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Nov
16
ATTENTION
The November 17, 2017, Board of Control Special Meeting has been cancelled.
Nov
15
ATTENTION BOATERS!
Due to the current forecast for wet weather, the Tuolumne River Arm debris barrier boom located 5 miles upstream from the Moccasin Pt. Recreation Area has been closed. Two additional downstream debris barrier booms are still open. This boom will be re-opened as soon as conditions permit. These Debris Barrier booms will be periodically opened and closed throughout the rainy season based upon weather and Tuolumne River inflow forecasts.
Oct
17
VETERANS DAY IS NOVEMBER 11, 2017
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 8th! For Reservations, call 209-852-2396, ext. 3.
Sep
08
*****Important Info*****
The contractor working on the James E. Roberts (Hwy. 120) Bridge at the northern end of Don Pedro Lake will begin removing the Safe Span structure that is suspended beneath the bridge beginning Sept. 11. Work will take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 am to 3 pm. Removal of this structure is expected to take four to five weeks. PLEASE DO NOT BOAT UNDER AREAS OF THE BRIDGE WHERE ACTIVE OVERHEAD SPAN REMOVAL IS OCCURRING.
Aug
30
"FREE FISHING DAY"
Mark your calendars to come fishing at Don Pedro Lake on September 2nd! The Don Pedro Recreation Agency's vehicle day use fee will be waived for anglers that day in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Free Fishing Day" - no fishing license will be required (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing/Free-Fishing-Days)! It's the perfect opportunity to encourage a non-angler to try out the sport!
Aug
30
"FREE FISHING DAY"
Mark your calendars to come fishing at Don Pedro Lake on September 2nd! The Don Pedro Recreation Agency's vehicle day use fee will be waived for anglers that day in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Free Fishing Day" - no fishing license will be required (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing/Free-Fishing-Days)! It's the perfect opportunity to encourage a non-angler to try out the sport!
Jul
25
Special Board of Control Meeting
A Special Meeting of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Board of Control has been scheduled for July 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at CCSF, Hetch Hetchy at Moccasin, 1 Lakeshore Drive, Moccasin, CA 95347
Jul
17
New Concessionaire
The Don Pedro Recreation Agency, which manages recreation operations at Don Pedro Lake, welcomes Suntex Marinas as its new concessionaire to manage Lake Don Pedro Marina and Moccasin Point Marina. Suntex will manage boat, personal watercraft, kayak and paddleboard rentals as well as boat slips, dry storage, a full-service houseboat construction and repair facility, café, and convenience store at the two marinas. A Special Meeting of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Board of Control has been scheduled for July 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. for the public to meet Suntex personnel.
Jun
28
Bonds Flat Road Reopens
Turlock Irrigation District is pleased to announce that the reconstruction of Bonds Flat Road near Lake Don Pedro Is now complete, and the road between Blue Oaks Recreation Area and the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Headquarters will be temporarily reopened to all traffic beginning today at 4:00 p.m. However, due to the "Fireworks on the Water" show Sunday, July 2, the road will be closing again from 8:00 a.m. Sunday through midnight for traffic control. The road will reopen to all traffic at 12:00 a.m. Monday, July 3rd and will remain open after that time.
Jun
28
2017 "Fireworks Spectacular"

The "Fireworks on the Water" show will be held at Don Pedro Lake, Sunday July 2nd, 2017 @ 9:30 p.m. Arrival before 8:00 p.m. is highly recommended. For more information call - 209-852-2396, ext. 3.

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The old Don Pedro Dam still exists at Don Pedro Lake. Some 220’ under the water of a full lake, the old Don Pedro Dam is 1.5 miles upstream from the current dam’s location. Completed in 1923, it was, at the time, the world’s largest concrete gravity dam. The lake created by the old dam, with its storage capacity of 289.000 acre feet, was only 14% of the capacity of the current lake.