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
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
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
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
Hiking / Biking Developed trails at Blue Oaks and Moccasin Point offer another way to explore the area. Read More Read more Hiking / Biking

Welcome to Don Pedro Lake!

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.
Attention Campers
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.
***Attention Boaters***
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
How about camping this weekend?

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.

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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.