Coming from the
Central Coast of California

Coming from the Central Coastal areas of California you'll have a couple of methods to reach us.

Those from Santa Cruz to Carmel will get to the San Joaquin Valley via Highway 152 through Los Banos and finally Highway 99. Head south toward Fresno. You save an hour by cutting off at Madera. As you near Madera, take the Cleveland Ave. exit. At the stoplight, turn left and come back across and over Hwy 99. Then you will cross Golden State Ave. and the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. The road is a little confusing at this point because it veers to the right then again to the left. Just stay on Cleveland Ave. through Madera approximately 1.5 miles and and it will sweep right and to a "Stop" sign at Yosemite Ave. (Hwy 145). Turn left and stay on Hwy 145. You will come to a stop light at Hwy 41. Do not turn, just cross Hwy 41 on to the next stop sign which will be Road 206. Turn right and after a couple of miles you will see Friant Dam on your left and then you will cross the San Joaquin River. The road will end at the community of Friant. Turn left and follow Millerton Road past Lake Millerton on your left. Continuing on Millerton Road you will see a large golf course on the right then the Table Mountain Casino on the left. Continue to the dead end at Auberry Road. On your left is Millerton store. Turn left and continue up Auberry Road approximately nine miles to Prather. From the stop sign in Prather, turn left and take Hwy 168 to the next stop sign. You will turn left and head up the famous "4-lane" for approximately eight miles. Then 168 narrows down again. You will go by Cressman's Store and Texaco Gas Station. This will be the cheapest place to buy gas after you leave the valley. The elevation at Cressman's is approximately 4800'. Continue up Hwy 168 approximately six miles to Shaver Lake, which is the focal point for The Shaver Basin.

Those from Santa Barbara to San Simeon will get to the San Joaquin Valley via Highways 46 and 41 off Highway 101. Once you get on Highway 41, take it to Highway 99 north towards Fresno. Then take the Freeway 41 exit from Highway 99 towards Yosemite. Look for the Freeway 180 east exit. Stay to the right because the Freeway 168 exit comes up very quickly. Freeway 168 meaders through Fresno and Clovis, finally becoming rural Highway 168. After several miles of beautiful foothill scenery, you'll come to Prather. Just continue until you come to a stop sign. Turn left and head up the famous "4-lane" for approximately eight miles. Then 168 narrows down again. You will go by Cressman's Store and Texaco Gas Station. This will be the cheapest place to buy gas after you leave the valley. The elevation at Cressman's is approximately 4800'. Continue up Hwy 168 approximately six miles to Shaver Lake, which is the focal point for The Shaver Basin.