Hidden View Campground is located at Hensley Lake in the foothills of central California, 50 miles north of Fresno. The lake area offers many recreational opportunities, such as swimming, water skiing, fishing and hiking, and attracts a growing number of visitors per year. It is within a short drive to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, as well as Sierra National Forest.
The 1,500-acre lake was created by the construction of Hidden Dam on the Fresno River. With over 20 miles of shoreline, it is a popular vacation spot for families and those who enjoy water activities.
Hidden View campground provides 55 campsites including two group campsites. Some sites have electric hookups, and all campsites are located within walking distance of the lake and boat ramp.
Due to low lake levels, only small vessels (ie. kayaks, canoes, and other small watercraft) can be launched at the Hidden View Boat Ramp. Buck Ridge Boat Ramp is temporarily closed at this time.
A two-vehicle limit per site is strictly enforced; all extra vehicles must be parked in other available parking areas and require a daily $5 day-use fee. Each site has at least one parking stall available. Subsequent vehicles may be required to park in a seperate overflow parking area.
The Hidden View Campground Entrance Gate opens at 6:00am and closes at 10:00pm each day. The campground gate will allow campers to exit the campground after 10:00pm but will prevent re-entry.
Check in time starts at 3:00pm on the first day of a reservation and camprers are required to vacate their site by 12:00pm on the last day of their reservation.
Hidden View is located on the shores of Hensley Lake and is surrounded by the oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills, offering a mixture of sun and shade.
The area has significant historical value as it was once home to the Miwok and Yokut Native American Tribes.
Yosemite National Park is about one hour north, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are about 1.5 hours southeast of the facility.
Yosemite National Park
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
The area is packed with opportunities for outdoor fun. Campers enjoy boating, water skiing and fishing on the water. Bank fishermen have easy access to the lake's shoreline.
Lake fishing is particularly good in the coves where largemouth black bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish are found in abundance. Rainbow trout are stocked in the lake each winter.
On the other side of the lake, there is a swim beach, a disc golf course and a hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trail. One hiking trail is located within walking distance of the campground.
Educational programs are offered at the campground's amphitheater every Saturday night during summer months.
25207 Road 407 RAYMOND CA 93653-0085
For campground inquiries, please call: 559-673-5151
From south of Fresno: Take SR 99 to SR 41 north and go 21 miles to SR 145. Turn left on 145 and go 8.4 miles to Road 33. Turn right on Road 33, and go one mile to Road 400. Take a right onto 400 and go 7.1 miles to Road 603. Turn left and go 1 mile to Road 407. Take a right on 407 and drive 1.7 miles to the campground.
From south of Madera: Take SR 99 north to exit 153B. Bear right onto Madera Ave. and go .3 miles to Gateway. Turn left and drive .2 miles to the traffic light at Yosemite Ave. (SR 145). Turn right and go 7.2 miles to Road 33. Turn left on Road 33, and go 1 mile to Road 400. Take a right onto 400 and go 7.1 miles to Road 603. Turn left and go 1 mile to Road 407. Take a right on 407 and drive 1.7 miles to the campground.
From north of Madera: Take State Route 99 south to exit 153B. Exit onto Olive Ave. Turn left onto Madera Ave. and go .3 miles to Gateway. Turn left and drive .2 miles to the traffic light at Yosemite Ave. (SR 145). Turn right and go 7.2 miles to Road 33. Turn left on Road 33, and go one mile to Road 400. Take a right onto 400 and go 7.1 miles to Road 603. Turn left and go 1 mile to Road 407. Take a right on 407 and drive 1.7 miles to the campground.