Hensley Lake

Hensley Lake

The park is 17 miles northeast of Madera.
Madera, California 93636
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Local Phone: (559) 673-5151
E-mail: [email protected]

Hensley Lake is surrounded by the oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The 1,500 acre lake was created by the construction of Hidden Dam on the Fresno River. The dam is 163 feet high, 5,730 feet long and has a capacity of 90,000 acre feet of water.

The Buck Ridge Recreation Area has a swim beach and 33 picnic sites, each equipped with a table and barbecue grill. A group picnic area with barbecue, tables, and horseshoe pits is available by reservation through Recreation.gov. In the 500-acre wildlife area you may enjoy hiking, bird watching, hunting, mountain biking, and horseback riding. 

Parking: $4 fee
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset.

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