2019 Water Level & Beach Conditions
Irrigation season is underway and water levels are beginning to recede at Lake McConaughy, exposing more beach daily. At 3,258.1 feet elevation, Lake Mac is at 88.3% capacity (August 8). Water temperature varies around the lake, but was reported to be 74° at the dam. Check the 10 day forecast here: https://wxch.nl/2XqUQmh
How much beach is available? That depends on where you go. The slope of the beaches varies widely across the 100+ miles of shoreline. In some areas you will find a few yards, and in some areas several hundred feet. Beach camping areas fill up quickly on the weekends, but a weekday visit is often a good time to find a place.
Primitive camping is on a first-come,