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Lake McClure Camping


Lake McClure's recreation is managed by the Merced Irrigation District which also operates nearby Lake McSwain. All the campsites at the lake can be reserved by phone or online. The campgrounds have many sites with water and electric RV hook-ups. They also offer showers, children's play areas, and dump stations.

Campgrounds can be found nearby in the Sierra National Forest and the Stanislaus National Forest. A number of RV parks are located in nearby communities. Only 7 miles away, Lake McSwain has a good quantity of campsites similar to the ones at Lake McClure.

Lake McClure Fees:

Day-use fees are $8 per vehicle and $7 per boat.
2016 Overnight camping fees:
$22 - $25 for Basic Campsite
$28 - $34 for RV hook-up site with water and electricity (discount for more than 7 consecutive nights).
Second vehicles cost $8.
For complete list of fees, see Lake McClure and Lake McSwain Fees - 2016


Lake McClure Campgrounds


McClure Point Campground

Location: 7 miles off Merced Falls Road near the dam; campsites overlook the lake
Campground Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Concession Store, Fish Cleaning Stations
Campsite Amenities: 100 Sites, 52 with Water and Electric Hook-ups, Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills,
Information and Reservations: (855) 800-CAMP(2267)
Website: McClure Point Campground
2015 Fees: $22 - $34 per night
Nearby Facilities: Swimming Lagoon, Marina, Boat Rentals, Launch Ramp

Barrett Cove Campground

Location: Off Merced Falls Road.
Campground Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Concession Store, Fish Cleaning Stations, Children's Play Apparatus
For cabin rentals at Barrett Cove, see LODGING.
Campsite Amenities: 275 Sites, 89 with Water and Electric Hook-ups; Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills
Information and Reservations: (855) 800-CAMP(2267)
Website: Barrett Cove Campground
2015 Fees: $22 - $34 per night
Nearby Facilities: Swimming Lagoon, Marina, Boat Rentals, Launch Ramp, Houseboat Mooring

Horseshoe Bend Campground

Location: A few miles west of Coulterville, 3 miles off Highway 132
Campground Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Concession Store, Fish Cleaning Stations, Children's Play Apparatus
Campsite Amenities: 110 Camping Sites, 35 Sites with Water and Electric Hook-ups; Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills,
Information and Reservations: (855) 800-CAMP(2267)
Website: Horseshoe Bend Campground
2015 Fees: $22 - $34 per night
Nearby Facilities: Swimming Lagoon, Launch Ramp, Dump Station

Bagby Campground

Location: On Highway 49, 15 miles from Mariposa
Campground Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Fish Cleaning Stations
Campsite Amenities: 30 Camping Sites, 10 Sites with Water and Electric Hook-ups; Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills,
Information and Reservations: (855) 800-CAMP(2267)
Website: Bagby Campground
2015 Fees: $22 - $34 per night
Nearby Facilities: Launch Ramp




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Nearby Campgrounds & RV Parks


Lake McSwain Campground

Location: 6 miles from Snelling, 7 miles from Lake McClure
Campground Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Concession Store, Fish Cleaning Stations, Children's Play Apparatus, Dump Station
Campsite Amenities: 99 Camping Sites, 65 Sites with Water and Electric Hook-ups; Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills,
Information and Reservations: (855) 800-CAMP(2267)
Website: Lake McSwain Campground
2016 Fees: $22 - $34 per night
Nearby Facilities: Swimming Beach, Marina, Boat Rentals, Launch Ramp, Fishing Dock

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging

Location: 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland, CA
(209) 962-7690
Resort Facilities: Cabins and Camping, Swimming Pool, Volleyball, Petting Farm, Playground, Showers, Laundry, Store, Trails, Cable TV, WiFi
Campsite Amenities: Full Hook-ups or just water/electric, Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Website: Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging
Rates: Basic Tent Site $18 - $46, RV Sites $32 - $69
Nearby Attractions: Yosemite National Park

Turlock Lake State Recreation Area

Location: 28000 S. Austin Road, on the Stanislaus River near Ripon, CA
(209) 599-3810
Park Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Swimming, Launch Ramp, Boating, Water-skiing, Fishing
Campsite Amenities: 65 Campsites, Picnic Table, Stove, Food Locker, Trailers to 24', RVs to 27' (no hook-ups)
Website: Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
Reservations: (800) 444-7275 or Reserve America
Rates: $36

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More Area RV Parks



Yosemite Westlake Campground & RV Park

6554 Greeley Hill Road, Coulterville, CA
(4 miles from north shore of Lake McClure)
(209) 878-3847
Facilities: 21 RV Sites, Showers, BBQ, Catch-and-Release Fishing Pond, Dump Station
RV and Tent Sites: Full Hook-ups, 30/50 Amp, Picnic Tables
Rates for 2 People: RV Sites $24.95, Tent Sites $12.95

Yosemite West/Mariposa KOA

6323 Highway 140, Midpines
(22 miles from Lake McClure)
Information: (209) 966-2201
Reservations: (800) 562-991
Yosemite West/Mariposa KOA
Summer Rates for 2: Tent Sites about $45 per night, RV Sites about $55 per night

Mariposa Fairgrounds

5007 Fairgrounds Rd., Mariposa
(17 miles from Bagby Campground)
(209) 966-2432
Mariposa Fairgrounds Camping
Facilities: Lawns, Shade Trees, Picnic Area, Dump Stations, Restrooms, Showers
RV Sites: Electric and Water Hook-ups, Picnic Table
Tent Sites: Picnic Tables
Rates: RVs $30 - $35 per night, Tents $20 per night

Indian Flat Campground

9988 Hwy. 140, El Portal, CA
(42 miles from Bagby Campground)
(209) 379-2339
Indian Flat Campground
Facilities: Use of neighboring lodge's pool, also have two cabins with kitchenettes, Showers, Dump Station
RV Sites: 25 RV Sites, Water and Electric Hook-ups, Some Sewer Hook-ups also.
Tent Sites: 25 Tent Sites
Summer Rates: RV with Full Hook-ups $48, Water and Electric only $42, Tent Sites $30


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