Don Pedro Recreation Agency

Don Pedro Lake has over 160 miles of shoreline and hundreds of hidden coves and inlets, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills of California. The Lake is rated as one of California's best recreational lakes. With 13,000 surface acres of water, it's perfect for those who enjoy having fun on the water while skiing, houseboating, swimming and fishing.

Surrounded by rolling hills and oak trees, beautiful Don Pedro Lake is situated in a canyon carved out by the Tuolumne river. Several tributaries drain directly into Don Pedro Lake allowing the water levels to remain high and the comfortably warm summer water temperatures.

Don Pedro Lake is a great fishing lake with opportunities to catch bass, trout, salmon, crappie, bluegill and catfish. The seasons and limits vary per fish. The bass fishing season is open all year on Don Pedro Lake with plenty of large mouth bass hidden in the coves.

The small mouth bass are mostly found on the rocky points and islands throughout Don Pedro Lake and the lake consistently produces large numbers of salmon.

Average Air & Water Temperatures
•  Don Pedro Lake, California  •
Month High Low Water
Jan 54° 37° 46°
Feb 61° 41° 46°
March 67° 44° 54°
April 74° 46° 54°
May 81° 51° 68°
June 88° 56° 75°
July 94° 58° 81°
Aug 92° 58° 80°
Sept 87° 56° 74°
Oct 78° 48° 67°
Nov 64° 42° 61°
Dec 54° 37° 51°
All temps in Fahrenheit and averaged historically.
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The best way to enjoy all that Don Pedro Lake has to offer is from the deck of a houseboat. You'll go home with countless memories, and Lake Don Pedro Marina offers a wide variety of boats to choose from to make those memories come true. The choice is yours and the opportunities are endless.

Whether your idea of a vacation is relaxing all day with a good book...laughing with family and friends over a card game... or keeping busy with a variety of activities, houseboating on Don Pedro Lake is how to "get away from it all". Take advantage of glass-like water in the morning and enjoy your favorite water sports - wake boarding, windsurfing, sailing or jet-skiing, or go for a hike in one of Don Pedro Lake's many coves.

But that's just the beginning. Extend your fun with the rental of a deck cruiser, ski boat, personal watercraft, tube or wake board - no matter what your pleasure is, we've got a boat for you.

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7:00 am to 6:00 pm MST (Arizona) ~ Mon. thru Fri.
8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST (Arizona) ~ Sat. & Sun.

Forever Resorts
Forever Resorts is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and state and public agencies, and operates under special use permits with the USDA Forest Service. Forever Resorts is a Committed Equal Opportunity Service Provider.