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5540 Kiowa Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

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Reservoirs and Recreation Program
Public Utilities Department

Hours of Operation

Open daily - sunrise to sunset

Holiday Schedule:

OPEN - Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

CLOSED - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Recreation

Water Activities, including:

  • Boats
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Float Tubes

Water Fountains

Restrooms

Fishing

Leashed Dogs

Picnic Tables

Barbecue Areas
Gas barbecues allowed in designated areas


No Smoking

No Stand Up Paddleboards

No Swimming

No Wading

No Dogs Allowed on Boats

No Water Fountains

No Camping

No Ground Fires

No Alcoholic Beverages

No Glass Containers

No Littering

No Fish Cleaning Stations

Fishing

What you'll find here...


Largemouth Bass on white background
Largemouth Bass

Bluegill Sunfish on white background
Sunfish

Bullhead Catfish on white background
Catfish

Crappie on white background
Crappie

Trout on white background
Trout

Carp on white background
Carp

Permits and Fees

A valid California Fishing License is required for anglers 16 years of age or older. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Freshwater Sport Regulations and City Regulations are strictly enforced.


CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Fishing
Adults $8 per person
Youth (ages 8 to 15)
Children 7 and under are free.
$2.50 per person
Seniors (age 65 and older) $4 per person
Boating

Private Boating and Watercraft, including:

  • Private Boat Launch
  • Double Kayaks (Single Kayaks are $2 per craft)
  • Canoes
$7 per boat/craft

Concessions

Concession facilitates may or may not be available. See Rocky Mountain Concession's website for their operating schedule.

About Murray Reservoir

The City of San Diego took over operation of the Murray Reservoir in 1950 from the Helix Irrigation District. The City purchased the reservoir from Helix 10 years later. Murray Reservoir is located within the boundary of the City's Mission Trails Regional Park. When full, the reservoir has 171.1 surface acres, a maximum water depth of 95 feet and 3.2 shoreline miles. Murray Reservoir has a water storage capacity of 4,684.2-acre feet.

Photo courtesy of SDFish.com

Location

5540 Kiowa Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Info

Reservoirs and Recreation Program
Public Utilities Department

619-668-2050
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