Pyramid Lake

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43101 Pyramid Lake Road, Lebec, CA, United States
Pyramid Lake Road Lebec California 93243 US
661-295-7155661-295-7155

Pyramid Lake will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. It will reopen for normal hours on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Built in 1972, Pyramid Lake was created as a holding reservoir for the California State Water Project. This 180,000 acre reservoir is placed between the Angeles National Forest and the Los Padres National Forest, at the Northwest portion of Los Angeles County. The reservoir is west of Interstate 5, south of Tejon Pass; accessed from exit 195 off of the I-5, on Pyramid Lake Road.

Named after the Pyramid-shaped rock carved while building Route 99, Pyramid Lake offers a variety of activities including boating, fishing, camping, swimming, jet skiing, and hiking. The reservoir provides ample room for picnicking including 3 unique day use areas that are accessible by boat only!

 

Notice: As of May 1, 2017, the procedure for camper priority access to the boat launch will change to reflect the following:

  • Priority access will be granted only to campground guests in line at the entrance gate house at 6
  • As soon as the line with campground guests waiting at 6 AM is cleared, the gates will open to the public.
  • Any campground guests not in the line at 6 AM will have to join the line with the rest of the public. There will be no separate line for campground guests.
Park Hours

Summer Hours (Beginning May 1st)

6 am – 7 pm            7 days a week

Winter Hours (Beginning Sept 5th)

7 am – 6 pm

Entry Fees
Vehicle $11.00
Trailer and/or Water craft $13.00
Each Additional Water craft $13.00
Non Motorized Water craft $8.00
Motorcycle $11.00
RV’s and Trailers $18.00
Buses $30.00
Senior/Disabled (no weekends or holidays) $8.00
Annual Vehicle Pass $125.00
Annual Vehicle and 1 Vessel Pass $265.00
Annual Vehicle and 2 Vessels Pass $405.00
Boating & Rentals

Boat Rentals are currently unavailable.

The maximum allowed water crafts on Pyramid Lake is 150 boats and 50 jet skis.

This rule is strictly enforced. Once the lake reaches capacity, the attendants will allow one boat on for one boat off.

 

When launching a boat:

All water craft (including kayaks and float tubes) are required to pass a quagga mussel inspection before they will be allowed to launch.

A proper personal flotation device must be on board for each person.

Children 12 years and under much wear a PFD while underway.

A fire extinguisher is required on each vessel.

Operator of vessel must be at least 16 years of age.

All vessels must be effectively muffled.

Park Information

Vaquero Day Use Area

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Opening Memorial Day Weekend              Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

To get to this day use area, take exit 191 off of the 1-5 and follow Vista Del Lago Road.

 

Spanish Point, Tin Cup, Bear Trap, Yellowbar, and Serrano Day Use Areas

These small islands offer beautiful picnic areas out on the lake! These additional day use areas are only accessible by boat. Fishing is also available off of these points.

 

 

Los Alamos Campground

 

Site Map

Consists of 90 individual sites and 3 group sites with bathrooms with flush toilets, potable water and dump station free to overnight guests. Reservations must be made 3 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Notice: As of May 1, 2017, the procedure for camper priority access to the boat launch will change to reflect the following:

  • Priority access will be granted only to campground guests in line at the entrance gate house at 6
  • As soon as the line with campground guests waiting at 6 AM is cleared, the gates will open to the public.
  • Any campground guests not in the line at 6 AM will have to join the line with the rest of the public. There will be no separate line for campground guests.

Make a reservation online here or call 877-444-6777.

Please note that any campsite discounted using a Golden Age Pass will be verified by the camp host upon arrival. The camper’s driver’s license must match the name on the Golden Age Pass and the reservation name. Only one discount may be applied per Golden Age Pass.

Los Alamos Campground Rules

 

Boat & Trailer Storage

Monthly storage for boats, trailers and RVs is available at the lake.

$100.00 per month

Please contact 661-702-1420 or email mauri@rockymountainrec.com for more information.

 

Fishing Information

Pyramid Lake is home to large mouth bass, small mouth bass, striped bass, blue gill, crappie and some trout.

All fishermen must have a valid California State fishing license if 16 years or older. Fishing from the docks or launch ramps is prohibited. Cleaning fish on the water or shoreline is strictly prohibited. There is a fish-cleaning station located in Parking Lot B for your convenience. Please do not place fish heads in fish-cleaning station.

Additional Information

Vista del Lago Visitors Center

Vista del Lago Visitors Center is the largest of DWR’s three information facilities. Resident tour guides offer guests both personal and school tours. And as installation of new exhibits continues, the center now supports California’s Education and Environment Initiatives (EEI) Curriculum. The visitors center offers exhibits such as the Magic Planet and Ancient Waters exhibits. Learn more here!

 

  • Swimming is prohibited outside designated swim beaches.
  • Gathering firewood is prohibited, however, bundled firewood is available for sale.
  • Fireworks and firearms are prohibited.
  • Please use the the many trash cans around the park and avoid littering and damaging plants or property.
  • Have fun and enjoy the recreation area!
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Boating & Rentals

Boat Rentals are currently unavailable.

The maximum allowed water crafts on Pyramid Lake is 150 boats and 50 jet skis.

This rule is strictly enforced. Once the lake reaches capacity, the attendants will allow one boat on for one boat off.

 

When launching a boat:

All water craft (including kayaks and float tubes) are required to pass a quagga mussel inspection before they will be allowed to launch.

A proper personal flotation device must be on board for each person.

Children 12 years and under much wear a PFD while underway.

A fire extinguisher is required on each vessel.

Operator of vessel must be at least 16 years of age.

All vessels must be effectively muffled.