Pinecrest Day Use Area

Pinecrest, CA
National Campground
  • RV Sites
  • Tent
  • Trailer/Towable


Pinecrest Lake is located 40 minutes east of Sonora, California, and is within a 3-hour drive from major metropolitan areas including San Francisco, Sacramento and many valley cities. The lake is located at 5,600 feet elevation and provides cool summer relief, spectacular scenery, and lake shore beaches for relaxing, swimming and picnics. Dogs are not allowed in the Day Use Area between May 15 and September 15. Please plan accordingly. Parking is generally challenging on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. While there are parking spaces within 100 feet from each site, the closest parking spaces generally fill by 10:00 a.m. on weekend days. Outlying parking may be up to one mile from the day use area.


  • Boat Launch
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Potable Water
  • Restroom


  • Pet Friendly

RV Rentals

Pinecrest Day Use Area


#1 Pinecrest Lake Road, Pinecrest, California, 95364