Eastman Lake Camping

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Campgrounds in Eastman Lake

Chowchilla Recreation Area Day Use

Eastman Lake

Codorniz Recreation Area Campground

Eastman Lake


A brief introduction to Eastman Lake

Just one hour north of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Rolling oak-covered hills provide a scenic and restful setting for fishing, boating, and hiking.

H. V. Eastman Lake (commonly known as Eastman Lake) is an artificial lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Madera County, California. A small percentage of the northwest area of the reservoir is in Mariposa County. The lake was named in honor of Judge H. V. Eastman (1891-1972) who had served as Secretary Manager of the Chowchilla Water District.
The lake formed in 1975 from the construction of Buchanan Dam across the Chowchilla River as a flood control and irrigation project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The earthen dam, 218 feet high with a length of 1746 feet at the crest, impounding a maximum capacity of 150,000 acre-feet of Chowchilla River water in the reservoir, is owned and operated by the Corps.

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