McCarthy Beach State Park

In the area

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Camping & Lodging


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Drive-in Sites

86 sites

Electric Sites

21 sites

RV Length Limit

40 feet

Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Walk-in Sites

3 sites

These are first-come, first-served sites in the Beatrice Lake Campground.

Horse Camp

Located in George Washington State Forest, Stony Brook Horse Campground. Not located in the park.

Although the horse campground is not located in McCarthy Beach State Park, they are managed by the park. The Stony Brook Horse Campground is located 9 miles from the park office. Trails connect the park to the horse camp.

Group Camp

1 Site - Accommodate up to 40 people

Site located on wooded bluff overlooking Big Sturgeon Lake, nestled between the picnic area and boat landing. Spigot for water and vault toilets available. May accommodate a few small camping trailers, but is primarily a tenting area.

Sanitation Facilities


Seasonal; Wheelchair accessible

The showers are available on a seasonal basis and are wheelchair accessible.

Flush Toilets

Seasonal; Wheelchair accessible

Facilities are available on a seasonal basis.

Vault Toilets

Year-round, Wheelchair accessible

Dump Station