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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
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point North Ramp – OPEN 
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove Upper Store – OPEN weekends only

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED 

  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED 
  • Barrett North Ramp – CLOSED
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Marina – CLOSED (COMING BACK THIS SUMMER)

Campfires: Wood burning fires are currently NOT permitted. Propane and charcoal fires ONLY during wildfire season.

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
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN
  • McClure Point North Ramp – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – OPEN
  • Barrett Cove Upper Store – OPEN weekends only

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED:

  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED
  • Barrett North Ramp – CLOSED
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Marina – CLOSED (COMING BACK THIS SUMMER)

Campfires: Wood burning fires are currently NOT permitted. 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

Fishing on Lake McSwain

Lake McSwain Campground

Pack-up the family, come have some fun at Lake McSwain! The Lake McSwain Camping & Recreation area is one of Central California’s best kept secrets. Featuring a marina, general store, and food service. Lake McSwain features tons of great recreational areas and is located just six miles from the town of Snelling. Unlike other lakes, Lake McSwain is an after bay and its water levels are not affected by local water conditions, making it the perfect spot for fishing, swimming, or relaxing family picnics by the water.

Explore the Campground Virtually

Splash-n-Dash Aqua Park – North America’s Largest Floating, Inflatable Waterpark

The Central Valley of California’s hottest place to cool off is in our backyard, a 150,000 square foot floating water park! Enjoy over-the-top action and acrobatic thrills as you #FallIntoTheFun.

Guests staying at all Lake McClure and Lake McSwain Campgrounds can purchase an exclusive, 2-Day or 3-Day ticket, and Save up to 50% off the gate price.

Proof of stay is required at check-in.

People looking at sunset over lake

Park and Lake Rules

Lake McSwain is a 10MPH lake.
No sport watercrafts allowed.
Check-in time is after 4PM and Check-out is before 2PM.
Early check-in is not guaranteed and allowed only if the reserved campsite is ready.

Child playing on obstacle course floating on the lake

Splash-n-Dash

Splash-n-Dash inflatable playground offers an action-packed floating Challenge Course that delivers heart-pumping fun for those who like to slide, bounce, jump and splash.

Camping

  • 111 Camping & RV Sites
  • 65 Water-Electric hookup sites
  • Free hot showers
Inside cafe

Facilities

  • Marina Store & Cafe
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Restroom facilities
  • Children’s playground
  • Swimming beach area
  • Kayak rentals
  • Boat launch ramp & parking
  • Day use picnic area – parking, tables, barbecue grills, event pavilions, horseshoe pits, barbecue pit (rental)