Modesto Reservoir - Stanislaus County Parks

Modesto Reservoir

Modesto Reservoir is OPEN with restrictions.

Upon consultation with the Sheriff and our Public Health team, the decision has been made to reduce public access to Woodward and Modesto Reservoirs for the health and safety of Stanislaus County. Stanislaus County remains on the State Public Health Officer’s monitoring list due to elevated levels of transmission of COVID-19. To reduce the number of persons at the reservoirs and the potential for transmission of disease, day-use will be restricted to Stanislaus County residents effective, Friday, July 31st. Camping reservations for non-county residents will be honored through Thursday, August 6th. Camping reservations for non-county residents after August 6th will be canceled. These restrictions will be in effect until further notice.

Modesto Reservoir Regional Park is located at 18143 Reservoir Rd., a few miles from the town of Waterford, just off Highway 132. It offers over 3,200 acres of land and 2,800 acres of reservoir for recreation and camping. For camping reservations, please visit

Park Features

  • Campsites with full hookups
  • Picnic shelters
  • Restrooms
  • Barbecues
  • Picnic tables
  • Archery range
  • Radio control electric airplane field

Campsites are Located at:
Areas A, B, C, D

Reservations available at:

Recreation Opportunities:

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Water/jet skiing
  • Bird watching
  • Waterfowl hunting (with permit)
Modesto Reservoir Map

There is a great variety of natural wildlife in the area, and for those who love to fish, we often restock the fish population at the reservoir with traditional Rainbow Trout, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, and Bluegill. To preserve the reservoir’s water, no pets or gasoline containers are allowed at Modesto Reservoir.
*Swim and boat at your own risk, as water levels fluctuate.

Download the Brochure PDF – English

Descuarge el folleto – Español



Day Use

  • Vehicle: $15
  • Vessel: $10
  • Picnic Shelter Use Fee ($90 per day) + ($10 reservation fee): $100

Camping (per night)

  • Vehicle at Campsite: $30
  • Vehicle at A – D Loop Campsite: $35
  • Annual day use passes available
Stanislaus County Parks