Lake Ramona is a small, deep, clear-water reservoir situated between Poway and Ramona. It is around 37 miles northeast of San Diego City. This Lake was formed in the 1980s as a reservoir to keep stock of the inexpensive water for local agricultural needs as well as emergency storage in case of shortage. You have to hike through the Lake Poway & Blue Sky Reserve to reach here.
The place is very beautiful and serene, covered with greenery and flowers in the spring season. It is approximately 3 miles one-way, and most parts of the way involve climbing up the hill. Moreover, there are no drinking fountains over there, so please carry sufficient water while hiking.
Swimming or wading is not allowed here, yet fishing is permitted. There are several species of fishes like catfish, trout, sunfish, & bass. The Lake is open daily from sunrise to sunset yet has holiday closures on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. No fees are there to fish at Lake Ramona, but a valid California Sport Fishing License is required for all anglers/fishermen of ages 16 years or above.
Timings : Open round the year from sunrise to sunset.
Charges : Free Fishing (license required)
Kids-friendly : Yes
Dog friendly : Yes