George J. Hatfield SRA

State Recreation Area

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

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    call the park

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (209) 632-1852

  • Region

    Central Valley



  • Max Camper Length:

    30 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    30 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes


(209) 826-1197

First-come first-served camping, contact the park directly for information.

Operating Hours

call the park


4394 North Kelly Road Hilmar, CA 95324