Primitive Camping

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Primitive camping along the lakeshore, known as Dispersed Area Camping, is a unique and popular activity that allows Don Pedro Lake campers to travel by boat and set up camp along the water’s edge in primitive locations. Such use requires a Dispersed Area Camping/Lake Navigation Map and permit (obtain at the entrance station - first come first serve). Campers are reminded that open fires are not allowed and to be prepared for primitive conditions. “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints”…
Eagles are frequently seen at Don Pedro Lake. Annually, the Central Sierra Audubon Society in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management performs a mid-winter eagle count where not only bald and golden eagles are counted, ospreys are counted as well.