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Loved it at first until the ranger yelled at us

My wife and I took our dog there. We walked down to the lake but missed the sign saying dogs had to... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Vista, California
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 August 27, 2018
San Diego, California
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1700 La Honda Dr, Escondido, CA 92027-1214
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

My wife and I took our dog there. We walked down to the lake but missed the sign saying dogs had to be 50 ft away from the lake at all times. The ranger saw us from across the lake and yelled the 50 ft...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BWWC87
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank markccbb
Reviewed January 21, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank jeannej77
Reviewed October 16, 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AnnieHeffner
Reviewed August 29, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Velvet H
Reviewed August 19, 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 !!!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank sandiegovoyager2015
Reviewed May 22, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank BancyN
Reviewed January 4, 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed December 7, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank kedalion1
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June 20, 2018|
Response from jeannej77 | Reviewed this property |
No its free to get in and to park. It is worth the visit
October 18, 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
June 7, 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!