Castaic Lake

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32132 Ridge Route Road Castaic, CA 93184
31770 Ridge Route Road Castaic California 91384 US
(661) 257-4050(661) 257-4050

Castaic Lake is located within the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes north of Six Flags Magic Mountain and 5 minutes from I-5.  Castaic Lake is a holding reservoir for part of the western regions irrigation water supply.  The Castaic Lake Dam is 425 feet high and holds 350,000 acre feet of water at full capacity.  Castaic Lake is surrounded by 8,800 acres of recreational land.  Castaic Lake consists of two bodies of water; the upper or main lake which has approximately 29 miles of shoreline and the lagoon or lower lake has approximately 2 miles of shoreline.

Entry Fees
LAKE ENTRY FEES: Daily Annually
Per 1 vehicle $11 $125
Per 1 Vehicle and 1 Motorized Watercraft $24 $135
Per 1 Vehicle and 2 Motorized Watercrafts $37
Per 1 Vehicle and 1 Non-Motorized Watercraft $18 $105
Senior Rate * – Per 1 Vehicle $5 $65

From November 1 until February 28 the entry fee is waived Monday through Friday.

* SR CITIZEN/ DISABLED valid on Weekdays Only – Normal Vehicle Entry Fees apply on Weekends/Holidays.

 

Boating & Rentals

BOAT RENTALS / RULES:

To rent a fishing boat you must provide a valid drivers license, be 18 years of age or older, and have the deposit amount available by credit card.  All boat rental fees include fuel, personal flotation devices and an anchor.

The maximum lake speed limit is 35mph, and 5mph in coves and around launch ramps.

Type Max
People
Deposit 2-Hour
Minimum
Each Add’l
Hour
All Day
Rate
14′ Aluminum Boat
(Mon-Fri)
4 $75 $35 $8 $55
14′ Aluminum Boat
(Sat, Sun & Holidays)
4 $100 $35 $8 $78

* All prices are subject to change without notice

Senior Citizens (65 years of age and older) will receive a 20% discount on All-Day Boat Rentals Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

All Lake Rules and Regulations must be followed at all times. Failure to adhere to RMRC rules and lake rules and regulations will result in the loss of your entire Deposit. If you return the boat late and or in a dirty condition, other than the way it was rented to you, this will also result in the loss of your entire deposit.

For Fishing Information or Boat Rentals call (661) 775-6232.

Services

You will find Castaic Landings located at the Main Launch ramp which is Castaic Lake’s one stop tackle shop where you will find, live bait, tackle and lures, snack food, beverages, fishing boat rentals, and expert advice and assistance.  You may also purchase your California Department of Fish & Game fishing licenses at Castaic Landings.

In the upper lake to the North East is the “Fish Arm” which has numerous coves and lots of structure for fish to hide.  To the North West is the “Ski Arm” where the pleasure boater, water skiers, and wake boarders can enjoy a day of boating.  Personal watercraft such as jet ski’s and sea doo’s also have sectioned off area directly in front of the main launch ramp along side the dam, where no private or fishing boats are permitted.
There is no swimming at the upper lake; you may however swim at the designated beach areas at the lower lake.

For more information, photos, and upcoming events click here.

Park Information

Castaic Lake is located within the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes north of Six Flags Magic Mountain and 5 minutes from I-5.  Castaic Lake is a holding reservoir for part of the western regions irrigation water supply.  The Castaic Lake Dam is 425 feet high and holds 350,000 acre feet of water at full capacity.  Castaic Lake is surrounded by 8,800 acres of recreational land.  Castaic Lake consists of two bodies of water; the upper or main lake which has approximately 29 miles of shoreline and the lagoon or lower lake has approximately 2 miles of shoreline.

Additional Information

Please be advised that Rocky Mountain Recreation operates under a special use permit as a concessionaire for the Castaic Lake Recreation Area.  Rocky Mountain Recreation has no authority to override the above listed fees.

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Fishing Information

Fishing at Castaic Lake produces a variety of fish which continue to bite throughout the year.  Anglers 16 year of age or older must purchase a Department of Fish & Game Fishing License.  The Department of Fish and Game stocksh the upper lake with Rainbow Trout from October through March with an estimated combined total of 24,000 pounds per season.  For fishing regulations, visit the California Department of Fish and Game.

Other species of fish include Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Carp, Smallmouth Bass and Channel Catfish.  You can call the marina for the most recent fish report.

You can fish 24 hours a day at the lower lake; the upper lakes hours of operation change according to the season, for these hours click here.

Castaic Lake holds numerous records for Bass fishing; Bass up to 22 pounds have been caught in the upper lake and up to 17 pounds in the lower lake. The Lake records for Striper Bass is 43 pounds to date, and has yet to be broken.

For Fishing Information or Boat Rentals call (661) 775-6232.

Boating & Rentals

BOAT RENTALS / RULES:

To rent a fishing boat you must provide a valid drivers license, be 18 years of age or older, and have the deposit amount available by credit card.  All boat rental fees include fuel, personal flotation devices and an anchor.

The maximum lake speed limit is 35mph, and 5mph in coves and around launch ramps.

Type Max
People
Deposit 2-Hour
Minimum
Each Add’l
Hour
All Day
Rate
14′ Aluminum Boat
(Mon-Fri)
4 $75 $35 $8 $55
14′ Aluminum Boat
(Sat, Sun & Holidays)
4 $100 $35 $8 $78

* All prices are subject to change without notice

Senior Citizens (65 years of age and older) will receive a 20% discount on All-Day Boat Rentals Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

All Lake Rules and Regulations must be followed at all times. Failure to adhere to RMRC rules and lake rules and regulations will result in the loss of your entire Deposit. If you return the boat late and or in a dirty condition, other than the way it was rented to you, this will also result in the loss of your entire deposit.

For Fishing Information or Boat Rentals call (661) 775-6232.