Don Pedro Lake

Don Pedro Lake is set in a canyon formed by the Tuolumne River. As the lake meanders around and through the canyon, there are narrows that separate larger bays and many inlets and coves leading off from the main channel. The lake’s two dramatic bridges provide an architecturally scenic backdrop for your experience. Explore the oak covered hills that rise from nearly every side of the lake. There is no lodging at Don Pedro Lake other than a handful of vacation rentals. But thanks to the availability of houseboats through the marinas, you can have your lodging right on the water. The lake’s substantial depth and comfortable summer water temperature of 80 degrees provides a perfect opportunity for fishing, camping, and various water sports on glassy summer waters.