Recreation Improvements

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) on upgrading Pinecrest Lake’s facilities and infrastructure to enhance recreation, meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility needs and improve traffic and parking conditions. Frequent users at Pinecrest Lake may have noticed the improvements started in 2011 with the replacement of the courtesy dock at the boat ramp. Beginning in 2012, construction will begin on the beaches, trails, recreational facilities, bathrooms, campgrounds, parking lots and roads.

To download a handout on the Recreation Improvements, click here.

View the Improvements Timeline for a narrative describing the improvements and a detailed schedule.

Interactive Map

The interactive map below divides the Recreational Improvements into geographical areas around the lake. Hover over the red dots on the map below to see the location of each renovation project. Click the dot to view details about that project.

East Shore Day Use Area
Pinecrest National Recreation Trail
Hand Launch Area and Fishing Platform
Beaches 2 & 3, Picnic/Day Use Areas and Amphitheater
Boat Ramp on Beach 1 Area