Pinto Lake City Park & RV Park

This site is for Pinto Lake City Park, which is the first park entrance on Green Valley when traveling from Watsonville.

General Park Information

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 RoadPerson catching a fish in Pinto Lake
Watsonville, CA 95076

Main Street Enterprises, Inc. currently operates Pinto Lake Park and the RV Park.

Park Hours
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. 

RV Reservations

To book an RV Reservation, click here.

Picnic Tables & Pavilion Reservations
We are currently taking reservations, as COVID guidelines allow. Please contact us for more details. 

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 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

Boat Rentals

Various types of boats are available for rent. Come out and check out our beautiful lake!

Volleyball Court with RV in backgroundRV 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! 

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