Lake Hodges

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20102 Lake Drive Escondido, CA 92029
20100-20114 Lake Drive Escondido California 92029 US
(760) 432.2023(760) 432.2023

Lake Hodges is a lake and reservoir located in Southern California, about 31 miles north of San Diego and just south of Escondido, California. When full, the reservoir has 1,234 acres, a maximum water depth of 115 feet and 27 miles of shoreline. Lake Hodges is owned by the city of San Diego, and supplies water to the San Diego Utility Water District and Santa Fe Irrigation District.

The recreation area has six barbecues and 12 picnic tables. Self contained gas barbecues are allowed in the picnic area. Ground fires, glass containers and camping are not allowed at the park. There is currently no drinking fountain. Make sure to bring your own water.

Park Hours

Concession & Rentals
Open Wed, Sat & Sun
6:00 am to 6:00pm

Operating Schedule
Lake Hodges is open for fishing and boating on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday schedule from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Lake Hodges closes October 31 and reopens in February.

Rental boats are available all three days. Hodges rents rowboats, motor boats, single and double person kayaks.

Private boats, including, kayaks, canoes, sailboats and float tubes are also allowed all three days. Maximum speed limit is 35 mph.

Entry Fees
LAKE PERMITS (Cash only)
Adult Fishing Permit
Youth Fishing Permit
Senior Fishing Permit
Boat Launch Permit
Advance Boat Launch Permit
Advance Fishing Permit
$8.00
$2.50
$4.00
$7.00
$8.00
$8.00
Boating & Rentals
BOAT RENTALS (Drivers License and Deposit are required on all boats. $10 Late Fee applies to all boats returned after time due back.) All boats are rented on a first come basis.
4 Passenger (Max) Fishing Boat with Motor
2 Hours (Minimum)
Each Additional Hour
Full Day
Deposit
2nd Anchor Deposit
$25.00
$7.00
$53 00
$60.00
$10.00
4 Passenger (Max) Rowboat
Half Day
Full Day
Deposit
$15.00
$30.00
$30.00
Kayaks
Single
Double
Youth Size
$10/Hour, $20 Deposit
$12/Hour, $24 Deposit
$6.50/Hour, $13 Deposit

Prices are subject to change.  Please check the lake for current prices.

Services

CONCESSION
Lake Hodges’ concession is open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday only, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Concession phone (760) 432-2023. There is a full service snack bar with bait and tackle. You can also purchase fishing permits (all permits are cash only) and California State fishing licenses. Boat rentals are available on a first come basis.

Visa and MasterCard accepted.

FISHING
Lake Hodges has largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, bullhead and carp. The minimum size limit for bass is 15 inches and 10 inches for crappie. Fish limits are five bass, five catfish, 25 crappie and bluegill in aggregate, with no limit on other species. Fishing permits are available at the concession (cash or card) and ranger pay stations (cash only). You must have a California State Fishing license if you are 16 years of age or older.

WATERCRAFT
Rental boats are available for fishing and recreational boating. Private boaters are welcome and pay a small launch ramp usage fee. Canoes, kayaks and float tubes are permitted. Float tubers must follow standard regulations which include waterproof waders, 144 sq. in. orange for visibility, horn or whistle and spare floatation device. Any float tube that uses oars or has a motor must purchase a private boat use permit. No swimming is allowed.

All private boats launching will be inspected for quagga mussels. Boats must be clean and dry or they will not be permitted to launch.

 

Additional Information

For information on trails please check the San Dieguito River Park’s web site at sdrp.org

DIRECTIONS
From Interstate 15, exit Via Rancho Parkway and turn left on E. Via Rancho Parkway, turn left on Lake Drive, and continue to the reservoir entrance.

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Boating & Rentals
BOAT RENTALS (Drivers License and Deposit are required on all boats. $10 Late Fee applies to all boats returned after time due back.) All boats are rented on a first come basis.
4 Passenger (Max) Fishing Boat with Motor
2 Hours (Minimum)
Each Additional Hour
Full Day
Deposit
2nd Anchor Deposit
$25.00
$7.00
$53 00
$60.00
$10.00
4 Passenger (Max) Rowboat
Half Day
Full Day
Deposit
$15.00
$30.00
$30.00
Kayaks
Single
Double
Youth Size
$10/Hour, $20 Deposit
$12/Hour, $24 Deposit
$6.50/Hour, $13 Deposit

Prices are subject to change.  Please check the lake for current prices.