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Driving Directions to GAC

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To Camp from Sacramento

Highway 99 South to Fresno
Exit to 180 eastbound,
Exit to Highway 168 Eastbound.
Follow the signs that will direct you to Highway 168 and
Huntington and Shaver Lakes.
Driving time from Fresno is about 1-1/2 hours.
Note: GPS devices may advise a route east from Madera on Highway 145.  While this way is more direct, the roads are slower and not as straightforward.  The difference in drive time is smaller than expected.

To Camp from Los Angeles

Highway 5 North to Highway 99 North.
Highway 99 North to Highway 41 North (Fresno) to Highway 168 East.
Follow the signs that will direct you to Highway 168 and
Huntington and Shaver Lakes.
Driving time from Fresno is about 1-1/2 hours.

GPS Instructions

The camp does not have an exact physical address that will work reliably with GPS and online mapping programs.  It is best to set your device to Lakeshore, CA, and follow the instructions below, in “Finding Gold Arrow Camp from Highway 168.”

Finding Gold Arrow Camp from Highway 168

When you see the forest service sign that says “Huntington Lake Recreation Area” you are about 1.1 mile from Gold Arrow Camp.  The entrance to Gold Arrow Camp is on the left side of Highway 168, just before the China Peak Resort.  Pass the camp road, and continue to the China Peak parking lot (right turn), where GAC staff will meet you and unload your luggage.  From there, a shuttle van will bring everyone in your group into our camp site for refreshments and a tour.  After good-byes, the shuttle will return parents to the parking lot.

To Fresno Yosemite Airport

From northbound Highway 99:
Exit to northbound Highway 41.
Highway 41 North to Highway 168 East.
Exit on McKinley Ave.  Turn east (Look for airport signs.)
Turn left on Clinton Ave.  Airport is on right.
From southbound Highway 99:
Exit to eastbound Highway 180 to Highway 168 East.
Exit on McKinley Ave.  Turn east (Look for airport signs.)
Turn left on Clinton Ave.  Airport is on right.

Lost?

Call the camp office at 800-554-2267