Lake McSwain Recreation Area

County Park

2 Reviews
Lake McClure Road Snelling, CA 95369 209-354-2960 Reservations: 855-800-2267 Official Website

GPS: 37.5218, -120.3029

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Overview of Lake McSwain Recreation Area

Number of Sites 111

Elevation 453 ft

Max Length 40 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Lake McSwain Recreation Area 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 11/6/2018
0bars
AT&T
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 11/6/2018
0bars
Sprint
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 11/6/2018
1 review
“Little bit of paradise ”

Reviewed 11/6/2018

Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 30
Site Number: G10
Overall Rating

I have been camping here for a while already, the rangers are very friendly and keep the camping very clean and tied.

They have a lot of the sites, many are electric and water and 22 sites full hookup. They have a special rate for more than 7 days that is $18.00 full hookup but you need to call them, online you don’t have this rate.

On weekends are pretty busy, on weekdays is peaceful, very close to the lake, that you are able to fish or just relax at the beach. This is my favorite camping in Central California so far.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
0bars
AT&T
0bars
Sprint
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Silvia would stay here again

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The Cappy's
SD 32' Dutchmen Denali 289RK Dodge Ram 2500
51 reviews
“Great quiet lake in the off season”

Reviewed 11/2/2018

Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: F2
Overall Rating

We were originally headed to McClure further up but a friend highly suggested this lake and we're glad we stopped in for a few days (Thur-Sat). A mix of sites with full hook-ups (further from lake), elec/water only, or water only (next to the lake). We chose an electric site within sight and walking distance to the lake to launch our kayaks. Very peaceful in the off season but ranger told us the weekend before (pre-Halloween) and the following weekend (Veteran's Day) are nearly full with reservations. Only reason for 4 star vs 5 is they charged $4 for our dog (on top of the $28 for the site)! That's 15% of the site fee! We also had lots of flies at our site.

There is a dump station onsite with 3 lanes. The bathrooms/showers in the C/D/E/F loops were old and not well maintained (woman's shower stall was falling off the wall).

There is a marina store onsite but the hours were reduced in the off season (8:30-2:00 Fri-Sun). We would stay here again but only in the spring or fall/winter as it gets VERY hot here in the summer. We had high 70s in early November.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

The Cappy's would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • marina
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • general store
  • group sites
  • propane
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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