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While there are many informal pathways that lead between campsites, from the campsites to the lake’s edge and from road pull-outs to the lake’s edge, there are two developed trails for those who want to take a hike that will get them away from the hustle and bustle of the developed recreation facilities.

Blue Oaks Shoreline Trail

This trail is currently 3.5 miles from beginning to end. The out and back round trip is nearly 7 miles in length. It is open to hiking and bicycling. While it can be accessed from various points in the Blue Oaks campground, it begins at the Blue Oaks Group Camp area and parallels the lake shore to the vicinity of Buzzard Cove. For a printable copy of the Shoreline Trail brochure, click here.

Moccasin Point Lake View Trail
Moccasin Point Lake View Trail

The Moccasin Point Lake View Trail is a short hiking trail that runs from the entrance station area and overflow parking areas at Moccasin Point Recreation Area to the Launch Ramp parking area. It is relatively short, about 1 mile round trip, but offers a shady hike with views of the Moccasin Bay. Branching off of the trail and also accessed near the “A” and “B” camping area intersection is the short loop, “Manzanita Lookout Trail”. This short walk wraps around the hill through the twisted red trunks of manzanita and shade offered by the live oak trees, with great views of Moccasin Bay. A map of the trails at Moccasin Point can be printed here.

Manzanita Lookout Trail

Don Pedro Dam construction began in 1967 and was completed in 1971 at a cost of $105 million.