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San Antonio Lake

kayaking san antonio lakeSan Antonio Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

Thanks to the significant rainfall Monterey County has experienced, water levels at the lake have reached approximately 50% and can now accommodate recreation

ONLY VESSELS CARRYING STAMPED AND SIGNED PERMITS WILL BE ALLOWED ON Skayaking San Antonio LakeAN ANTONIO. Gentle rolling grass-covered hills scattered with a mixture of live oak and chaparral surround San Antonio Lake. Unless you are up to a strenuous paddle, I would suggest using the three boat launch locations as starting points, and paddle the lake in sections.

The lake’s narrow width allows you to easily cut across to the opposite shore, but use caution for fast-moving powerboats and jet skis. Just south of the launch near Harris Creek campground is a scenic cove, which provides a private retreat. The submerged tree hazards prevent powerboats from entering the meandering cove where the water tends to be more calm. This quiet haven is quite a contrast from the fast-moving watercraft in the main part of the lake.

San Antonio Lake boasts some of the hottest fishing opportunities in the state of California and is an excellent year-round warm water fishery. The species of fish consist of small and largemouth bass, stripers, channel catfish, crappie, redear and bluegill. The most popular are the largemouth bass, and channel catfish.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 60 63 66 74 81 89 94 94 89 81 68 61
Low 36 39 41 41 45 50 54 54 51 44 38 33

Open: The lake is open daily year-round for boating, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night and a night time boat permit. There is no posted boat speed limit during the day except in the restricted 5 m.p.h. zones. The boat speed limit at night is 5 m.p.h.  Update: San Antonio Lake will be closed starting July 1st 2015 due to drought conditions. Call before departing.For information call 805 472-2311.

Fees: There are day use, launch and camping fees at San Antonio Lake.

Lake Facilities: Lake San Antonio offers year-round activities including picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating and water-skiing. Visitors can enjoy active water sports all year.The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book

The facilities consist of three boat launches, a general store, a snack bar, a full-service marina, gasoline, boat rentals, boat-in camping, power boating, jet and waterskiing, windsurfing, swimming, fishing, and hiking and bicycling trails.




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