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.

This week marks the end of night fishing at Lake Dixon.  The last two evenings to take advantage of staying out late are this Thursday and Friday, August 28 and 29.  Bring the family to enjoy the cool night breezes this summer. The lake is open until 10:45 p.m. if you are fishing from a boat, and until 11:45 p.m. if you are fishing on shore.  Picnic areas close at 8 p.m. Catfish have been planted throughout the season, and fishing has been good. Combine your visit with a few nights of camping and enjoy the beautiful views of the Escondido skyline as the lights come on in the city, or spend an afternoon hiking in Daley Ranch.

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

Labor Day is just about here.  Plan on spending the last official holiday of the summer (I know school's already started for many) with the family at Lake Dixon. We offer cool picnic areas, great fishing and boating, and just a great place to get away from the heat of the city.  The park is open until 8:00 through Monday, September 1.  There is a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle on Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays, including Labor Day.  Come celebrate with us!  No pets, no alcohol and no glass containers please.

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