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Castaic Lake Recreation Area has twice the fun:  Castaic Lake (upper lake) and Castaic Lagoon (lower lake)
Copyright: - Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation
Castaic Lake Recreation Area has twice the fun: Castaic Lake (upper lake) and Castaic Lagoon (lower lake)
Description - Castaic Lake Recreation Area encompasses 8,800 acres of land including two bodies of water, each serving distinct types of recreation. It is one of the State Water Project's largest recreational lakes and the terminal of its west branch. The site includes 29 miles of shoreline. A major attraction is the 425-foot tall Castaic Dam.

Attractions - Castaic Lake Recreation Area has two bodies of water. Castaic Lake (upper lake) is for sailing, power boating, water and jet skiing, and fishing. Boat rentals and a tackle / bait shop service the lake, which is stocked with various fish such as bass, trout and catfish. Castaic Lagoon (lower lake) is for non-power boating and canoeing. Swimming season on the lower lake runs from mid-May to mid-September. Some of the recreational activities include hiking, biking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and RV and tent camping. Rental group picnic areas are available for up to 600 persons.

The park is open daily, except Christmas Day, from sunrise to sunset. Vehicle entry fee applies.

Recreation - Water-oriented sports are the primary recreations savored on this two-lake public site. Land lovers can hike, bike, camp, picnic, and enjoy playground activities.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. The best seasons to visit are spring and fall but with the generally mild climate, outdoor activities are available year-round in Southern California.

Location - The Castaic Lake Recreation Area is found east of Interstate 5 (Golden State Freeway) off Lake Hughes Road.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Castaic Lake
ICON Sailing Castaic Lake
ICON Camping RV & Tent Sites
ICON Fishing Castaic Lake - Bass, Trout, Catfish
ICON Group Picnicking Available for up to 600
ICON Hiking & Walking Trail Network
ICON Canoeing Castaic Lagoon
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Castaic Lagoon
ICON Waterskiing & Other Water Sports Castaic Lake

More Information

Contact Information:
Castaic Lake Recreation Area, 32132 Ridge Route Road , Castaic, CA, 913109, Phone: 661-257-4050

Additional Information:
Los Angeles County Regional Parks & Natural Areas - Since 1944, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has been meeting the diverse needs of not only residents but visitors from all over the world.

County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks & Recreation - Official agency website.


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