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Dixon Lake

1700 La Honda Drive, Escondido, CA 92027
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Ranked #19 of 21 Attractions in Escondido
Type: Bodies of Water
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San Marcos, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

In April 2014 I went fishing here for the first time. I ended up with no fish and a 46 dollar parking ticket. Fishing is poor. I have 55 plus years of fishing experience. At Dixon lake i tried to catch fish with nightcrawlers, a major brand of floating bait and a silver lure for six hours. I never got... More

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Escondido, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good family spot. There is hiking trails (watch out for rattlesnakes), camping (but no pets nor fires) and trout fishing. I haven't fished yet but plan to this year!

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San Diego, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We got invited to camp here for the first time for New Years Eve. The site we were at had a beautiful view of the lake on one side and the city of Escondido on the other. Kind of cold, but we had a lot of blankets. (no electricity unless you choose a site with full hookups) They allow 2... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My husband went fishing for a day with his boss. They didn't start until 9:00 am they stayed until 5:00pm and all they got was a sunburn. So when my darlinf husband told me , I knew I could do it better...LOL So the next Saturday morning we got up at 4am went to Walmart got many kinds of bait... More

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Escondido, California, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We are intermediate level hikers and the trails around here are pretty leisurely. The campgrounds are well maintained and it's a nice place for picnicking.

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Escondido, California
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Good pic-nick area, good fishing, Beautiful camping area with reasonable rates. Good for a family day outing or over night.

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Syracuse, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went to walk but trails are not marked and got lost. Only saw 1 sign that said " 3 mile loop" but didn't show where the loop started so continued down the road and found paths but they were not "the loop" since the path stopped and we had to turn around. That is when we must have taken a... More

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Escondido, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful place, but found out "NO DOGS ALLOWED" inside this facility and we were really dissapointed, so as our pup....

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Temecula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Dixon Lake and the Daley Ranch is an awesome outdoor park. The trails offer something for families, serious hikers and bikers of every level. Be sure to bring water and snacks. Some hills going up and down have some ruts but if you're not reckless it is all doable. Super place to walk your dog, but don't let them loose,... More

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I love Dixon lake, so much to do. from BBQ's to horseshoes, fishing and of course hiking. The scenery is beautiful. One of my favourite campsites, it is small but lots of space between campers and wonderful views all around you.

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