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
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
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
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
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

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News & Announcements

Boat Launching

Due to low lake elevation, Fleming Meadows launch ramp has been reduced to two lanes. Expect extended waits at the launch ramp during peak hours.

Moccasin Point alternate low water launch is still available for launching shallow draft vessels.

Please click here for more information.

2015 Low Water Planning Update

At today's water level, there are 6,750 acres of water surface on which to play and enjoy your favorite water activity. We are expecting that by the end of October, the lake will still have over 4,500 acres of surface area and the concrete launch ramp at Fleming Meadows will still be operating. Click here for more information.


Good news for those who have shallow draft boats and like to launch at Moccasin Point! The slowly rising water level at the lake has allowed the unimproved low water launch at Moccasin Point Recreation Area to be reopened. This launch area can be accessed by driving from the entrance station to the regular boat launch ramp, and then taking the roadway to the left at the base of the regular launch ramp.  Boat launching is also still available at the Fleming Meadows Campground.

The Fleming Meadows launch ramp will be closed again on Monday morning, 12/15/14, between the hours of approximately 9 a.m. and 12 noon in order to continue work on a powerhouse maintenance project. If possible, one lane will remain open, but it is not certain. Please plan to launch or retrieve your boat around those hours. Again, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Attention Boaters - The Fleming Meadows launch ramp will be closed Friday morning, 12/12/14, between the hours of approximately 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon in order to facilitate a powerhouse maintenance project. Please plan to launch or retrieve your boat around those hours. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Need a last minute gift for the watersports or fishing enthusiast on your list? Don Pedro Lake 2015 annual permit gift certificates are available now. Call (209) 852-2396 for more information.
Today's National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for the Rim Fire area (Tuolumne River Canyon) coupled with the precipitation forecast in the area has triggered closure of the debris booms in the Tuolumne River arm of Don Pedro Lake. The closure is located just upstream of Moccasin Bay. There is no estimate of when the boom will be reopened at this point in time, but we will post it here when it does occur.

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Numerous species of fish exist in Don Pedro Lake, including salmon! Kokanee, King and Silver salmon can be caught at the lake with the Kings reaching weights in excess of 10 lbs!