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Codorniz Recreation Area Campground, CA

part ofEastman Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Codorniz Campground on Eastman Lake is a perfect launchpad for activities like canoeing, birding and hiking. Tucked in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the area attracts abundant wildlife like bobcats, golden eagles, mountain lions, hawks and wood ducks.

Natural Features:

The rolling hills around Eastman Lake are surrounded by tall grasses and scattered oak trees, giving way to stunning mountain views.

The lake features 1,780 surface acres, fed by the cool waters of the Chowchilla River.


Eastman Lake is the first designated Trophy Bass Fishery, by the California Department of Fish and Game. Both young and old anglers will find fishing on Eastman lake a satisfying challenge.

At the campground, visitors can try their hand at disc golf or challenge a group of friends to a game of volleyball. Horseshoe pits are also available for a little friendly competition.


A mix of electric and non-electric campsites are available. Fish cleaning stations are near each boat ramp, and showers are on hand as well. Wireless internet is provided from the campground office and horse camping corrals are available.

Nearby Attractions:

The Sierra National Forest is a short drive to the east of the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Baseball Fields
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Disc Golf
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Evening Programs
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hunting
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • General store and fuel services are 20 miles away
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.21583, -119.96861
37°12'57"N, 119°58'7"W

Eastman Lake is 30 miles northeast of Madera, 25 miles east of Chowchilla, and 50 miles north of Fresno. From Highway 99, travel east on Avenue 26 then north on Rd 29. Follow signs into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Codorniz Recreation Area Campground
32175 Road 29
RAYMOND  CA  93653-0067

Phone Number:

Information:  (559)689-3255
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