Merced Irrigation District - Parks and Recreation

The following Park Facilities are OPEN:

  • All Campgrounds and Cabins – OPEN
  • Lake McClure – OPEN
  • Lake McSwain – OPEN
  • McSwain Ramp – OPEN
  • Horseshoe Bend Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove South Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove North Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point North Ramp – OPEN 
  • Bagby Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • Reel Deal Market and Cafe at McSwain – OPEN (9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday’s and Sunday’s)
  • Barrett Cove Marina – OPEN (9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday’s and Sunday’s)

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED  

  • A and B loop at Lake McSwain is closed for an Electrical Modernization Project
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • MERCED RIVER ACCESS PROHIBITED BY ORDER OF MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF 

Campfires: Wood burning fires are currently permitted in contained rings and burn safe barrels. Propane and charcoal fires are permitted year round.

Current conditions updated 5/16/2024.

Merced Irrigation District - Parks and Recreation

The following Park Facilities are OPEN:

  • All Campgrounds and Cabins – OPEN
  • Lake McClure – OPEN
  • Lake McSwain – OPEN
  • McSwain Ramp – OPEN
  • Horseshoe Bend Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove South Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove North Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point North Ramp – OPEN
  • Bagby Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – OPEN

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED:

  • A and B loop at Lake McSwain is closed for an Electrical Modernization Project
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED

 Campfires: Wood burning fires are currently permitted in contained rings and burn safe barrels. Propane and charcoal fires are permitted year round. 

Updated 5/15/24

The following Park Facilities are OPEN:

  • All Campgrounds and Cabins – OPEN
  • Lake McClure – OPEN
  • Lake McSwain – OPEN
  • McSwain Ramp – OPEN
  • Horseshoe Bend Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point North Ramp – OPEN 
  • Bagby Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – OPEN

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED  

  • Barrett North Ramp – CLOSED
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Marina – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Upper Store – CLOSED

Campfires: Wood burning fires are currently permitted in contained rings and burn safe barrels. Propane and charcoal fires ONLY during wildfire season.

***Some rate increases will occur starting on 3/31/23** Day Use fees are all increasing by $2 – Compliance Fee raises to $50 **

The following Park Facilities are OPEN:

  • All Campgrounds and Cabins – OPEN
  • Lake McClure – OPEN
  • Lake McSwain – OPEN
  • Horseshoe Bend Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point North Ramp – OPEN 

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED

  • McSwain Ramp – TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR DAM MAINTENANCE 3/16 – ?
  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove North Ramp – CLOSED
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Marina – CLOSED

Campfires: Wood burning fires are currently PERMITTED only in contained rings and fire safe bins. Propane and charcoal fires are permitted year round

***Some rate increases will occur starting on 3/31/23** Day Use fees are all increasing by $2 – Compliance Fee raises to $50 **

The following Park Facilities are OPEN:

  • All Campgrounds and Cabins – OPEN
  • Lake McClure – OPEN
  • Lake McSwain – OPEN
  • Horseshoe Bend Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point North Ramp – OPEN 

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED

  • McSwain Ramp – TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR DAM MAINTENANCE 3/16 – ?
  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove North Ramp – CLOSED
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Marina – CLOSED

Campfires: Wood burning fires are currently PERMITTED only in contained rings and fire safe bins. Propane and charcoal fires are permitted year round

Tomcat motorboat on lake

Boating, Marinas and Cafe

Lake McClure and Lake McSwain are very popular boating destinations.

The Reel Deal Market and Cafe at Barrett Cove

Grand re-opening Easter weekend 2024!!

Phone:  209-378-2272

Website:  www.reeldealmarkets.com

Facebook:  https://facebook.com/reeldealmarkets

Instagram: @reeldealmarkets

STORE OPERATIONS:

November 1, 2023 thru March 29, 2024:

Closed for the Winter

March 30, 2024 thru May 31, 2024:

Open Weekends Only (Sat & Sun)
Store Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

June 1, 2024 – mid-August:

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:  8:00am – 7:00pm
 
Mid-August thru October 31, 2024:
Open weekends only (Sat & Sun)
Store Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm
 
 
CAFE OPERATIONS:
 
Café will open for the season Memorial Day weekend

June 1, 2024 – mid-August:

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday:  11:00am – 5:30pm
 
Mid-August thru September 2, 2024 (Labor Day):
Open weekends only
Saturday – Sunday:  11:00am – 5:30pm
Lake McClure Barret Cove Marina

The Reel Deal Market and Cafe at Lake McSwain

 Hours of Operation:

Phone: 209-378-2272

Website: www.reeldealmarkets.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/reeldealmcswain

Instagram: @reeldealmcswain

November 1st thru March 30st:
Closed for the winter

March 30thst thru May 31st
Open Weekends Only (Sat & Sun)
Store Hours: 8am – 9pm

June 1st thru mid-August
Open 7 Days A Week – Store Hours:
Monday- Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 8am-9pm
Sunday 8am-7pm

Mid-August thru October 31st
Open Weekends Only (Sat & Sun)
Store Hours: 8am-7pm

For Café Hours:
Mon-Thurs & Sun 11am-5pm (Until Mid August)
Fri & Sat 11 am-7:30 (Until end of October)

The Reel Deal Market and Cafe