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Sep
14
VETERANS DAY IS NOVEMBER 11th!

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 Wednesday, November 9th! Click here for flyer.

Aug
31
*****Important Info*****

Please do not swim within 50 yards of marinas or vessels connected to AC Shore Power due to the risk of Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). ESD results from the passage of typically low level AC - Alternating Current in freshwater through the body at a sufficient level to cause skeletal muscular paralysis. The victim is rendered unable to help themselves and they drown. If the electric current is high enough, electrocution can also occur. ESD is caused by electric current leaking into freshwater around boats & docks that are connected to AC shore power.

Aug
09
*****Attention Boaters!*****
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.
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.
No need to stockpile your quarters when camping at Don Pedro Lake’s developed campgrounds. Hot showers are available at no charge!