Northern California
Hensley Lake

Location and Directions:

     Hensley Lake is located in Madera County, approx. 20 miles NE of the city of Madera, CA. From Fresno take hwy. 99 North past the city of Madera to Ave 20 1 East. This turns into Ave 21, continue East. Turns into Raymond Rd. (Road 600) go NE approx. 6 miles to Daulton Rd. (Road 603) turn right to the lake.

General Info:

     Hensley Lake consists of 1,570 surface acres at capacity. Elevation is 540ft above sea level. The lake is open year-round. Entrance fee is $3 per vehicle. Tent, RV and group camping is available. (559) 673-5151 US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Dist.

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Boating Info:

     There are two public launch ramps located in the Buck Ridge and Hidden View recreation areas. Water and jet-skiing are allowed

Fishing Info:

    Rainbow trout are planted here during the winter months. There are also largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish here. Shore fishing is allowed 24-hours. Largemouth bass limit is 2 per angler and must be over 15" in length.

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Launch Ramp overlooking Hensley Lake

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