Under current coronavirus health orders, the definition of local residency for access to Lakes McClure and McSwain been expanded to include Turlock, Denair, Hughson, Hickman, Waterford and Oakdale. Boating is now allowed, as is camping for those with RVs, motorhomes and trailers having self-contained restrooms. Bagby and Horseshoe Bend Recreation areas also opened this week.
Access to the reservoirs was suspended in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic under state health orders.
In addition to those communities recognized today, other nearby, local residents are considered to be the following:
Those from Mariposa County.
Those within 10 miles of the lakes as well as residents around Coulterville and La Grange.
Those from the Eastern Merced County communities of Snelling, Planada, Le Grand, Merced, Atwater, Winton, Cressey, Ballico and Livingston.
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