California: Hidden Dam Hensley Lake / Buckridge Recreational Area|
Posted on Tuesday, January 09 @ 13:30:13 MST by iljiana
Buckridge Recreational Area
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 85
25207 Road 407
Raymond, CA 93653-0085
Phone: (559) 673-5151
Directions: Located 17 miles northeast of Madera on County Road 400.
Less than an hour drive northeast of Fresno in the foothills of the
Sierra Nevada enroute to Yosemite National Park. Lake activities
include water skiing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, mountain
biking, hiking, and camping.
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.
Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control,
irrigation, resource management, and
recreation; the lake attracts a growing number of park visitors each
For more information visit http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/organizations/cespk-co/lakes/hensley.html