Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Codorniz Campground is an ideal launch pad for activities such as hiking, canoeing, and birding. The dog-friendly campground lies on Eastman Lake, which features a whopping 1,780 surface acres, receiving Chowchilla River’s cool waters. There’s plenty of beauty and wildlife in the area, so with some caution, you can have an amazing time here.
There are 60 campsites, including electric and non-electric ones. The campground is ideal for tent camping while big rigs are also allowed. You will see fish cleaning stations near every boat ramp, while showers are also provided. Horse camping corrals are part of the facilities and the campground office also provides Wi-Fi. Make sure to bring some poop bags and clean up after your doggo. Weekenders tend to appear here and party all night long. So, you can have an amazing time as one of them, or visit on a weekday if you don’t care for the sound. The general store and fuel services are 20 miles out, so come prepared.
From mountain lions and bobcats to golden eagles and hawks, the wildlife is abundant and you need to be careful; keep Fido on a leash or always in sight. The lake is surrounded by rolling hills, which in turn are surrounded by scattered oak trees and tall grasses, providing striking mountain views. These are the perfect backdrop to hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and birding, among other activities. Anglers of all ages find fishing in Eastman Lake a satisfying challenge. You can also try some disc golf or volleyball with your friends. You’ll also find some horseshoe pits for a little friendly competition.
A popular nearby attraction is the Sierra National Forest, just a short drive to the east. Overall, this kid-friendly, full-hookup campground is a great spot if you are looking for a short getaway with Fido. From scenic beauty to facilities to plenty of activities, Codorniz has a lot going for it.