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Aug
11
****LOW WATER UPDATE****

Due to the extended drought, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp is now down to two concrete lanes. Please expect extended wait times of up to 1 hour during peak weekend hours to launch and retrieve your boat.

*We thank you in advance for your patience, courtesy and compliance with DPRA staff member instructions.*

Aug
05
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 5th!
Aug
01
****Low Water Update****
Fleming Meadows launch ramp is now at 2 lanes and Moccasin Point offers an unimproved launch area for shallow hulled vessels.
Jul
16
BOAT LAUNCH RAMP UPDATE
Improved launching for all vessels including large, deep hulled boats is available at Fleming Meadows and an unimproved launch area for shallow hulled vessels is now open for use at Moccasin Point!
Jul
11
***Low Water Operations Update***
The Moccasin Point Recreation Area campground is open, but due to water levels, the Moccasin Point boat launch ramp is now closed. Barring unforeseen circumstances, an alternate launch ramp at Moccasin Point that will accommodate shallow draft vessels should be ready in the next week. Check back for updates on its status. Don't forget that the boat launch ramp at Fleming Meadows Recreation Area at the west end of the lake remains fully operational.
Jun
30
**Low Water Update**

The Blue Oaks boat launch ramp is no longer available for boat launching. Please use the Fleming Meadows Recreation Area boat launch that is located at 11500 Bonds Flat Road. The Moccasin Point boat launch ramp is also in service. Don Pedro Lake still has plenty of water for all of your water activities.  Check out the webcam on our homepage.  REMINDER: There will not be a Fourth of July Fireworks show this year at Don Pedro Lake.

Jun
25
Independence Day Holiday Weekend
The Holiday weekend is fast approaching and Don Pedro Lake still has several campsites available in the Blue Oaks Campground. Call today to make your camping reservation or reserve on-line.
Jun
20
***Lake Level Update***
All three launch ramps are still in use at Don Pedro Lake! The most recent water level projections show that the Blue Oaks launch ramp will still be available for use until the end of June. The Moccasin Point launch ramp will still be in use through the July 4th weekend. Fleming Meadows will still have 5 lanes of launching through mid August before it reduces to 2 lanes! Please remember the following changes because of the low water levels: *There will not be a Fourth of July fireworks show this year.
Jun
10
**LOW WATER UPDATE**
•FLEMING MEADOWS boat launch ramp projected to be open all year but will reduce from 5 lanes to 2 lanes in mid-July. •BLUE OAKS camping areas “B”, “C”, and “D” will be open only on holiday weekends. Boat launch ramp closure projected for mid to late-June. •MOCCASIN POINT camping areas “D” and “E” closed for 2014. Boat launch ramp closure projected for late-June early July. Alternate unimproved launching may be available for smaller watercraft after ramp closure. •FIREWORKS SHOW for the July 4th holiday will not take place in 2014.
Jun
06
******ATTENTION*****

Moccasin Point Marina (MPM) will be closing its water based operations on June 9th due to projected low water levels this year. Starting June 14th Moccasin Point Marina will have a land based store open across from the storage units. Store hours will be 8:00am-4:30pm Thursday thru Monday. Fuel will NOT be available at Moccasin Point after June 9th.

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Water from Don Pedro Lake is primarily used for irrigating the farm land that falls within the Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District boundaries. It is also used for power generation, and adds to the drinking water supply for City of Modesto. Don Pedro Dam also provides flood control for California’s Central Valley.