10/27/2017: Starting October 29, 2017, North Shore will be closed until June 8, 2018 (two weeks after Lightening in a Bottle festival). South Shore will be closed on Sunday at 6:00pm through Friday at 6:00am. Remains open on Saturdays.
Lake San Antonio will fully open Thursday before Memorial Day in 2018. Thank you all for another memorable season!
Lake San Antonio to Reopen for Recreation Thanks to Winter Rains
The County of Monterey and The California Parks Company are pleased to announce the re-opening of Lake San Antonio, which has been closed since July 2015 due to the drought. Thanks to the significant rainfall Monterey County has experienced, water levels at the lake can now accommodate recreation.
It is extremely important that all vessels are screened at the Entry Gate for mussels. Owners of vessels caught without a current inspection certificate will be fined $2,000.
“If a vessel was on a mussel infected body of water within 30-days of arrival to Lake Nacimiento or Lake San Antonio, it will not be allowed to launch. Infected water bodies include all of the Colorado River and adjoining lakes, Lake Castaic, Lake Pyramid, Lake Piru, and many of the lakes in San Diego County. For a complete list of infected lakes, go to the State Department of Fish and Wildlife website.”
Lake San Antonio prices are as follows:
- Camping, hook-ups: $42
- Camping, dry: $32
- Day Use: $11
- Boat Fee (per day): $10
- Dog Fee: $2 (per dog, per day)
- Lodging Fees: Based on size of unit and day of week
Note: Group camping reservations are for 10 sites or more at Redonda Vista Loop E and mobile home units only at this time. All other sites are first come, first serve.
About Lake San Antonio
Lake San Antonio Resort is a full service, family oriented resort conveniently located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is located 20-minutes North West of Lake Nacimiento. The nearest towns are Paso Robles and King City.
Lake San Antonio is located among shady oak trees, and provides some of the best camping in the State’s central are. The lodges are fully furnished and spacious. For campers, Lake San Antonio has tent and full hookup RV sites, all located in beautiful settings abundant with amazing wildlife. Lake San Antonio is famous for its great fishing, and it is home to striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill.
Lake San Antonio is a man-made lake, formed by an earthfill dam on the Lake San Antonio River. The dam is 202 feet tall and was completed in 1965 under Monterey County District Engineer Loran Bunte Jr. The lake and dam are controlled by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency. The lake’s primary purpose is flood control and irrigation, but recreation is a wonderful by-product.
To request a reservation, please complete the form below:
Note: Completing the form does not mean you have a reservation. Booking is not confirmed until you receive a reservation confirmation.