Lake Barrett Kayak, Canoe & Kayak Fishing Information
No water body contact activities or private motorized boats are allowed on Barrett Lake which reduces the noise and congestion. However there are 25 boats available for rent. The rentals are 14 feet long and come with 8 horsepower outboards. You may bring your own motor if so desired, max. 25hp. Most people like to bring their own electric trolling motors to use while fishing.
Open: Barrett Lake is private. Access is allowed on a limited basis by reservation. The lake is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for kayaking May through September. Lake hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Photo ID of the reservation holder will be required at the lake, and all parties on that reservation must enter the lake at the same time. Due to the fact that the entrance road passes through private property, all parties must be escorted on and off the premises. There may be some delay when leaving the lake. For your convenience and planning purposes, escorted departures are scheduled at 12:00 noon, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and sunset.
Fees: Reservations are required through Ticketmaster’s or you can call: Ph: 619 220-8497. Reservations can be made one month at a time, beginning on the second Tuesday of the month before at 7:00 p.m. Patrons are limited to two vehicles per reservation. The lake does not sell fishing licenses.
Lake Facilities: Motorized private boats are not allowed at Barrett Lake, but float tubes, canoes, and kayaks are permitted. There are boat rentals, with and without a motor. Bring your own water. No water body contact is allowed. Swimming, SUP baording, jet and waterskiing are not permitted. Fishermen must wear waders or hip boots. Motor homes are allowed but not advised, due to limited parking and low overhead on the entrance road. Trash cans are provided next to shoreline toilets.