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

The Tuolumne River Arm debris barrier boom is now open. Please watch for changeable conditions, such as, floating debris, sandbars, shallow areas and submerged hazards when boating in the upper Tuolumne River Arm as well as all other areas of Don Pedro Lake. The debris barrier boom may be subject to future closures due to upstream weather events.
Board of Control Meeting

Dornbusch Associates will be presenting their completed rate comparability analysis at the DPRA Board of Control meeting on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Don Pedro Board of Control Special Meeting

The Don Pedro Board of Control will be having a special meeting on February 27th, 1:30 p.m., at the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center. Click here for the Agenda

Need a Last Minute Gift Idea.....
Don Pedro Lake 2014 Annual Permit Gift Certificates are available now!
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.
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.

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

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No need to stockpile your quarters when camping at Don Pedro Lake’s developed campgrounds. Hot showers are available at no charge!