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Great lakeside visits and easy fishing.

Fun place to relax and enjoy a beautiful lake. The diner across the street is good and old time all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego, California
A lovely place for a walk or even camping.

Whether you just want a place for a walk or you want to do a bit of fishing This is a lovely lake... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Escondido, California
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1700 La Honda Dr, Escondido, CA 92027-1214
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to relax and enjoy a beautiful lake. The diner across the street is good and old time all the way.

Thank BWWC87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the staff is very helpfull and friendly for a getaway if at the tent area is nice, clean showers and restroom kept clean also.kid friendly. there is fishing close to town if you need to pick up extra supplys

Thank markccbb
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Nestled in the hills of Escondido, this beautiful man made lake provides visitors with many happy surprises. You can fish, rent small boats including paddle boats, hike, picnic, etc. staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a snack bar and other amenities are available....More

2  Thank jeannej77
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Whether you just want a place for a walk or you want to do a bit of fishing This is a lovely lake. There is also a play groung and grassy area for pick nicks.

Thank AnnieHeffner
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The lake is small and nothing was biting. A couple of other fishermen fished for several hours too and didn't catch anything. There were many hornets everywhere, my daughter was stung by one. The positive is that the ranger station had a lot of bait...More

Thank Velvet H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I am comeherefor seeBUT i no have see nothing special!!! I AM SORRY!!! Maybe is good for PiCnic But no impression me!!!!! The area no is interesing !!!

Thank sandiegovoyager2015
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We enjoyed our one-day visit to Dixon Lake. We took one of several hikes in the area and also hiked up to Daley Ranch. Easy place to park if you just want to hike, and you don't have to pay for parking when parking at...More

1  Thank BancyN
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I grew up fishing Dixon lake and now take my kids when I can. Excellent clean campgrounds and excellent fishing.

2  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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....More

1  Thank kedalion1
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...More

4  Thank EscoDave
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21 June 2018|
Response from jeannej77 | Reviewed this property |
No its free to get in and to park. It is worth the visit
18 October 2016|
Response from Jmichael I |
You may not, to my knowledge, use any craft of your own. You fish from shore, or from one of their rental boats. Use their Facebook page, or website, or just call the lake to confirm--that would be the easiest, just call... More
8 June 2015|
Response from lisak56 | Reviewed this property |
Reasonable fees, around $3-$5, yes to the easy hiking as well. Beautiful, scenic lake, worth the trip!