Swanson Reservoir State Recreation Area offers 64 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups spread over two campgrounds. 17 are at Macklin and 47 are located at Spring Canyon Campground. Both offer modern restrooms and showers.
An additional 150 or so primitive sites are available on the sandy beach surrounding the lake. Camping areas include Trail 3, Trail 4 and Trail 7.
The beaches are kept well groomed and are popular with campers. Two dump stations are on site, and firewood is provided. A sand volleyball court is also available.