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Lake Hodges, San Diego Overview

Lake Hodges is a lake and reservoir in Southern California. It is around 31 miles north of San Diego City and lies just south of Escondido, California. The total capacity of Lake Hodges is 30,251 acre-feet of water. In 1918, Hodges Reservoir was formed along with the construction of the Hodges Dam on San Dieguito Creek. Later, the dam and the reservoir was purchased by the City of San Diego in 1925.

The city of San Diego owns this Lake and supplies water to the San Dieguito Water District and Santa Fe Irrigation District.

The water activities at the recreational area involve boats, rowing boats, canoes, float tubes, kayaks, sailboarding, & Stand Up Paddleboards. There are picnic tables and barbecue spots (gas barbecue is allowed in specified areas). Dogs are allowed here only on a leash. No dogs are admissible on boats. Further, no swimming, wading, and camping allowed.

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Fishing tickets : Adults - $8:00 per person, Seniors (age 65 and above) $4 per person, Youth (ages 8 to 15) - $2.50 per person, and Children (ages 7 & below) - free.

Boating tickets : Private Boating and Watercraft, including Private Boat Launch, Double Kayaks (Single Kayaks are $2 per craft), Canoes - $7 per boat/craft, and Boards - $ 7 per board.

Wheelchair accessible fishing : Yes

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