Pinecrest features a large campground by Pinecrest Lake, just 30 miles eat of Sonora. The area includes a day-use beach and a marina, a small shopping center and recreation cabins. The Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail takes hikers on an easy 4-mile stroll around Pinecrest Lake. Rainbow trout is a common catch in the lake and swimming is enjoyed at the sandy beach.
Educational programs are also a highlight of the recreation area. Bike rentals are on hand so campers can bike around the lake.