Puddingstone Reservoir

Kayaking Puddingstone Reservoir

Puddingstone Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Area Map #33     Miles of Shoreline: 5     Lake Surface Acres: 253     Elevation: 940’ Address: 120 Via Verde Avenue San Dimas, CA 91773     Ph: 909 599-8411     

Paddle Notes: Over the years, Puddingstone Reservoir has seen its up and downs but it looks like its on the upswing again lately. There's tables for the weekend picnickers, trails all around for hiking and the grounds are well kept and clean for the most part.

It is a great location to paddle and have a picnic. Puddingstone Reservoir  draws an abundance of park visitors on hot summer weekends. Personal water crafts are only allowed in the speed zone. The speed zone designates fast boating activities and operates from 10:00 a.m. until one-half hour before sunset. At all other times the speed zone has a maximum speed limit of 12 m.p.h. All vessels shall operate in a counter clockwise direction. They ticket violators.

Puddingstone Reservoir kayak FishingKayak Fishing: The reservoir is stocked with trout in the winter and catfish in the summer. There are also largemouth bass, bluegill and carp taken here. Night fishing is permitted from the shoreline during the summertime. Although Puddingstone Reservoir is very well known for the quality catfish produced year-round, trout, bass, and crappie are also abundant.

Wind & Weather Conditions:  The water level fluctuates, affecting the shoreline access and creating unmarked submerged water hazards.

The summer daytime high air temperature averages in the mid 80s and in the high 60s and low 70s during the spring and fall. August  is the hottest month of the year, with an average maximum temperature of 89 degrees. The coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 60 degrees.  The annual average rainfall is 19 Inches. The wettest month of the year is February with an average rainfall of 4 Inches.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 68 69 69 74 77 82 89 89 87 80 73 60
Low 42 44 45 47 51 51 55 59 58 53 45 41

Terrain: Puddingstone Reservoir is located in Los Angeles County near the city of San Dimas. The park has plenty of shade and picnic tables. There are three piers. When you enter from the East shore, you'll hit the middle pier which is farthest away from the boating area noise. The pier to the right is half closed off (due to deterioration) and closest to the boating area.

NOTE: All boats entering the water are subject to inspection prior to launch. You will not be allowed to launch your kayak if you have been to an infested lake and have any standing water or dampness on your kayak. Launch access may also be denied if you have not had your boat professionally cleaned and/or has not been clean, drained, and dry for up to seven days, depending on the time of year. In order to control the infestation of quagga mussels to other lakes and reservoirs, watch this educational video to prevent the closure of lakes, and reservoirs to private boats throughout the state of California

Open: Puddingstone Reservoir is open year-round, seven days a week, from sunrise to 10:00 p.m. in the summer, sunrise to 7:00 p.m. in the winter. Boating launching hours after six months, the reservoir use is divided for powerboat and personal watercraft use. On even days of the month, powerboats are allowed to make wakes. On odd number days the reservoir is open for personal watercraft and boats with the intention of only fishing. Puddingstone Reservoir kayaking

Fees: There is a camping, entrance, and parking fee and a fee to launch.

Lake Facilities: Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park consists of walking paths, picnicking, and a concession. Boat rentals, bait and tackle, food, drinks, and fuel are available at the dock and store. Pets are allowed. There are hiking and horseback riding trails. There are quite a few gazebos with bbq's available  Fishing, swimming, windsurfing, float-tubing, boating, sailing, kayaking, water and jet-skiing are permitted with size restriction of the minimum of vessels 8 feet in length to the maximum of 26 feet. Boat Rentals Ph: 909 599-2667

Lake Directions: From San Dimas, off of SR-57 heading south for one-point-nine miles. Exit on Via Verde Avenue heading east for point-three miles to the park entrance. Map

Puddingstone Reservoir Kayaking



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