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

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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.

Free Fishing Day!

Interested in a relaxing day with friends and family?  Don Pedro Recreation Agency is offering free vehicle day use to anglers on September 5, 2015 in conjunction with the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife's free fishing day. Come and enjoy the fun, you just might get "hooked" on fishing! Click here for more information.

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!
Stay and Play at Moccasin Point Recreation Area!

The lake may be low, but the creek still flows strong down the middle of the receding lake waters of Moccasin Bay. The cool water that flows in Moccasin Creek not only offers trout fishing, wading and a cool reprieve from the warm temperatures of summer, it also creates a great habitat for bird watching. Click here to see local attractions.

Fireworks are not allowed......
PLEASE leave ALL fireworks at home (even "safe and sane"). Let's stay safe and fire free!

The Holiday weekend is fast approaching and Don Pedro Lake has campsites available. Call today to make your camping reservation or reserve on-line. Don Pedro Lake still has plenty of water for all of your water activities. Check out the webcam on our homepage. The Fleming Meadows boat launch ramp, located at 11500 Bonds Flat Road, is open for boat launching. REMINDER: There will not be a Fourth of July Fireworks show this year at Don Pedro Lake.

The Moccasin Point Recreation Area low water alternate ramp for shallow draft boats has been closed down to launching boats from a trailer until further notice. Boats that do not require backing a trailer into the water to launch (kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.) may continue to use the area.

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Don Pedro Dam construction began in 1967 and was completed in 1971 at a cost of $105 million.