About Madera County
Madera County was formed in 1893 and covers 2,153 square miles. It is located in the heart of the Central Valley, with the Sierra Foothills neighboring to the east and Fresno County to its south. While Madera County has a rich history in gold mining and lumber, the County today is distinctly known for being a major agricultural producer with its largest commodities being grapes, almonds, nuts and hulls, milk, pistachios and cattle and calves. Madera County’s warm summer temperatures and varied soil types provide an advantageous climate for it to also be a popular producer of dessert wines and ports.
In additional to being California’s Gateway to Yosemite, Madera is also the home of Bass Lake. Located 50 miles east of the city of Madera, Bass Lake is a popular year-round vacation destination renowned for its fishing, hiking trails, and water activities like boating, waterskiing, paddle boarding and more.
We invite you to come join us and experience the joys of the land Madera County has to offer!