McDowell Campground

Area Status: Open

Campground has pullouts for campers.  Opportunities include day use and overnight camping.

Campsites on Lake McClellan. The lake, which is in the background, is currently dry. USDA Forest Service Photo.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Currently, Lake McClellan is dry. The lake is prone to drought and low water conditions throughout the year. The reservoir has gone dry several times since 2000. If you need more information, please call the Black Kettle Ranger District.
Fees: $3 for day use.10/night for single unit, $15 for electric sites. If you do not have a pass, you may purchase one online, or look for the Pay Station on site. Envelopes for payment are in the box next to the fee tube. CASH OR CHECK ONLY at pay station.
Open Season: Year round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Pampa, Texas.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: The Cibola honors all types of America the Beautiful passes which are available for purchase at the Cibola Supervisor's Office and at all district offices. Day use passes can be purchased online.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Black Kettle and McClellan Creek National Grasslands (580) 497-2143

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Campground has picnic tables, grills and 2 vault toilets.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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