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

Apr
14
2017 "Fireworks Spectacular"
The "Fireworks on the Water" show will be held at Don Pedro Lake, Sunday July 2nd, 2017.
Apr
11
TRAFFIC ADVISORY
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close eastbound and westbound State Route 120 at the James E. Roberts Bridge in Tuolumne County for bridge work. The bridge will be CLOSED WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT (April 12-13) from 5pm to 6am. Detours are in place and can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist10/JamesRobertsBridge/index.htm Also, eastbound and westbound State Route 120 (SR-120) at the James E.
Mar
17
TRAFFIC ADVISORY
The State Route 120/James E. Roberts Bridge week long closure has been re-scheduled and will be closed for a full week, from 5:00 a.m. the morning of Monday, March 27, through the morning of Monday, April 3rd. Following the 24/7 closure, the bridge will need to close a few additional nights for the removal of material and equipment.
Mar
13
THE LOWER (MAIN) BLUE OAKS LAUNCH RAMP IS OPEN.
The lake level has dropped enough to re-open up this ramp for vessel launch. LAKE LEVELS MAY RISE AGAIN, SO NO OVERNIGHT PARKING IS PERMITTED IN THIS LOWER BLUE OAKS LAUNCH RAMP PARKING LOT.
Mar
07
TRAFFIC ADVISORY
The State Route 120/James E. Roberts Bridge is scheduled to be closed for a full week, from 5:00 a.m. the morning of Monday, March 20, through the morning of Monday, March 27. Following the 24/7 closure, the bridge will need to close a few additional nights for the removal of material and equipment.
Mar
03
Blue Oaks Launch Ramp Opens
THE UPPER BLUE OAKS LAUNCH RAMP IS NOW OPEN. Please stay between the red and green channel markers when boating to and from this launch ramp. The water is very shallow on both sides of this channel. This launch ramp may be subject to closure due to changing lake elevation.
Feb
27
PUBLIC ADVISORY

DON PEDRO LAKE RECREATIONAL BOATING REOPENING TODAY! Click here for more information

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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.