NOTE: Those camping at Barrett Cove on the July 2nd weekend are advised the fireworks are best viewed at McClure Point Recreation Area. McClure Point is approximately a 30-minute drive from the Barrett Cove campground south down Merced Falls Road. Access McClure Point through the McSwain Recreation Area entrance.
Due to current drought conditions, camping at Barrett Cove is temporarily limited to select campsites and park cabins.
Barrett Cove is the largest of the recreation areas, with more than 200 choice campsites. Barrett Cove has many shade trees and amenities that make for a great getaway.
Bring your Mountain Bikes -- Barrett Cove offers easy access to Exchequer Bike Park.
Whether you enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking or just relaxing under a tree, there are many good times to be had by spending a day at the lake.
Love the Great Outdoors but don't want to sleep in a tent? Get the best of both worlds -- stay in a new Cabin for the night, weekend or entire week. The Cabins are located close to each other - the ideal get-together with family and friends.
Reservation & Campground Information
Check-in time is after 4PM and Check-out time is before 2PM (If you arrive earlier than 4PM, early check-in is not a guarantee. Early Check-in will be allowed only if the reserved campsite is ready for occupancy.)
• 249 Camping & RV Sites
• 89 Water-Electric Hookup Sites
• Free Hot Showers
• Campground Store
• Marina Store & Cafe
• Fish Cleaning Station
• Restroom Facilities
• Day Use Picnic Area - Picnic Tables,Barbeque Grills, Event Pavilions, Horseshoe Pits
• Children's Playground/Volleyball
• Swimming Lagoon & Picnic Area
• Fuel Dock & Propane Services
• Boat Launch Ramps & Parking
• Boat Rentals: Houseboat, Fishing, Sport, Patio, Kayaks and Wave Runners
• Cabin Rentals
• Pets Welcome
The Barrett Cove Marina, Camp Stores & Cafe
A full-service marina offering boat slips for rent, fuel services, and the Hard Dock Café with a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, including burgers, salads, and soda drinks. The Marina also has a top-flight array of pontoon boats, fishing and sport boats, PWC’s, and kayaks for rent, in addition to their flag-ship 54 foot houseboat, available for daily, weekend or weekly rental year-round.
The Marina Stores do not sell alcoholic beverages, but do stock a complete selection of convenience store food, beverages, sundries, resort apparel, and camping, boating, and fishing gear.