Pine Mountain Lake California Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Pine Mountain Lake

Pine Mountain Lake is a private mountain retreat just a short drive from Yosemite National Park where the visitor will discover vacation recreation like no other Sierra location. Read More

  • Pine Mountain Lake is a private mountain retreat where you can enjoy great vacation recreation
  • Only 26 miles west of Yosemite National Park
  • Bring your RV or tent and camp by the lake
  • Fish for some crappie, blue gill and rainbow trout
  • Take a horseback ride to Tuolumne River


Pine Mountain Lake CA lies within a private community only 26 miles west of Yosemite, and offers a quiet, natural setting where a visitor can relax and where all the cares of the workaday world just melt away. This man-made lake contains 6 miles of shoreline, and provides some excellent fishing.

Location & Information

Pine Mountain Lake California can be reached from Yosemite National Park by taking California Highway 140 to California Highway 120. When you reach Ferretti Road, turn right and then right again on Pine Mountain Drive to the entrance gate.

Pine Mountain Lake is accessible all year.

Contact information:
Pine Mountain Lake Association
19228 Pine Mountain Drive
Groveland, CA 95321


Although Pine Mountain Lake is a private community, many recreation opportunities exist for the public.

  • Camping
    Pine Mountain Lake camping means a quiet respite in a lovely location. There are 23 campsites with 10 RV hookups. You’ll find cooking fireplaces, restrooms, hot showers, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits.
  • Hiking
    Discover hiking and walking trails that take you through the woods where you can enjoy nature to its utmost.
  • Horseback Riding
    Full-service stables are open to the public. Take a trail ride at any time of year. Take a ride to the Tuolumne River with the family. Enjoy other events, such as horse shows.
  • Golfing
    At Pine Mountain Lake, find an 18-hole championship Golf Course with 6,382 yards and a par 70. This park-like setting will have you returning again and again. There’s a restaurant where you can stop for a meal, and a lounge for some refreshing drinks.
  • Fishing
    Pine Mountain Lake fishing is allowed when you are staying at the campground and have a fishing license. Catch some largemouth bass, crappie, blue gill, rainbow trout or red ear perch.
  • Wildlife Watching
    On your explorations of Pine Mountain Lake, watch out for raccoons, mountain lions, deer and possum. You might even catch sight of a bear.

Fun Facts

Groveland, where Pine Mountain Lake is located, was originally called First Garrote, the name coming from an earlier incident of the hanging of a man for stealing a horse. There are adobe buildings still standing that were built in 1849, when gold was discovered here.