Blue Oaks Campground

Don Pedro Lake


Don Pedro Lake


Blue Oaks Campground, Don Pedro Lake, CA

Blue Oaks Campground

Don Pedro Lake
Attractions and Activities

Don Pedro Lake is well known as a great fishing and water sports destination. Those who camp at Blue Oaks Campground have a great base from which to explore the lake.

  • Spend a day on the lake water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, cruising, or fishing on 13,000 surface acres of water<./li>
  • Enjoy hiking and bike riding over miles of trails and roads.
  • Explore by boat the 160 miles of shoreline with dozens of inlets and coves.
  • Take advantage of the two marinas for boat rentals, launch ramps and docking.
  • Visit nearby Moccasin Creek Fish Hatchery.
  • Take advantage of OHV facilities at nearby La Grange Regional Park.
  • Explore the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.
  • Fish for king and Kokanee salmon, large and smallmouth bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie.
  • Spend a night at one of the primitive Boat-in Camping at many locations along the shore of the lake.

Key Blue Oaks Campground Regulations

  1. Generators may only be operated between 7 AM and 10 PM. Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 7 AM.
  2. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  3. Dogs are not permitted in the campgrounds.
  4. Fires may only be built in provided campfire rings.

Blue Oaks Campground

Blue Oaks Campground is spread over the rolling hills on the west side of the dam at the southern end of Don Pedro Lake. Visitors to the campground have the use of a launch ramp and fish cleaning facilities. With a short drive across the dam to Fleming Meadows they find a launch ramp for boating activities as well as the swimming lagoon with a sandy bottom. Horseshoes, a softball field, and volleyball courts are also within the Fleming Meadows area.

Blue Oaks Campground has 195 campsites. Of those, 34 have partial hook-ups (water and electric) and the other 161 are available for RVs, trailers, and tents. Shade is more limited here than at its sister campground, Fleming Meadows. A minimum 2-night stay is required at most times and 3 nights on holiday weekends.

Blue Oaks Campground has a Group Campsite which can accommodate up to 200 people for $330 per night.

Blue Oaks Campground Basics
Blue Oaks Campground Location: Bonds Flat Road, just west of the dam
Elevation: 890 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Modesto - 52 miles
Number of Sites: 195
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8
Vehicles per Site: 1 ($9 per night for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: No pets allowed in campgrounds
Information: (209) 852-2396

Reservations at Blue Oaks Campground
Reservations available year-round
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: no designated limit
Wheelchair accessible Sites: some accessible sites
2017 High Season Fees
(April -September):
Full Hook-up sites:
$40 Sun. through Thurs. night
$45 weekends and holidays
Partial Hook-ups:
$33 Sun. through Thurs. night
$38 weekends and holidays
Tent sites: - $26 Sun.-Thurs.
$31 weekends and holidays
2017 Low Season Fees (October - March): Full Hook-up sites - $31
Partial Hook-ups - $24
Tent sites - $20
Reservations: Blue Oaks Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 4:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Blue Oaks Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; full hook-ups at some sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, WiFi (fee)
Showers: Yes (free)
Dump station: Yes
Campground Map: Blue Oaks Campground Map
Attractions near Blue Oaks Campground: Find a boat launch ramp and fish cleaning station. Nearby at Fleming Meadows cool off in the swimming lagoon and try the snack bar. Visit the marina for boat rentals. , Programs are held at the amphitheater. Also find a volleyball court, softball field, group picnic area, trading post, and Visitor Center.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

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