Don Pedro Lake

Location and Directions:

10201 Bonds Flat Rd.
La Grange, CA 95329
+3744'5.06", -12022'55.71"

     Don Pedro Lake is located in Toulumne County, approx. 40 miles east of Modesto. From I-5 take Highway 132 East to the lake.

General Info:

    The lake consists of 12,960 surface acres and 160 miles of shoreline. It is the fifth largest reservoir in California. There are numerous camping and boating facilities available. For more information contact: Don Pedro Recreational Agency, Box 160, La Grange, CA 95329 (209) 852-2396. Don Pedro Lake Website

  • - Blue Oaks Recreation Area : Boat launch, camping (34 partial hookup campsites, 161 tent campsites), picnicing, hiking, fish cleaning.
  • - Fleming Meadows Recreation Area : Boat launch, marina, camping (18 full hookup campsites, 78 non hookup campsites), swimming lagoon, picnicing, fish cleaning. (209) 852-2369
  • - Moccasin Point Recreation Area : Boat launch, marina, camping (90 full hookup, 176 non-hookup and walk-in tent campsites), picnicing, walking trail, fish cleaning.

Other lakes in the area:
Tulloch Reservior
New Melones Lake

Camping Info:

    There are three major campgrounds around the lake (see above) for $18-36 a night. Primitive lakeshore camping along undeveloped shorelines is also permitted. 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.

Boating Info:

    There are several boat ramps and marinas around the lake. Rentals are available.
- Moccasin Point Marina
- Lake Don Pedro Marina

Fishing Info:

    The lake is stocked regularly with rainbow trout in the winter and spring months by the CDFW. There are also brown trout, kokanee, king salmon, silver salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, carp and catfish here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.

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