FRIANT — If you’ve ever wondered about the habits and habitat of the majestic Bald Eagle such as we can sometimes see locally, now is the time to take a closer look — with an expert along to guide you.
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, is now accepting reservations for the 33rd Annual Bald Eagle Tours Interpretive Series, offered every Saturday and Sunday, from January 6 through February 25, 2018.
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) offers a variety of recreation. With over 40 miles of shore land for water sports, this SRA offers visitors swimming, fishing, and boating. The hills surrounding the lake provide good hiking opportunities. Wildlife in the park includes ground squirrels, cottontails, mule deer, badgers and bald and golden eagles.
The lake was created by construction of the Friant Dam across the San Joaquin River in 1944. The park’s camping facilities include boat camping. The park contains the original Millerton County Courthouse, built in 1867. Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is located at 5290 Millerton Road in Friant, California 93626.