25453 Lake Wohlford Road
Escondido, CA 92025
Lake Wohlford is open seven days a week from mid-December through the weekend after Labor Day in September. Lake Wohlford is open Saturdays and Sundays only from the weekend after Labor Day until mid-December. Fishing hours are 6:00 a.m. to dusk. Contact Park Ranger at 760-839-4346 for further information.
ATTENTION: In order to protect Lake Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels, there is still a temporary ban on private water craft and equipment that could have been exposed to mussels. Restricted equipment includes private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors and other equipment that contacts the water.
CATFISH SEASON IS HERE! Lake Wohlford gets its first catfish stock of the year the first week of July. In order to celebrate, we are hosting the Lake Wohlford Catfish Derby on Saturday, July 5 from 6:00 a.m. until midnight. The United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps is the beneficiary this year, and American Legion Unit 149 will be presenting a charity breakfast, lunch and and raffle. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be a $500 grand prize for the overall largest catfish, and division prizes will be awarded for Active Military, Adult (16 and over) and Youth (under 16). No State fishing license is required, but you must purchase Lake Wohlford fishing permits on the day of the event. Adult permits are $7.00 and Youth and Senior permits are $5.00. Please call Lake Wohlford at (760) 839-4346 for more information. This event is sponsored by the City of Escondido and Bass Pro Shops.