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 is home to Raging Waters, one of California’s premier water parks, Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, which 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.
Kayak 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 summer daytime high air temperature averages in the mid 80s and in the high 60s and low 70s during the spring and fall. The water level fluctuates, affecting the shoreline access and creating unmarked submerged water hazards.
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.
Fees: There is a camping, entrance, and parking fee and a fee to launch.
Lake Facilities: 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. 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.
Resources: 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 Camping Information
Campground: There are several campgrounds around the reservoir suitable for tent, RV and group camping.
Campground Facilities: The facilities include electric and water hookups, sewer connections, coin washers and dryers in the laundry room, a fully stocked market and general store, restrooms with flush toilets running water, and showers. Three group tenting areas and twenty-five family tent camping sites are in a separate rustic area of the park with water and fire pits near each site. Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to reservations to be considered for a refund.
Check-in Time: 1:00 p.m.
Check-out Time: 12:00 noon
Minimum Stay: 0
Maximum Stay: 0
Reservations #: 800 809-3778