Welcome to Don Pedro Lake!
News & Announcements
Due to overhead construction on the James E. Roberts (Hwy. 120) Bridge, a portion of the lake beneath the bridge has been closed by floating safety booms. Boaters may pass under the bridge through the opening that is currently on the west side of the bridge. Please slow your vessel speed and boat through this area with caution. These safety booms and an opening for passing boaters will remain in place as work continues on the bridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don Pedro Dam construction began in 1967 and was completed in 1971 at a cost of $105 million.