Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services
Camp Fresno at Dinkey Creek
Camp Fresno is operated by the City of Fresno under a special use permit granted by the Sierra National Forest - U.S. Forest Service. Camp Fresno Map
OPEN: late May through late October.
Camp Fresno is a family oriented facility located along Dinkey Creek in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 5,700 feet above sea level. The wilderness camp is located 62 miles East of Fresno. Camp Fresno facilities include 51 rental cabins equipped with electricity and running water. All of the cabins have unscreened porches, an outdoor three burner propane stove, BBQ pit, picnic table and campfire ring. Inside each cabin is a wood burning stove, table and stools. Each cabin has an assigned 12" x 12" x 8" cold locker in a walk-in refrigerator located behind the camp office. Washing machines and showers are centrally located throughout camp. A general store/gas station is located 3/4 of a mile from camp across Dinkey Creek.
Two Bedroom Cabins - Beds are provided for six people in each of the 22 bedroom/kitchenette cabins. Each cabin has a maximum occupancy of eight. The cabins include indoor toilets, and are equipped with two bunk beds, a double bed or two single beds.
One Bedroom Cabins - There are 29 bedroom/kitchenette cabins each containing beds for four people. The maximum occupancy for each one bedroom cabin is six people. A bunk bed and a double bed are provided. Central toilets are located within 200 feet of each cabin.
Recreation Hall - A large social hall is available for meetings and recreational activities.
Camp Fresno Junior
This group facility houses up to 90 and is made available for organized groups and large families. It includes two dorms, three counselor cabins, dining pavilion, fully equipped kitchen and shower house with washing machines.
Be Prepared With:
• Warm clothing
• Leashes for pets
• Food, drinks, and warm bedding
• Cots for extra people
• A broom, rake and ax
• Insect repellent
• Recreation equipment
• Large plastic garbage bags
• A padlock for refrigerator locker
• Cooking, cleaning and eating utensils
• Firewood (down wood can be gathered)
Areas adjacent to Camp Fresno offer swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and off highway vehicle driving. Horseback riding is provided at nearby pack stations. Tours of the new hydroelectric project are available at the Big Creek and Wishon Reservoirs. Camp Fresno programs include: nature activities, crafts, campfire programs, movies, and family games.
From U.S. 99 in Fresno, follow CA 168 East (Shaw Ave.) through Clovis to Shaver Lake. At Shaver Lake turn right onto Dinkey Creek Road. Turn right again on McKinley Grove Road. After traveling 1/4 mile, turn left off McKinley Grove Road and take another quick left toward the U.S. Forest Service Dinkey Fisherman Picnic Area. Follow the paved road 1/4 mile to the Dinkey Creek wood truss bridge. The camp entrance is on the right. To access Camp Fresno Jr. stay on the Dinkey Creek Road turning right at the store.
Camp Fresno Rates and Policies
For more information:
During the camping season call (559) 841-2535.
In the off-season (Nov. through Memorial Day) call (559) 841-3435.