McConnell State Recreation Area

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The McConnell State Recreation Area is on the banks of the Merced River, about two miles northeast of Livingston (on U.S. Route 99 between Turlock and Merced). Fishing is popular for catfish, black bass and perch. There are picnic, camping and play areas.

Proposed for closure

The McConnell State Recreation Area was one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program.[1]


  1. ^ List Of Calif. Parks To Close In Budget Proposal Archived February 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Official web page
  • Virtual Guidebook page with panoramic image

Coordinates: 37°24′55″N 120°42′40″W / 37.41528°N 120.71111°W / 37.41528; -120.71111

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