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Address: 1700 La Honda Drive, Escondido, CA 92027

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Camping & fishing

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
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Escondido, California
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Escondido,CA
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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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San Marcos, California
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Address: Address: 1700 La Honda Drive, Escondido, CA 92027
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido

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