Lake Dixon is open year-round (closed Christmas Day). Gates open at 6:00 a.m. daily; park closes at dusk. Night fishing is available during the summer months. Contact the Park Ranger office at 760-839-4680 for further information. No pets are allowed at this facility.

We had a very successful catfish season.  Night fishing is now over, and if you missed it, you missed a great opportunity to enjoy Lake Dixon after dark.  Check back to this site often for updates on our next big event, our four-day Trout Derby in early November. 

For current fishing conditions and hours of operation, please check the latest fishing report.

With the end of summer comes our quieter season.  We're waiting for trout season to begin, and the catfish are a little more picky.  If you want a relaxing experience, join us at Lake Dixon during the week and enjoy less crowds and a slower pace.  We still have all the amenities (boat rentals, concessions and camping) but the feeling is a little more laid back.  Parking is free during the week.  There is a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle on Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays and special events. No pets, no alcohol and no glass containers please.

Join us on September 20 for the 2014 California Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers will be helping clean Lake Dixon from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Bring buckets, work gloves and canteens for water.  Cleanup supplies and tools will be provided.  Go to for more information. Sponsored by the following organizations: thinkBLUE San Diego, County of San Diego, SDG&E (A Sempra Energy utility), Republic Services, Lowe's, REI, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Qualcomm Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, California Coastal Commission, COX, SeaWorld San Diego, Bahia Resort Hotel and Rubio's.

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Entry Fee (Day Use):

(Charged on weekends, holidays, and during special events such as the Trout Derby)

Per Car/Van/Motorcycle $5.00
Buses/Vehicles over 20 ft. $10.00
Senior Citizens (over 60) FREE