Madera County, California

Madera County, located in Central California, 4 1/2 hours north of Los Angeles and 3 hours east of San Francisco, is the southern gateway to Yosemite National Park. Madera County has many scenic and historic locations for filming including the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, Sierra National Forest, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, San Joaquin River Gorge, cities of Madera and Chowchilla, Native American Indian sites, the very popular Bass Lake and terrain ranging from Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra to the San Joaquin Valley.


Perfect for any Genre


Bass Lake

A Favorite location

Known for the 1990's feature film The Great Outdoors...Bass Lake offers water activities, quaint to spectacular lakefront vacation homes, an abundance of wildlife including its resident Bald Eagles, shopping, dining, resorts, hiking, mountain biking, camping locations and more.


Yosemite National Park

Nearby to a National Treasure

Yosemite National Park has been in many films and commercials since its inception in 1864.  The park is roughly the size of the state of Rhode Island and has many locations that are filming accessible.

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Rustic Settings

Settings for simplier times

Farms, barns, open fields, ponds and mountain lakes...Madera County has a variety of rustic settings for your next filming project.


Cities of Madera & Chowchilla off Highway 99

City settings for you next production

The cities of Madera and Chowchilla offer many opportunities including open roads, farms, historic buildings, agriculture, trails, fairgrounds, waterways and much, much more.

Located in Central California


Madera County is conveniently located in the center of California.  Easy access from northern and southern California as well as major airports.