Reservoirs and Lakes
Hodges Reservoir will be closed for an estimated five months for necessary maintenance of Hodges Dam, which began May 19, 2022. For more information, see the Questions and Answers fact sheet.
Water Activities, including:
Gas barbecues allowed in designated areas
No Dogs Allowed on Boats
No Water Fountains
No Ground Fires
No Glass Containers
No Fish Cleaning Stations
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.
Patrons can purchase permits from the electronic pay station or iron ranger box (envelope system).
CASH OR CHECK ONLY
|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|
Private Boating and Watercraft, including:
|$7 per boat/craft|
|$7 per board|
Concession facilitates may or may not be available. See Rocky Mountain Concession's website for its operating schedule.
Hodges Reservoir was created with the building of Hodges Dam on San Dieguito Creek in 1918. The City of San Diego purchased the dam and reservoir in 1925. Operated and maintained by the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department, the reservoir currently serves the San Dieguito Water District and Santa Fe Irrigation District as well as the City. When full, the reservoir has 1,234 surface acres, a maximum water depth of 115 feet and 27 shoreline miles. Hodges Reservoir has a water storage capacity of 30,251 acre-feet. Water levels are monitored.