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Don Pedro Fourth of July Fireworks Cancelled Again

Courtesy of Don Pedro Recreation Agency

The Don Pedro Recreation Agency announced Monday that the lake’s annual Fourth of July firework show will once again be cancelled this year.

According to the agency, the cancellation comes due to low water levels in Lake Don Pedro.

This is the second year in a row that the annual firework show has been cancelled; last year it was also cancelled due to low water levels.

In years past, the Fourth of July firework show would draw thousands of spectators to Don Pedro Lake, which is jointly owned and operated by the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts.

Despite the dry conditions, the lake will be open for water sports, camping, and many other activities.

“Four year have taken their toll on California and Don Pedro Lake is no exception,” reads the press release. “Although the water level is lower that it has been in years, there are still plenty of opportunities for locals and visitors to come enjoy all the recreational activities that Don Pedro has to offer.”

The swimming lagoon, Trading Post Store, Snack Shack, and all camping areas of Fleming Meadows will continue normal operations. Partial hook-up campsites and the group camp facility at Blue Oaks will remain open as well, though tent-only areas will open only on holiday weekends and as needed for overflow camping. The full hook-up campsites will be open Moccasin point, but only two of four tent camping areas will be open.

Lake Don Pedro will also be celebrating National Marina Day on June 13 to remind visitors that Don Pedro is “open for business and water oriented fun.”

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