Pinto Lake & RV Park
Please Note: For City of Watsonville Pinto Lake matters, please call 831.728.6194; for RV Reservations, click here.
Pinto Lake City Park is located at 451 Green Valley Road in Watsonville, CA. This lakeside park offers boating, fishing, picnic areas, a baseball diamond, volleyball court and an RV Park. You are welcomed to bring your own boat, raft, kayak, canoe or inflatable watercraft onto the lake, but you are subject to inspection and launch fees. The park consists of 78 acres, 70 of which are water and 8 are land.
Pinto Lake Address & Contact Information
451 Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
Main Street Enterprises, Inc. currently operates Pinto Lake Park and the RV Park.
Currently, Pinto Lake is open from 7 AM to sunset, everyday. It is, however, subject to closures based on weather conditions (like flooding). Boating and RV hours are limited. Please see below.
Picnic Tables & Pavilion Reservations
We are currently taking reservations, as COVID guidelines allow. Please contact us for more details.
Boat Inspection & Fees
To prevent the infestation of Zebra and Quagga Mussels, every boat must be inspected and approved before being launched into the lake. Boaters can participate in our Banding Program to bypass a full inspection and save on fees. If you plan on launching a boat into the lake, you must have your boat inspected.
Boat Inspection Times
- Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | 8 AM - 2 PM
- Summer Boating Hours (March - September) | 7 AM - 4 PM
Inspection Fees & Information
Boat & Watercraft Inspection Fee (Canoe, Kayak, Boat)
- Up to 12’ long - $10 resident / $12 non-resident
- Over 12’ long - $12 resident / $12 non-resident
Annual Launch Permit
$60 resident / $80 non-resident
Daily Launch Permit
$10 resident / $15 non-resident
Various types of boats are available for rent. Come out and check out our beautiful lake!
RV Park Reservations & Fees
Pinto Lake RV Camp offers 28 campsites for your enjoyment! We provide clean and level sites with plenty of amenities around the park. Whether you prefer to settle in and take it easy with a pull-through or take advantage of our full hook-up sites, Pinto Lake RV Camp is here to serve all your RV adventures!
To learn more about consuming fish from Pinto Lake, please click on the below image:
Rules & Regulations
Please note that the Rules & Regulations for the park may have changed since your last visit, please call if you have questions.
Watsonville Municipal Code Regarding Pinto Lake