8:00 am to Sunset
McConnell State Recreation Area
Due to dangerous currents and temperature, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office has ordered the shutdown of all public access to the Merced River. That includes McConnell State Recreation Area. The only recreation activity allowed is fishing from the riverbank. Individuals caught ignoring the order will be cited and fined, according to the sheriff’s office.
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: Up to 24 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 30 Feet
Dogs allowed only in campground.
Driving Directions to McConnell SRAThe recreation area is 4 miles east of Delhi. From the South Av exit off Hwy 99, go east to Pepper St, turn right. Continue south to 2nd Avenue, turn left. Proceed to McConnell Rd and the park entrance.
Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
Exhibits and Programs
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available
The park is on the banks of the Merced River. Fishing is popular for catfish, black bass and perch. There are picnic, camping and play areas.
The recreation area is five miles southeast of Delhi on Highway 99, south of Turlock.
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.