Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center
Photo © Carol Russell
With its unique round architecture overlooking Don Pedro Dam and reservoir, the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center offers a stunning view of the Yosemite back-country peaks of Mt. McClure, Mt. Lyell, Mt. Florence and Mt. Clark. Interpretive exhibits highlighting the Don Pedro Recreation Area, the local area history, construction of the reservoir and dams along the Tuolumne River watershed and the flora and fauna of the area are housed by the building. The building also serves as the Don Pedro Recreation Agency's headquarters.
Spring wildflower displays as viewed from the visitor center are exceptional, with the face of the dam covered with lupine and the surrounding hills covered in hues of yellow, white, purple and blue. The habitat around the visitor center attracts wildlife year around. Bald and golden eagles, osprey, red tail hawks and other raptors, waterfowl, a large variety of songbirds, deer, bobcat, coyote and many other native California foothill wildlife inhabitants are common visitors to the area around the facility.
Picnic tables and benches outside of the visitor center offer a chance to rest and enjoy the scenery.
Click here to learn more about the history.
Seasons Open: Year round
Hours Open: Daily, May 15 - Sept. 15; Monday - Friday Sept. 15 - May 15.