Lake Wohlford

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Lake Wohlford will reopen to the public for day use on 5/2/20 in accordance with Governor Newsom's stay-at-home directive (3/19/20) and the County of San Diego's most recent Health Order (5/1/20).  Please check the City of Escondido's COVID-19 web page for rules and restrictions 

  • Fishing: Shoreline fishing is returning to Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford on Tuesday, May 12. Facial coverings are required when purchasing a fishing permit and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Full day boat rentals will re-open on Monday, May 18. Hourly rentals will not be available for the time being. 

453 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.