Hiking / Biking Developed trails at Blue Oaks and Moccasin Point offer another way to explore the area. Read More Read more Hiking / Biking
Visitor's Center Unique architecture, information about the recreation, cultural and natural resources of the area, and a great view await the visitor at 10201 Bonds Flat Road, La Grange, CA. Read More Read more Visitor's Center
Camping At Don Pedro Lake you can choose your favorite way to camp, from primitive camping along the shore (dispersed area camping), to tent camping in a developed camping area (love the hot showers!), to camping with your RV. Read More Read more Camping
Boating Ski boats, bass boats, kayaks/canoes, sailboats, houseboats or personal watercraft… Whatever type boat you have, Don Pedro Lake has lots of room to “float your boat”. Read More Read more Boating
Sunset at its finest Set in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada, spectacular sunsets are seen as the day gives way to the calm of evening. Read More Read more Sunset at its finest
Fishing Multiple species of bass, salmon, trout, crappie, catfish, and other pan fish call Don Pedro Lake their home. Come catch your preference! Read More Read more Fishing
The Lake 160 miles of shoreline encompass the 13,000 surface acres when the lake is full. Launch ramps offering access to the lake are available in the three developed recreation areas: Blue Oaks, Fleming Meadows and Moccasin Point. Read More Read more The Lake
Come See Nature Experience the thrill of seeing a bald eagle as it plucks a fish from the water or the sound of the night’s silence broken by the call of a coyote. Read More Read more Come See Nature
Watersports Waterskiing, wake-boarding/skating/surfing, tubing, kneeboarding and more, the various arms of the lake offer just the right water for the activity in which you prefer to take part. Read More Read more Watersports

Welcome to Don Pedro Lake!

News & Announcements

Oct
17
VETERANS DAY IS NOVEMBER 11, 2017
In honor of Veterans Day, active military personnel and veterans are invited to camp and use the recreation area at no charge all week beginning Wednesday, November 8th! For Reservations, call 209-852-2396, ext. 3.
Sep
08
*****Important Info*****
The contractor working on the James E. Roberts (Hwy. 120) Bridge at the northern end of Don Pedro Lake will begin removing the Safe Span structure that is suspended beneath the bridge beginning Sept. 11. Work will take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 am to 3 pm. Removal of this structure is expected to take four to five weeks. PLEASE DO NOT BOAT UNDER AREAS OF THE BRIDGE WHERE ACTIVE OVERHEAD SPAN REMOVAL IS OCCURRING.
Aug
30
"FREE FISHING DAY"
Mark your calendars to come fishing at Don Pedro Lake on September 2nd! The Don Pedro Recreation Agency's vehicle day use fee will be waived for anglers that day in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Free Fishing Day" - no fishing license will be required (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing/Free-Fishing-Days)! It's the perfect opportunity to encourage a non-angler to try out the sport!
Aug
30
"FREE FISHING DAY"
Mark your calendars to come fishing at Don Pedro Lake on September 2nd! The Don Pedro Recreation Agency's vehicle day use fee will be waived for anglers that day in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Free Fishing Day" - no fishing license will be required (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing/Free-Fishing-Days)! It's the perfect opportunity to encourage a non-angler to try out the sport!
Jul
25
Special Board of Control Meeting
A Special Meeting of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Board of Control has been scheduled for July 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at CCSF, Hetch Hetchy at Moccasin, 1 Lakeshore Drive, Moccasin, CA 95347
Jul
17
New Concessionaire
The Don Pedro Recreation Agency, which manages recreation operations at Don Pedro Lake, welcomes Suntex Marinas as its new concessionaire to manage Lake Don Pedro Marina and Moccasin Point Marina. Suntex will manage boat, personal watercraft, kayak and paddleboard rentals as well as boat slips, dry storage, a full-service houseboat construction and repair facility, café, and convenience store at the two marinas. A Special Meeting of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Board of Control has been scheduled for July 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. for the public to meet Suntex personnel.
Jun
28
Bonds Flat Road Reopens
Turlock Irrigation District is pleased to announce that the reconstruction of Bonds Flat Road near Lake Don Pedro Is now complete, and the road between Blue Oaks Recreation Area and the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Headquarters will be temporarily reopened to all traffic beginning today at 4:00 p.m. However, due to the "Fireworks on the Water" show Sunday, July 2, the road will be closing again from 8:00 a.m. Sunday through midnight for traffic control. The road will reopen to all traffic at 12:00 a.m. Monday, July 3rd and will remain open after that time.

Don Pedro Lake

La Grange, CA US

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Primitive camping along the lakeshore, known as Dispersed Area Camping, is a unique and popular activity that allows Don Pedro Lake campers to travel by boat and set up camp along the water’s edge in primitive locations. Such use requires a Dispersed Area Camping/Lake Navigation Map and permit (obtain at the entrance station - first come first serve). Campers are reminded that open fires are not allowed and to be prepared for primitive conditions. “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints”…