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 

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED  

  • Barrett Cove launch ramps and Exchequer Mountain Bike Park are CLOSED 3/15/24 – 3/17/24 and 4/5/24 to 4/7/24 for NICA MTB Race
  • A and B loop at Lake McSwain is closed for an Electrical Modernization Project
  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Reel Deal Market and Cafe at McSwain – 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 are permitted year round.

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

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED:

  • Barrett Cove launch ramps will be CLOSED 3/15/24 – 3/17/24 AND 4/5/24 – 4/7/24 for NICA MTB Races!
  • A and B loop at Lake McSwain is closed for an Electrical Modernization Project
  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED
  • Barrett Cove Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • McClure Point Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Horseshoe Bend Swim Lagoon – CLOSED
  • Reel Deal Market and Cafe at McSwain – 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 are permitted year round. 

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

Reservation Information & Policies

Reservation Hotline: 855-800-2267   

 Mon – Thurs from 8 am to 2 pm

 

 CLOSED FRI – SUN

Kids jumping off boat
Policies
  • Reservations can be made up to one year in advance of the arrival date. All major credit cards are accepted.
  • Check-in time is after 4PM. 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 campsite on the reservation is ready for occupancy).
  • McSwain, McClure Point, and Barrett Cove Recreation Areas may be reserved for camp and RV sites 24 hours in advance of arrival.
  • Bagby campground and cabin rental’s must be reserved at least 72 hours (three days) in advance of arrival.
  • Campsites are designated upon availability. If given less than a 24 hours notice, campsites are available on first arrival basis.
  • Campfires: Wood burning campfires are currently permitted in contained rings and burn safe barrels. Charcoal and propane fires are permitted year round.
  • In the off season when fires are permitted: Not every campsite will include a fire ring, and it’s always a good idea to bring a burn safe barrel to use if you have one available to you. We have a select number of loaner barrels to offer guests on a first come, first served basis, just ask a park ranger. This is only available outside of wildfire season, typically November to April. May through October wood burning is generally banned.
  • Drive-in RVs and Campers without reservations are welcome dependent upon availability. However, reservations are encouraged and reserved sites (marked with red disk marker) may NOT be occupied by parties without required reservation confirmation.
  • Maximum occupancy in all Camp and RV sites is two (2) vehicles and eight (8) persons.
  • Maximum occupancy of vehicles is two (2) per campsite. The first vehicle is included in the campsite fee. An additional second vehicle fee of $10 will be charged upon arrival. All other visitors should park in day-use parking lot areas.
  • Reservation changes and cancellations: A $10 fee will be charged for any changes or cancellations. Cancellation must be made 24 hours prior to check in date/time. Please make all changes or cancelations on our reservation website.
  • Quiet hours are from 11PM to 7AM
  • Loud music, inappropriate music at any hour of the day may be cause for eviction
  • Animals must be leashed and under control at all times
  • Animals are not allowed on the cabin grounds (this includes the patio and parking areas)
  • Reservations include one (1) vehicle. All other fees including boats, and extra vehicles will be charged upon arrival.