Water from Don Pedro Lake is primarily used for irrigating the farm land that falls within the Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District boundaries. It is also used for power generation, and adds to the drinking water supply for City of Modesto. Don Pedro Dam also provides flood control for California’s Central Valley.
News & Announcements
The lake level has been rising 1/2 to 1 foot per day this week so the unimproved low water launch ramp at Moccasin Point is now open for small shallow draft vessel launch! The lake is not yet very deep in this area so please stay between the red and green channel markers when exiting and returning to this launch ramp.
The shower restroom in the Fleming Meadows hook-up camping "H" area, near campsites H-29, H-53 and H-56, will be closed in December and January while it is being renovated. The other shower restroom in that area, near campsites H-35, H-38, H-59 and H-60 remains open for use. Please consider this when reserving a campsite or arriving for a first come - first serve camping stay between December 2015 and February, 2016.
The Tuolumne River Arm debris barrier booms containing the floating debris have been moved further upstream. Lake access to the Moccasin Pt. Recreation Area has been re-opened. Debris barrier booms will be moved further up the Tuolumne River Arm as lake elevation and conditions permit.
Recent storms have brought additional floating woody debris into the upper Don Pedro Reservoir. While these storms persist, the Tuolumne River Arm Debris Barrier booms containing this debris will remain closed. Vessel access to the Moccasin Pt. Recreation Area is currently blocked just east of the Jacksonville Bridge. These booms will be moved further upstream and this access will be restored as soon as conditions permit.
The Fleming Meadows Launch Ramp will be temporarily closed on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 AM until approximately 12:00 noon for launch ramp surface maintenance. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we are excited for the work to be done!
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 Thursday, November 5th! For Reservations, call 209-852-2396, ext. 3
Come for a two night stay, 10/2-10/4, in a full hook-up site for only $50. Many sites available. No reservations needed. http://camp-california.com/Places-To-Go/space-for-50-weekend.html