General Info

MCR welcomes our visitors to enjoy all of the recreational opportunities that Merrill Creek has to offer, but we ask for your cooperation in being respectful to your fellow visitors, as well as MCR employees, and maintain social distancing as well as adhering to all rules and regulations.


Please note that the gates of the Facility may not open at normal times during periods of inclement weather.

Outdoor areas will be open from Sunrise to Sunset, seven days a week, year round, except where use restrictions are stated in the rules or posted at the location.

The Visitor’s Center remains closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Visitors Center is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week, year round, except for New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, July 4th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hands-on exhibits, dioramas and other displays may be seen in the Center. Also, brochures, pamphlets and general information are available.

Indoor restroom facilities are in the Visitors Center; outdoor facilities are available at the Boat Ramp, the Visitor’s Center and Inlet/Outlet Tower parking areas. No indoor restroom facilities are available at this time.

All litter must be deposited in appropriate trash containers. Take out what you take in. This includes pet waste bags. Do not leave them on the ground! Please recycle!

The Merrill Creek Owners Group reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to deny any person access to or to eject or remove any person from the Reservoir, the land and associated facilities. The right is further reserved to search any person or property on the premises, and to seize and confiscate any item or property that is prohibited from being on the premises, as well as to direct the cessation of any activity on the premises that the Merrill Creek Owners Group, in its sole and absolute discretion, deem to be potentially adverse to the interest, health, safety, peace or welfare of any person on the premises, the environment, or any activity or property on, or part of, the premises.

The Merrill Creek Owners Group is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.


The rules and regulations for Merrill Creek Reservoir are subject to change without notice.