For the first time, Dirtybird Campout West Coast will be located at the incredible Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds. We are super stoked about our new location, and we know you’re going to love it, too. What’s exciting is that the campground features a huge lake perfect for swimming and other water activities. And since it’s Campout, we want to make sure you take full advantage of all the water fun!
We encourage everyone to get in the water and swim! We want you to have the most fun possible while at Campout, and enjoy the great outdoors. After all, this is camping. And since we’ll be in an actual county park, we do have some rules we need to cover.
Here are some guidelines to make sure you have the best experience possible.
There will be swimming allowed in specific areas of the site with Lifeguards on duty during swimming hours.
Like with most swimming pools, diving is NOT allowed. Just don’t do it. Don’t be that person that tries to look cool with a swan dive and hits their head on a rock and ruins it for everyone.
Wait 30 minutes after eating to swim. Just kidding, that’s a myth.
Blow up toys, floaties, and inflatables are allowed, but they can’t be bigger than an average person. So leave your giant inflatable bouncy house at home. #sorrynotsorry
Beach toys are encouraged. Bust out that beach ball collecting dust in your closet or that paddle ball set that hasn’t seen the light of day in years.
Fishing & Boating
How about giving fishing a try? The lake is often restocked with traditional Rainbow Trout, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, and Bluegill. Make sure you get your fishing license first so that what you catch is legit. There will be license enforcement teams on the water. Click here
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This is a huge reservoir with incredible wildlife areas and islands to explore. We welcome non- motorized boats including row boats, kayaks, and canoes. No motorized watercraft will be allowed to enter Dirtybird Campout. All water vessels will be inspected by park staff upon arrival at the front gate security checkpoint, so make sure you’re following all the rules here.
Chemicals & Bad Stuff
No gas cans or generators are allowed in the park. All fuel areas including generators must have spill containment.
While we appreciate you practicing clean hygiene, please don’t bath in the lake with any biodegradable soaps or shampoos or wash any dishes or clothes with detergents. We have showers and areas for that. The reservoir water is actually turned into drinking water and soaps are hard to remove from the source. As much as we love bubbles, I’m sure you don’t want to
And please be respectful of the natural surroundings and wildlife. There are many protected wildlife refuge areas to enjoy by water or hiking. Don’t be a litterbug and pick up after yourself like a decent human being that we know you are.