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Location

12387 Moreno Ave.
Lakeside, CA 92040

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Contact Info

Reservoirs and Recreation Program
Public Utilities Department

Hours of Operation

Beginning July 1, 2019, San Vicente Reservoir will be closed the second Friday of each month. PDF icon More info about closure

Winter Schedule

NOVEMBER - APRIL

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fishing and general boating, no water contact activities.

Sunday
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fishing, general boating and water contact (water-skiing, wakeboarding, etc.)

Tuesday and Wednesday
CLOSED

Summer Schedule

MAY - OCTOBER

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fishing, general boating and water contact (water-skiing, wakeboarding, etc.)

Monday
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fishing and general boating, no water contact activities.

Tuesday and Wednesday
CLOSED

Holiday Schedule:

OPEN - Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

CLOSED - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Recreation

Water Activities, including:

  • Boats
  • Canoes
  • Row Boats
  • 3-seater Personal Watercraft (towing wakeboard or tube only)
  • Kayaks
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Float Tubes

Fishing

Leashed Dogs

Picnic Tables

Barbecue Areas
Gas barbecues allowed in designated areas

Restrooms


No Stand Up Paddleboards

No Swimming

No Wading

No Dogs Allowed on Boats

No Camping

No Glass Containers

No Littering

No Fish Cleaning Stations

Fishing

What you'll find here...


Largemouth Bass on white background
Largemouth Bass

Sunfish on white background
Sunfish

Catfish on white background
Catfish

Crappie on white background
Crappie

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

General Admission (includes fishing permit)
Each person 8 years or older will be charged a general admission to enter the reservoir property, even if not fishing or skiing.
No Water Contact
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
With Water Contact
Water-skiing, tubing, personal watercraft
Adults (age 16 and older) $10 per person
Youth (ages 8 to 15)
Children 7 and under are free.
$5.00 per person
Additional Fees

Private Boating and Watercraft, including:

  • Private Boat Launch
  • Double Kayaks (Single Kayaks are included with general admission)
  • Canoes
  • Boats for wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, and kneeboarding
$7 per boat/craft

Boat and Kayak Rental Fees

Concessions

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

About San Vicente Reservoir

San Vicente Dam was originally constucted in the 1940s, and the dam was raised in 2016. San Vicente is a deep, steep-sided impounding reservoir on San Vicente Creek, approximately 25 miles northeast of San Diego. It currently has a depth of 306 feet when full. It is the largest of the CIty's reservoirs.

Photo courtesy of SDFish.com

Location

12387 Moreno Ave.
Lakeside, CA 92040

Contact Info

Reservoirs and Recreation Program
Public Utilities Department

619-668-2050
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