Castaic Lake Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Castaic Lake lies nestled in the wilderness of Los Padres National Forest. It's natural beauty and easily accessible urban amenities, makes Castaic Lake a popular boating and fishing destination in the summer months. Castaic Lake is located right before you reach a steep six mile grade fourteen miles south of Pyramid Lake and one-half mile above Castaic Afterbay Lagoon.
The right fishing arm of the lake has several quiet coves with inspiring scenery. There is no swimming at the upper lake; you may however swim at the designated beach areas at the lower lake.
Kayak anglers will find healthy populations of crappie and the striped bass, but it is the largemouth bass fishing, however, that gives Lake Castaic its world class reputation. Castaic Lake holds the state record for largemouth bass weighing 21 pounds 2 ounces. Castaic Lake is loaded with largemouth and striped bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill and rainbow trout which continue to bite throughout the entire year.
Open: The lake is open daily all year for boating from sunrise to sunset except on Christmas day. Hours Dry Gulch will be closed from March 26 - May 26 for Fish Spawning. The boat speed limit is 35 m.p.h. except in restricted 5 m.p.h. zones. NOTE: Castaic Lake only allows 100 boats maximum on the lake at a time. It is not uncommon on busy summer weekends for the park to close due to reaching maximum capacity, so plan accordingly. Fees: Castaic Lake has a day use, launch and a pet fee. California State Park Passes are not accepted at Castaic Lake Recreation Area.
Lake Facilities: The facilities include jet and waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, hiking, power boating, water, flush toilets and boat rentals. Swimming is not allowed.