Bagby Campground

Lake McClure


Lake McClure


Bagby Boat Launching Facility, Lake McClure, CA

Bagby Boat Launching Facility

Lake McClure
Attractions and Activities

Lake McClure is known for its outstanding facilities for boaters and campers. Those camped at Bagby Campground are at a more secluded area of the lake.

  • Fish for Kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, brook trout, black bass, spotted bass, crappie, and catfish.
  • Boat and waterski over 7,000 surface acres in this 20-mile long lake.
  • Explore by boat miles of shoreline with dozens of inlets and coves.
  • Take advantage of the 3 marinas for boat rentals, launch ramps and docking.
  • Visit nearby Moccasin Creek Fish Hatchery.
  • Yosemite Valley is only 55 miles away.
  • Explore the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.
  • Visit historic Mariposa and Coulterville.
  • Visit the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa.

Key Bagby Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours extend from 11 PM to 7 AM.
  2. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  3. Dogs must be leashed and attended.
  4. Campfires are allowed in appropriate fire-rings and other containment depending on wind and weather conditions and may change anytime.

Bagby Campground

Bagby Campground is located on the far eastern arm of Lake McClure where the Merced River feeds into the lake. The campground is only a short distance off Highway 49 south of Coulterville. Visitors to Bagby Campground like its quiet location along the river and its more intimate campground setting. Fishing for trout is especially good here.

Bagby Campground has 30 campsites. Among those are 10 sites with water and electric hook-ups. The other sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The campsites are about a half mile upstream from the boat launching facility.

Bagby Campground Basics
Bagby Campground Location: Off Highway 49, ten miles south of Coulterville
Elevation: 840 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Modesto - 62 miles
Merced - 60 miles
Number of Sites: 30
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8
Vehicles per Site: 2 ($8 for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended ($4 per night)
Merced Irrigation District Parks Dept.: (209) 354-2960

Reservations at Bagby Campground
Reservations available year-round up to 1 year in advance, also available first-come, first-served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: no limit designated
Wheelchair accessible sites: some accessible sites
High Season Fees
(May 16 - September 15):
Hook-up sites - $34
Standard sites - $25
Discounts for military and seniors
Low Season Fees: Hook-up sites - $28
Standard sites - $22
Discounts for military and seniors
Reservations: Bagby Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 4:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Bagby Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; partial hook-ups at some sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: No
Campground Map: Bagby Campground Map
Attractions near Bagby Campground: Enjoy a picnic area and launch ramp. Fish in the Merced River. Visit historic Coulterville and Mariposa.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites at Bagby Campground can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

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