Welcome to Don Pedro Lake!
News & Announcements
Debris Boom Info
In the wake of the Rim Fire, which burned 25% of the Tuolumne River watershed upstream from Don Pedro Lake, there is potential for large amounts of woody debris and sediment to be washed into the lake during significant weather events this winter. Likewise, the Tuolumne River / Don Pedro Lake in the vicinity of Wards Ferry will potentially be subject to flash flooding that carries such sediment and debris downstream. Visitors to Wards Ferry are warned to stay clear of the area during rainfall events in the upstream watershed.
BOATING, CAMPING AND FISHING AT DON PEDRO LAKE!
Did you know that Don Pedro Lake is not a federal facility and is therefore not affected by the Government shutdown? We are open for business! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather - warm days, cool nights and calm waters.
JOB OPENING NOTICE
There is currently one full time regular job opening with Don Pedro Recreation Agency. Opening is for the position of Ranger I. Please review this and other job openings at TID by visiting the employment section of the Turlock Irrigation District Web Site. SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Human Resources Department, via our web site at www.tid.org
VETERANS DAY IS NOVEMBER 11th!
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 6th!
Free Fishing Day!
Interested in encouraging your family and friends to try fishing before having to invest in a state fishing license or vehicle day use fee at the lake? Don Pedro Recreation Agency is offering free vehicle day use to anglers on September 7,... 2013 in conjunction with the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife's free fishing day. Share the fun and maybe "hook" someone on a healthy, new sport! http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html
Reminder for Boaters.
The lake level is going down at this time of the year. As always, please boat cautiously and watch out for shallow depths especially along the areas of gently sloping shoreline, in coves and up the Tuolumne River Canyon where the river enters the lake.
The warm weather of summer beckons water activity, bringing about over 80% of the recreation use between the months of May and September. Even though the weather in spring and fall can be less predictable, some of the area’s most beautiful weather with comfortable temperatures occurs at that time.