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Lake Cuyamaca, San Diego Overview

Lake Cuyamaca, also known as Cuyamaca reservoir Aur Cuyamaca Lake, is a reservoir and recreational area in Eastern San Diego County, California. This 110 square meter reservoir is nestled amid the Eastern Cuyamaca Mountains. The Cuyamaca Dam is the second oldest dam in California, still in operation. The Lake Cuyamaca Recreation & Park District was formed in the mid-1960s. The recreational area of Cuyamaca Lake is administered by The Helix Water District and Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District.

This reservoir is stocked with 38,000 lbs. of trout annually. Cuyamaca is the only lake in San Diego that can stock trout across the year. Channel catfish, crappie,  Florida bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and sturgeon are some other species of fishes found there.

The reservoir offers fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Lake Cuyamaca has a camp, a store, a tackle shop, & a cafe on-site. The hiking trails stretch up to the top of Cuyamaca Peak, to the southwest of Cuyamaca Reservoir, and in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The tackle shop here is open Mon to Thu from 6 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Fri to Sun from 6 A.M to 6 P.M.

Must Know Before You Visit Lake Cuyamaca

Timings : Open for Fishing from morning 6 A.M. to sunset, and the tackle shop opens at 8 A.M.

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