Discovery Lake is a five-acre lake lying in a quiet residential area in San Marcos, California. There is a trail around the Discovery Lake that is multi-use, short trail apt for hiking, bicycling, jogging, strollers, wheelchairs, and having a walk with your pet. There are many other hiking trails in the area varying in length, difficulty, & elevation.
The Discovery Lake trail is around 36 miles from San Diego. The Lake also offers a dock where visitors can closely watch a variety of birds coming there.
Swimming or wading is not allowed in the Lake. Only catch & release fishing with barbless hooks is recommended by the City. Fishing is allowed only from shorelines and the dock. Further, a fishing license is necessary for all people above the age of 16 years. The park doesn't allow boats, rafts, or any inflatables. Also, the park prohibits gas-powered model boats or remote-controlled airplanes, except in the area specified by the park or by special permit. The Lake features permanent restrooms, picnic tables & shelters, play equipment, splash pad, and trail connections. The Splashpad operates daily for 15 minutes at 11 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 2 P.M, 3:30 P.M., & 5 P.M.