Pinto Lake & RV Park

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
451 Green Valley RoadPerson catching a fish in Pinto Lake
Watsonville, CA 95076

Parks & Community Services Customer Service
Monday - Friday

Park Services
As of April 2017, the City of Watsonville, Parks & Community Services Department has assumed the oversight of the service operations at Pinto Lake Park and the RV Park.

Park Hours
Due to COVID-19 our park hours are limited.  Currently, Pinto Lake is open from 7a.m. to 5 p.m., 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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help slow the spread, we are currently suspending all reservations.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Sail boats on Pinto Lake

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 --- 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Summer Boating Hours (March - September) --- 7:00 AM - 4:00 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

Boat Rentals
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help slow the spread, we are currently suspending all boat rentals.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Volleyball Court with RV in backgroundRV Park Reservations & Fees
Please note that the process to reserve a spot in the RV Park may have changed since you last visited. If you have questions please call the Parks and Community Services Department. The RV Park is open year round, however may be subject to periodic closure during the winter months due to weather and lake level conditions.

Fees for Services

  • $45 per night for up to 2 people
  • $5 extra for each additional adult, per night
  • $5 extra for each additional vehicle, per night
  • $5 extra for dogs, per night
  • Children under 16 - Free

Visit our Registration Page to view availability and book your reservation. Click on "Facility Rentals" and then "Pinto Lake."

Fish Consumption

To learn more about consuming fish from Pinto Lake,  please click on the below image:pinto fish eating Opens in new window

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

Travel Trailers and Campers