The McConnell campground offers 21 family sites situated comfortably in the shade of sycamore and cottonwood trees. You’ll find yourself grillin’ and BBQ’in up a storm here, especially since these campsites have the most exciting amenity we’ve come across in a while: hibachi grills. We’re sorry, what? HIBACHI grills? Yes. Seriously. So bring some exciting food items to throw in there (and in the provided food lockers when you’re not cooking). Sites also have bathrooms, pay and use showers (yup, hot water!), picnic tables, piped water, and rock fireplaces. ROCK fireplaces! Again, what? Pretty sweet hook-ups here for you campfire or grill aficionados. So get out there and start campin’!
Campsite area
Tent or motorhome pitches
21 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


McConnell is right on the Merced River, where you’ll find many of the park’s campers canoeing or leisurely rafting. This sight ...Read more


Catfish, black bass and perch, oh my! The Merced River has plenty of awesome fish for you to hang out with. Stand in the shade ...Read more


If you want to stroll around the woods and wander away from the populated riverbanks, McConnell has a sweet trail from the camp...Read more


No rentals here folks, so bring your canoe or kayak if you wanna row ‘round McConnell. You’ll be in good company if you do; can...Read more


Don’t think it’s possible to cool down in the San Joaquin Valley? Well then you haven’t been to McConnell. Here you can take a ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at McConnell Campground.

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Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia A.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

It's pefect for families, if you Don't mind swimming in a river. The water is warm, clean and flowing..never standing still. Nice small campground to ride bikes around. Nice group area. More of a Parking area has been added. Very nice n shady. Bathrooms could use more cleaning. But people should be cleaner too.
Me and my grandkids love it here. We also brought our Junior aged kids from our church here for an outing. It was great. Just keep an eye out for them in the river as some areas get deeper and not safe for non- swimmers. Have fun..stay safe❤

Hipcamper Jamie M.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2018
McConnell State Recreation Area
United States
Phone Number
(209) 394-7755
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37.416° N, 120.711° W
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