McClure Point Campground

Lake McClure


Lake McClure


Lake McClure, CA

Lake McClure
Attractions and Activities

Lake McClure is known for its outstanding facilities for boaters and campers. Those camped at McClure Point Campground are close to swimming areas and a marina.

  • Explore by boat miles of shoreline with dozens of inlets and coves.
  • 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.
  • 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 Barrett Cove Regulations

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

McClure Point Campground

McClure Point Campground sits on the western shore of Lake McClure only a short distance from Don Pedro Lake. Spread across a peninsula, the McClure Point overlooks the lake. Visitors to Lake McClure enjoy houseboating, cruising, fishing, and waterskiing. Near the campground is a marina and boat launch ramps, a store, a swimming lagoon, and a picnic area.

McClure Point Campground has 100 campsites. Among those are 52 sites with water and electric hook-ups. The other sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

McClure Point Campground Basics
McClure Point Campground Location: Lake McClure Road, 33 miles northeast of Merced, 47 miles east of Modesto
Elevation: 920 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Modesto - 47 miles
Merced - 33 miles
Number of Sites: 100
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 McClure Point Campground
Reservations available year-round up to 1 year in advance, also available first-come, first-served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
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: McClure Point Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 4:00 PM, 2:00 PM

McClure Point Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; partial hook-ups at some sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes (free)
Dump station: Yes
Campground Map: McClure Point Campground Map
Attactions near McClure Point Campground: Find a marina with a boat launch ramp at McClure Point. Cool off in the swimming lagoon. Shop in the camp store. Anglers appreciate the fish cleaning station. Head upstream to the Merced River.


General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites 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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