Summer, 2016

Madera County has everything you need for your next film or commercial project - farms, ranches, mountains, valleys, rivers, towns, roads; and of course, Yosemite National Park.

And, unlike some of the big city guys, we're available 24/7 to help you find that ideal location. Call Dave Wolin at 559.760.1143 and look at our award winning website with over 5000 photos online at

Bass Lake - Best Lake In The State and Great Roads Too !!

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Bass Lake

Bass Lake, just featured in USA Today,  was  declared by Sunset Magazine to be one of the West's Best lakes and has been home to more feature films, commercials and photo shoots than any other lake in the area. Why ? Because it's national forest land; easy to permit and offers a variety of unusual locations.

Bass Lake

Now you know why every auto manufacturer comes here. We've got straight roads, winding roads, mountain roads and dirt roads and all are easy to permit. And high country roads are all open 'til late October.

Don't Miss The Train

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Best Courthouse In Town

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Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad

The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, a restored old logging railroad, features two Shay steam locomotives and "Jenny" rail cars, traveling a course through the Sierra National Forest.

Madera County Courthouse

The Madera County Courthouse, now a museum, is available for filming in it's vintage courtrooms. Costs are reasonable and there's nothing similar anywhere.

Grapes, Cotton, Almonds, Pistachios, Corn and More

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Cobb Ranch -  Two Miles Along The San Joaquin

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Corn in Madera County

When you need that exact crop, we've got it. Almost everything grows here and is readily available. Just ask and we'll find you the field you need !!

Cobb Ranch

Walnut groves, a working ranch and farm and the San Joaquin - Just waiting for your next photo shoot, commercial, feature or documentary.

Chowchilla - Robertson Blvd. Has That Hard To Find Classic Look

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High Sierra - Snow's Melted  For Those Mountain Projects

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Chowchilla features some unique buildings and can replicate small town anywhere - Easy permitting !!

Shuteye Peak - Madera County Film Commission - Featuring locations from Yosemite National Park To The San Joaquin Valley

Shuteye Peak - accessible May through October as are all the High Sierra features - Get ready to shoot now !!

Yosemite National Park - Spectacular, But Sometimes Hard To Film In Due to Crowds and Traffic - We've Got Spots Outside The Park For You

Bandit Town - The Location For Your Next Western Johnson's Meadow - High Sierra At It's Best
Old Town North Fork

A western town, privately owned, available for your next feature. Films like Giant of Thunder Mountain were shot here.

Johnson's Meadow - Sierra National Forest

Private property in the middle of the Sierra National Forest; a great cabin plus woods, creeks and more; all easily permitted

Madera County Community College

Get away from that boring Cal Trans building. Here's something fresh, new and little seen. Easily permitted, inexpensive and close to hotels, restaurants and major highways.

Madera County Community College
View Our 5000 Photo Online Location Guide At or Call Film Commissioner Dave Wolin at 559.760.1143