8:00 am to Sunset
George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area
Closure NoticeMay 31, 2019: Vehicle access to the George Hatfield SRA day-use parking lot is closed due to high levels in the Merced River.
The campground lot remains open to vehicles and foot traffic. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
This park is in the San Joaquin valley and is surrounded by the Merced River. The park has many trees and is home to various wildlife, especially birds. Swimming, fishing and picnicking are popular activities.
From Interstate 5, take the Newman exit into Newman and continue east on County Road J-18 for five miles; the park entrance is just past the San Joaquin River bridge.
4394 North Kelly Road
Hilmar, CA 95324
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended