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

Jul
21
State Route 120/James E. Roberts Bridge Project

The James E. Roberts Bridge Project on Hwy 120 in Tuolumne County is now under one-way traffic control and will be throughout the project. Drivers should expect 10 minute delays when crossing the bridge to and from Moccasin Point Campground. For more information click here: JamesRobertsBridge/Hwy120

Jun
27
******IMPORTANT******
Don Pedro Lake is NOT having a Fireworks show in 2016
Jun
15
*****ATTENTION CAMPERS!*****
Don Pedro Lake still has campsites available at Moccasin Point Campground and Blue Oaks Campground for the 4th of July weekend! Call the Reservation Office @ 209-852-2396, ext. 3, Mon-Fri, 8 am to 4 pm to make your reservations. You can also reserve campsites on this website by clicking the Reservation tab. Just a reminder - There will not be a 4th of July Fireworks Show at Don Pedro Lake in 2016.
May
27
Temporary Visitor's Center

Unfortunately the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Office and Visitor Center was destroyed by a fire on May 25. This was a historic building and is such a loss for the community.

We have a temporary Visitor’s Center set-up on site. If you need to contact us you can call 209-852-2396.

All campgrounds, boat launches, marinas and facilities are open and unaffected by the fire.

The weather is beautiful, the lake is full, the campgrounds are ready and we look forward to seeing everyone this Memorial Weekend to kick-off the 2016 Lake Don Pedro season.

May
27
Temporary Employment Applications

If you recently submitted an application for temporary employment we respectfully ask that you re-submit those applications to either the temporary DPRA office or to Turlock Irrigation District.

You can also mail them to PO Box 949, Turlock CA 95381.

Mar
09
****ATTENTION BOATERS****
The Blue Oaks Recreation Area launch ramp is now open and available for vessel launch! Boaters who use the Blue Oaks launch ramp are advised that the entire area from this ramp out to the 5 mph no wake buoys between Schoolhouse & Fleming Pt. will remain a slow 5 mph no wake zone until such time that lake level conditions allow for the removal of houseboat mooring from this area. Travel time from the Blue Oaks launch ramp to the 5 mph no wake buoys at no wake speed is approximately 25 minutes.
Mar
03
****ATTENTION BOATERS****
The main launch ramp at the Moccasin Pt. Recreation Area is now open for shallow draft vessel launching. The lake level should rise sufficiently to allow for deeper draft vessel launching from this ramp by Saturday March 5th.

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The crest of Don Pedro Dam is 855’ above sea level. The water in Don Pedro Lake is at its maximum elevation when it is 830’ above sea level.