Merced Irrigation District - Parks and Recreation

The Following Park Facilities are OPEN:

  • McSwain A and B loop Electrical Modernization is completed –  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:  

  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED

Campfires: Wood burning campfires are PROHIBITED. Propane and charcoal fires are permitted year round.

Current conditions updated 7/15/2024.

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 PROHIBITED. Propane and charcoal fires are permitted year round. 

Updated 6/5/24

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

Upcoming Events

Splash N’ Dash Aqua Park
Opening Summer 2024!

Movies on the Beach 
Friday & Saturday Nights, June – Aug
Saturday Nights, Aug. – Labor Day
https://mysplashndash.com/movie-nights/

Aqua Park, Opening June of 2024
Mon – Thurs: 11AM – 6PM
Fri – Sun: 10AM: – 7PM

The Reel Deal Market & Cafe

Saturday / Sunday (+ Memorial Day) through June 2nd: 8 AM – 6 PM

Beginning June 3rd:
Mon – Thurs: 8AM – 6PM (Cafe for lunch: 11AM – 5PM)

Fri & Sat: 8AM – 9PM (Cafe for lunch / dinner: 11AM – 8PM)

Sun: 8AM – 7PM (Cafe for lunch: 11AM – 5:30PM)

 

Barrett Cove Upper Store

Closed for the season

 

Splash n dash

Host Your Event at the Pavilions

With natural settings and picturesque views to present, book Lake McSwain or Lake McClure as the location for your next event. Our pavilion and picnic areas can host intimate and large events like birthdays, family reunions, class reunions, company picnics, anniversaries, weddings, or just a weekend BBQ with friends. We look forward to assisting you in selecting the perfect location for your event .

Please contact Merced Irrigation District Parks & Recreation’s Event Coordinator for further details:

Danielle Gray
209-354-2955
DGray@mercedid.org

Pavillions

Lake McSwain Pavilion

  • $125 Per day
  • 180-220 People capacity
  • 10-15 Picnic tables (seating 180-200)
  • Beautiful lake view, One large barbeque, Deep pit barbeque, Full lighting, Two sinks, Four electrical outlets (110 watts each), Two horseshoe pits, Restrooms, WiFi
  • Swimming beach, fishing dock, and store are all in close proximity

Lake McSwain G Loop Pavilion

  • $75 Per day
  • 75 People capacity
  • Beautiful lake view, six picnic tables, full lighting, no water access, two electrical outlets (110 watts each), restrooms nearby, WiFi
  • Swimming beach, fishing dock, and store are all in close proximity

Barrett Cove Pavilion

  • $75 Per day
  • 75 People capacity
  • One large barbeque, ix picnic tables, full lighting, two sinks, three electrical outlets (110 watts each), one horseshoe pit, restrooms nearby, WiFi (Currently Down)
  • Swimming lagoon, play area with volleyball, and upper store are all in close proximity

Horseshoe Bend G Loop Pavilion

  • $75 Per day
  • 75 People capacity
  • Beautiful lake view, six picnic tables, one sink, three electrical outlets (110 watts each), one horseshoe pit, next to restrooms
  • Swimming lagoon (currently closed) in close proximity