Pyramid Lake

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43101 Pyramid Lake Road, Lebec, CA, United States
Pyramid Lake Road Lebec California 93243 US
Kiosk 661-295-7155 Marina Store 661-294-9403Kiosk 661-295-7155 Marina Store 661-294-9403

Attention
Pyramid Lake and Los Alamos Campground in Los Angeles County have a ban on all campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves due to the extreme fire danger level. For more, please go to 
USDA Forest Service News Release

Pyramid Lake Recreation Area in Los Angeles County will increase fees for all recreational opportunities and vehicle access on September 9th. The fee increase is the first all recreational opportunities increase since 2010 and is necessary to offset operational cost increases to maintain high quality visitor services.

To save on Annual Vehicle Passes, passes can be purchased at $125 before September 9th when fee increase becomes effective. Campsites booked before the fee increase becomes effective will remain the same without increasing even if reservation date is after September 9th.

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 (Smoky Bear Road), turn left 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!

 

To operate a PRIVATE boat/ vessel on Pyramid Lake, you need a California Boater’s Safety Card. Renters of watercraft do not apply to this.

For more information please visit http://www.californiaboatercard.com.

 

Please See the links Below about Boater Safety Courses

Public Education Course Flyer Boat America

News-Release_Boat-America_March-2021

Park Hours

Current Hours of Operation

Pyramid Lake is now open!

Monday-Sunday

Gate Hours:  6:00 a.m.- 7 p.m. (On August 11th times will be 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Boat Rentals/Bait Shop:  6:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.  No rentals after 3:00 p.m. (On August 11th 6:30am no launching after 4pm, boats off water by 6pm, gates close at 7pm) Store closes at 6:00pm.

Personal Boats: No launching after 4 p.m. and boats must be off the water by 6 p.m.

 

Entry Fees

*Fees will be increasing September 9th, 2022

Vehicle $15.00
Trailer and/or Water craft $16.00
Each Additional Water craft $16.00
Non Motorized Water craft $10.00
Motorcycle $13.00
RV’s and Trailers $23.00
Buses $33.00
Senior/Disabled (no weekends or holidays) $10.00
Annual Vehicle Pass $160.00
Annual Vehicle and 1 Vessel Pass $340.00
Standard Campsite, Non-Holiday $26.00
Boating & Rentals
BOAT RENTALS: ( Drivers License & deposit required. Must be 18 years or older)
14’ Fishing Boat with 8HP Motor – 4 Passenger Max
Deposit (required) $100
Minimum 2 hours $45
Each Additional Hour $15
All Day Rate $100
16’ Deluxe Boat with 9.9HP Motor – 5 Passenger Max
Deposit (required) $200
Minimum 2 hours $80
Each Additional Hour $30
All Day Rate $200
Pontoon with 25HP Motor – 10 Passenger Max
Deposit (required) $325
Minimum 2 hours $125
Each Additional Hour $50
All Day Rate $325
Deluxe Pontoon with 40HP Motor – 10 Passenger Max     (no fishing permitted)
Deposit (required) $450
Minimum 2 hours $170
Each Additional Hour $70
All Day Rate $450
Kayak – Tandem
Deposit (required) $50
Minimum 1 hour $15
Each Additional Hour $15
Canoe
Deposit (required) $50
Minimum 1 hour $13
Each Additional Hour $13
Paddle Board
Deposit (required) $40
Minimum 1 hour $13
Each Additional Hour $13

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 must 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

The campground is now open.

 

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.

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 and have to pay 3 months up front. Requirements: Registration for boat, drivers license, and the boat. Owner of boat has to be present.

Please contact 661-295-7155 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: ( Drivers License & deposit required. Must be 18 years or older)
14’ Fishing Boat with 8HP Motor – 4 Passenger Max
Deposit (required) $100
Minimum 2 hours $45
Each Additional Hour $15
All Day Rate $100
16’ Deluxe Boat with 9.9HP Motor – 5 Passenger Max
Deposit (required) $200
Minimum 2 hours $80
Each Additional Hour $30
All Day Rate $200
Pontoon with 25HP Motor – 10 Passenger Max
Deposit (required) $325
Minimum 2 hours $125
Each Additional Hour $50
All Day Rate $325
Deluxe Pontoon with 40HP Motor – 10 Passenger Max     (no fishing permitted)
Deposit (required) $450
Minimum 2 hours $170
Each Additional Hour $70
All Day Rate $450
Kayak – Tandem
Deposit (required) $50
Minimum 1 hour $15
Each Additional Hour $15
Canoe
Deposit (required) $50
Minimum 1 hour $13
Each Additional Hour $13
Paddle Board
Deposit (required) $40
Minimum 1 hour $13
Each Additional Hour $13

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 must 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.