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The Lake

More than 14 million people have visited Don Pedro Lake since 1971. With 160 miles of shoreline and nearly 13,000 surface acres (at maximum lake level), visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, water sports, swimming and camping. One of the highlights of the year is the annual fireworks show over the lake celebrating the Fourth of July.

Don Pedro Recreation Agency offers campsites at three campgrounds: Fleming Meadows and Blue Oaks located on the west shore, and Moccasin Point located on the east shore.

Blue Oaks

Nestled in the rolling foothills adjacent to Don Pedro Lake is Blue Oaks Recreation Area. Campers awake to scenic views of the central valley or the sunrise over the water of Don Pedro Lake. The campground offers campsites with either partial hookups (water and power) or without hookups - perfect for either RV's and/or tents. The facility also has a boat launching ramp, fish cleaning station, sewage dump station, a group camping area (for up to 200 people) complete with covered dining area and electric hookups for RV's, restrooms with hot showers (no additional charge) and a hiking trail.

Number of Camp Sites: 34 partial hookup campsites, 161 tent campsites (Blue Oaks Campground Map)

  • Boat Launch - Lake (Navigational) Map
  • Group Picnic Area (by reservation)
  • Camping (partial hookups and no hookups)
  • Group Camping
  • Restrooms / Showers

Fleming Meadows

Fleming Meadows Recreation Area offers different camping loops for full hook-up campsites, tent campsites and walk-in campsites. Featuring a 2-acre swimming lagoon, complete with sand bottom/beach area, large grass lawn area, snack shack and picnic area. Fleming Meadows also offers a group picnic area, horseshoe pits, ball field, volley ball court, boat launch ramp, fish cleaning station, hot showers (no additional charge), sewage dump station, camp store, and full service marina.

Number of Camp Sites: 90 full hookup, 176 non-hookup and walk-in tent campsites (Fleming Meadows Campground Map)

  • Boat Launch - Lake (Navigational) Map
  • Day-use Picnic Area
  • Group Picnic Area (by reservation)
  • Swimming Lagoon
  • Restrooms / Showers

Moccasin Point

Set in the scenic canyon along the Tuolumne River arm and Moccasin Bay arm of Don Pedro Lake, Moccasin Point Recreation Area offers RV (full hookup) and tent camping, restrooms with hot showers (at no extra charge), RV sewage dump station, walking trails, picnic area, boat launch ramp, fish cleaning station and full service marina. The confluence of Moccasin Creek and Don Pedro Lake is located adjacent to the campground making this facility a great base for both flat water and stream fishing opportunities.

Number of Camp Sites: 18 full hookup campsites, 78 non hookup campsites (Moccasin Point Campground Map)

Visitor Center

With its unique round architecture overlooking Don Pedro Dam and reservoir, the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center offers a stunning view of the Yosemite back-country peaks of Mt. McClure, Mt. Lyell, Mt. Florence and Mt. Clark. Interpretive exhibits highlighting the Don Pedro Recreation Area, the local area history, construction of the reservoir and dams along the Tuolumne River watershed and the flora and fauna of the area are housed by the building. The building also serves as the Don Pedro Recreation Agency's headquarters.

Spring wildflower displays as viewed from the visitor center are exceptional, with the face of the dam covered with lupine and the surrounding hills covered in hues of yellow, white, purple and blue. The habitat around the visitor center attracts wildlife year around. Bald and golden eagles, osprey, red tail hawks and other raptors, waterfowl, a large variety of songbirds, deer, bobcat, coyote and many other native California foothill wildlife inhabitants are common visitors to the area around the facility.

Picnic tables and benches outside of the visitor center offer a chance to rest and enjoy the scenery.

Seasons Open: Year-round

Hours Open: May 15th - Sept. 15th, Daily (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.); Sept. 16th - May 14th, Monday - Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).


Numerous species of fish exist in Don Pedro Lake, including salmon! Kokanee, King and Silver salmon can be caught at the lake with the Kings reaching weights in excess of 10 lbs!