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.
Due to the low water levels projected for 2015, the following changes are taking place:
- FLEMING MEADOWS boat launch ramp is projected to be open all year with 1-2 lanes available.
- BLUE OAKS camping areas “B”, “C”, and “D” will be open only on holiday weekends. Boat launch ramp is closed.
- MOCCASIN POINT camping areas "C", “D” and “E” closed for 2015. Alternate unimproved launching is currently available for smaller watercraft.
- The 4th of July Fireworks show will not take place in 2015.
Reservations are accepted by mail, phone, in person at the Visitor Center, or on-line at donpedrolake.com Reservations are accepted up to one (1) year but no less than two (2) days in advance of the indicated date of arrival. All reservations must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made. The Reservation Office located in the Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm (closed for lunch 12-1) and can be reached at 209-852-2396, ext. 3.
RV hookup campsites have water, sewer and electricity (30 amp RV plus 2 standard 20 amp 120V outlets) hookups, paved parking pad, table and barbecue/fire ring at each site, plus hot showers in developed restrooms. Except hookup at the Blue Oaks Campground which does not offer sewer hookup. Regular campsites have paved parking pads, picnic tables, food lockers, barbecue/fire ring at each site, plus access to potable water and hot showers in designated restrooms. RV units that are self contained may use regular campsites. Each campground has a sewage dump station.
Minimums and Maximums
A minimum stay of two(2) consecutive nights is required to make a reservation per campsite. On holiday weekends, a three(3) night minimum stay is required. Maximum length of stay in campground between 5/1 - 9/30 is 14 consecutive nights(2 weeks). Maximum length of stay in campground between 10/1 - 4/30 is 3 months consecutive stay. The campground must then be vacated for 48 hours before returning to it.
Check-In / Check-out
Check-out time is 2 pm. Check-in time is 4 pm.
Pets are NOT ALLOWED IN DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS unless they are a Service Animal under the immediate control of the disabled person. Campers may have pets in undeveloped/boat-in camp areas only (see navigational map in boating section).
CHANGE OF DATE/SITE: Contact the reservation office at least 24 hours in advance of your current scheduled date of arrival. Your new date of arrival must be at least two days (2) from the date you call. A $10.00 Change fee (plus any additional fees due to nightly/weekly rate increases) will be charged per campsite.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made by phone, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1p.m. to 4 p.m., at least 7 days prior to the arrival date to request a Refund - less a $10.00 refund fee (per site) and a $10.00 reservation fee (per site). A Voucher may be requested less a $10.00 reservation fee (per site). Cancellations received less then 7 days in advance will only be eligible for a Voucher, less the $10.00 (per site) reservation fee . You must give at least a 24-hour notice and cancellations must be made by the person named on the reservation.
For more information, call: 209-852-2396, ext. 3