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Address: 1700 La Honda Dr, Escondido, CA 92027-1214

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Overused Park w/Aging Infrastructure

My family stopped here for a few hours to stretch their legs on the way to San Diego. The park is not horrible but I am guessing the bathrooms, trails, shelters, etc were... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family stopped here for a few hours to stretch their legs on the way to San Diego. The park is not horrible but I am guessing the bathrooms, trails, shelters, etc were installed in the 1960's and they are badly in need of replacement/refurbishment. I think the staff does what they can but it is obvious this park gets... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Hidden in the hills above Escondido is Dixon Lake. It is a great local park featuring hiking, camping, fishing and picnicing. The lake has produced some record bass and is regularly stocked with trout by the City of Escondido. Nominal fee per car to get in but the park is well worth it. If you camp there, you will enjoy... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Dixon lake is East of Escondido in the foothills. It is a great family place for a variety of outdoor activities. Boating, and fishing are good. We go there for picnic's and find it a wonderful serene spot that is close to town.

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San Miguel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

I fished there on 8/21/15. I found the place to be clean and well kept. I rented one of their reasonably priced motor boats for a day of fishing. The boat was powered by a 12v battery and a trolling motor. This was my only problem. When the winds pick up in the afternoon it becomes very hard to get... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

It has a very clean environment around and in the lake. There are many great hiking trails around the lake. Also, it is great for fishing. Many grassy areas are open for picnics. It is free to enter on the weekends.

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Thank LOriH650590
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

We camped this past weekend at Dixon Lake. It was a great experience! The campsites are clean and well-maintained and with the gates closed and locked at sundown, we felt very safe and secure. We broke the rules and checked out the campsite beforehand (cars aren't suppose to go into the camping area - which we didn't know at the... More 

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Thank Penny A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Being charged a fee to fish is not the problem. Having to line up shoulder to shoulder with strangers behind a barrier to night fish is. Lines crossed all night with people who are practically sitting in your lap because you are ALL suppose to stand behind a block barrier while the Rangers babysat you and insisted on looking thru... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

If any body plan to go fishing at DIxon lake, it is better off by just filling up your bath tub and fish there instead.

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Escondido,CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Beautiful lake for fishing and boating, overnight camping, picnicking, hiking, etc. Large picnic areas. FUN!

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

We like it that Dixon Lake is close to home and we can get there after work if we are packed to go and leave right away. The web site has a nice overview of each camping spot. We stayed in one that had a view of the lake. It was great to hear the ducks in the morning. We... More 

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