Sycamore Island Ranch is a 600-acre natural area with river access and multiple ponds conveniently located in Madera near Valley Children's Hospital along the San Joaquin River.
Days Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, from the first Saturday in February to Veteran's Day.
Seasonal Hours of Operation:
February, March, October, and November open 6:00 am-5:30 pm
April and September open 6:00 am-7:00 pm
May-August open 6:00 am-8:30 pmEntrance fee: $9/vehicle, $5/trailer. An annual pass is available for $85. Purchase at the bait shop or save time by buying your pass online.
2-person canoes and 1-person sit-on-top kayaks can be rented at the bait shop on a first-come-first-serve basis for use in the ponds. Call ahead to check availability at (559) 801-8690. Paddles and life jackets are included with rentals.
Price: $10 per hour; or $50 for all-day rentals.
No experience is required and the boats are transported to and from the ponds for you. Our ponds offer a calm water experience all skill levels will enjoy.
Nature trails for wildlife observation, relaxing walks, riding bicycles, or riding horses.
Restrooms are located throughout the park. Snacks, drinks, and bait are available for purchase at the bait shop.
Picnic under the shade of huge Sycamore and Oak trees or one of our covered shelters. Contact us to reserve a covered picnic shelter for your next event.