Castaic Afterbay Lagoon
Castaic Lagoon Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Castaic Afterbay Lagoon is located seven miles north of Magic Mountain Amusement Park and fourteen miles south of Pyramid Lake. The lagoon is ideal for novice paddlers, or for those individuals who desire a peaceful afternoon paddling an SUP.
The well maintained shaded grassy picnic area and white sandy beach swimming area is a perfect location for a family barbecue or a place to cool off from the extremely hot summer sun. Castaic Lake does not permit swimming, whereas the lagoon does. Swimming is allowed in designated areas only when there is a lifeguard on duty. Beaches are open for swimming from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend. Jet skis and powerboats are not allowed on the lagoon except those with electric motors. Windsurfing, sailing, fishing, canoes and kayaks are permitted.
Castiac Afterbay Lagoon is well-suited for kayak anglers who like to catch a lot of fish. The lagoon’s record for bass weighed in at 17 pounds!
Open: The Lagoon is open daily year-round, (except on Christmas day), from sunrise to sunset for boating. In the summer the lake opens at 5:45 or 6:00 AM and closes at 8:00 or 7:45 PM. Boats must be out of the water by closing time.You can fish 24 hours a day.
Fees: There are day use, launch, camping and pet fees. You must purchase a launch permit prior to launching. Violators will be cited.
Lake Facilities: There are water, hiking and bicycling trails, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, kayak and canoe rentals and a boat launch. Leashed pets are allowed. Only electric motors are allowed. The two-lane launch ramp is utilized by canoes, sailboats/boards, kayaks, float tubes and vessels with trolling motors. A fish cleaning station is located at the lagoon launch ramp.