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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

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED:

  • McClure Point North Ramp – CLOSED
  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED
  • Barrett 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 PERMITTED. 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
  • McClure Point South Ramp – OPEN

The following Park Facilities are CLOSED:

  • McClure Point North Ramp – CLOSED
  • Bagby Ramp – CLOSED
  • Barrett 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 PERMITTED. Propane and charcoal fires are permitted year round.

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Top Family Staycation Ideas in California

Jan 3rd, 2023

Are you looking to plan a fun trip without breaking the bank? Well, look no further! Lake McClure and Lake McSwain have plenty of activities and camping amenities for family and friends. Find out more about what Lakes McClure and McSwain have to offer.

Lights on houseboat at Lake McClure

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Lake McClure and Lake McSwain offer breathtaking views, gorgeous scenery, and plenty of outdoor activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, biking and more. Lake McClure and McSwain’s location in Central California make it a perfect destination for “staycations”, or short trips away from home. These two lakes have something for everyone, whether you prefer the intensity of scenic mountain biking or the relaxation of fishing, there are plenty of activities to choose from.

Stargazing at Lake McSwain

A proper staycation is not complete without a great location to stay at, and Lake McClure and McSwain both have several amazing locations. If you prefer the accommodations of “home away from home” then you’ll love our cabins that includes a queen size mattress, bunk beds, kitchen, air conditioning and heating, an outdoor deck and barbecue. If you prefer a more natural experience, all of our camping areas include easy access to picnic tables, access to nearby swimming areas, free hot showers, and more! There are plenty of locations to choose from, such as Barrett Cove, McClure Point, Bagby, and Horseshoe Bend. The diverse number of campsites allows each trip to be different and unique, making Lake McClure and Lake McSwain great for repeat visits.

If you’re planning a trip for a special event, you should consider hosting your event with us at our Pavilions location. The Pavilions offer plenty of space to host your event and include seating for 200 people, an ample number of barbecues, full lighting, sinks, restrooms, Wi-Fi, and gorgeous views of the lake. The Pavilions are perfect for birthdays, reunions, picnics, and other large gatherings. We look forward to being a memorable part of your next trip. To reserve a cabin, campsite, Pavilions, visit us at https://www.lakemcclure.com/. Don’t wait! Reservations are currently filling up quick!