show at the Historic Fresno County Courthouse on the south side of the lake. Binoculars, lifejackets, and hot chocolate are provided.

The tour travels with a ranger and a biologist on the To'ghill, which is Chukchansi for Eagle. The tour lasts about three hours.
Reservations are required: (559) 822-2332


Nearby Lakes and Facilities

Lost Lake

  • Downstream from Millerton Lake
  • 38 acres with surrounding recreation area
  • Primitive Nature Study Area
  • Fishing, Hiking, Picknicking, Bird Warching
  • Campground
  • Fresno Parks

Hensley Lake

  • 17 miles northeast of Madera
  • 1,500 acre lake
  • Camping, Fishing
  • Swimming, Boating, Water Skiing
  • Launch Ramps
  • Day Use Fee $4
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Hensley Lake


Millerton Lake Boating in a Nutshell

  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing, Personal Watercraft
  • Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers
  • Sailing - very popular at Millerton Lake. Regattas are held there every summer.
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Row Boats, Rafts

Millerton Lake Marina is the only marina at the lake. It operates by a concessionaire for California State Parks. Only compliant 2-stroke motors are allowed on Millerton Lake. For more information about the state recreation area, see Millerton Lake State Recreation Area

Millerton Lake Sate Recreation Area Fees

Vehicle Entrance Fee: $10   ($12 on holiday weekends)
Power Boat Launch Fee: $7

Millerton Lake Marina

Photo of Winchell Cove Marina sign

19305 Winchell Cove, Friant, CA - on the southeast end of the lake, off Millerton Road
(559) 822-2264  
Website: Millerton Lake Marina


  • No boat launching at the marina
  • Facilities:   Snack Bar, Bait and Tackle, Marine Supplies, Fuel Dock, Dock Carts
  • Slips:  
    • Transient Daily Slip Rate - $20
    • 330 wet slips for boats up to 32' - monthly fees $114 to $311, annual fees $839 to $2273
    • 55 Dry Storage Spaces: Boat and Trailer - $65 per month, trailer only - $45

Photo of launch ramp at Millerton Lake

Millerton Lake Boat Launch Ramps # 2 -5

Renting Boats at Millerton Lake

Millerton Lake Marina Boat Rentals

Millerton Lake Marina
19305 Winchell Cove Road, Millerton Lake, CA
(559) 692-BOAT     Website: Millerton Lake Marina

Millerton Lake Boat Rentals - 2017
Boat Length Seats Features 6 Hours
Prices subject to change.
Patio Boats 20' ~10 BBQ, Bimini Top,
Can tow Tube

Millerton Lake Rentals

Photo of Millerton Lake Rentals

5290 Millerton Road, Friant, CA - use Millerton Lake's South Shore Entrance on Millerton Road
(559) 647-2229
Website: Millerton Lake Rentals
Must be 18 to rent Personal Watercraft and Pontoon Boats, 25 to rent Ski Boats;
$300 deposit required (credit card) on most boats, $100 for fishing boat.

Millerton Lake Rentals - Boats for Rent
Boat Length Seats Features 1 Hr 4 Hrs 8 Hrs
Not all rate options are shown. They offer adjusted prices for 1-8 hours for most boats, also 24 hours or longer. Fuel cost not included. Prices subject to change.
Pontoon Boat 25' 8 - 10 Deluxe seats,
135 HP, Bimini
$125 $325 $450
Pontoon Boat 25' 8 - 10 60 HP, Bimini $125 $275 $375
Ski Boat 15½' 7 Open Bow, Tower, 135 HP $125 $275 $375
Ski Boat 18½' 8 Open Bow, shade, 210 HP $150 $300 $400
Yamaha PWC ~10' 3 $80 $225 $325

They also rent single kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, tubes, skis, and wakeboards.

Millerton Lake
Launch Ramps

  • Ramp #1 - South side of dam, off Millerton Road at Crows Rest Picnic Area (shown below)
  • Ramps #2-5 - South shore, near La Playa Picnic Area, off Millerton Road (shown right)
  • Ramp #6 - North Shore, in Meadows Campground and by Sunset Point Day Use Area

Photo of Millerton Lake Boat Launch Ramp 1

Ramp # 1


Marine Services

Ed's Marine Service
5677 W. San Madele Ave., Fresno, CA
(559) 436-6700

Ron's Marine
2782 N. Sunnyside, Fresno, CA
(559) 292-6370
Ron's Marine

Marine Service Center
207 E. Sierra Ave, Fresno, CA
(559) 438-6560

Clovis Marine
2475 N. Fordham Ave., Fresno, CA
(559) 291-5737
Clovis Marine

ETCO Marine
15366 E. Mineral King Ave., Visalia, CA
(559) 734-7471
ETCO Marine

Oakhurst Boat/Marine
57501 Road 255, North Fork, CA
(559) 683-3534

Adams Marine
2515 N. Santa Fe Dr., Merced, CA
(209) 722-4660

Galey's Marine
2720 Automall Dr., Bakersfield, CA
(661) 327-5711
Galey's Marine

Photo of Millerton Lake

La Playa Area

Sailing at Millerton Lake

The Fresno Yacht Club's main sailing venues are Millerton Lake and Huntington Lake. Races are held at Millerton Lake year-round. The Fresno Yacht Club is open to new members. Fresno Yacht Club


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