Updated 7/17/2014
Last Fish Stock: 3,000 lbs. Catfish - July 3rd
Next Fish Stock: 1,000 lbs. Catfish - July 31st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Lake now open every day!

 

 

 

Events, Dining and Fun 

Fees and Pricing 

Lake and Boating HoursFish in the lake 

Fishing Limits 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures of the Lake

Location and Directions to the LakeOther Places Near ByMap of the Lake

Stocking the Lake with Fish 

 

 

 

LOCATION, ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Directions From San Diego:

1  Merge onto CA-163 N toward ESCONDIDO. -10.4 mi
                                         or
2  Merge onto I-15 N. -15.2 mi
3  Take the VIA RANCHO PARKWAY exit. -0.3 mi
4  Turn RIGHT onto E VIA RANCHO PKWY. -0.4 mi
5  E VIA RANCHO PKWY becomes BEAR VALLEY PKWY S. -5.7 mi
6  Turn RIGHT onto E VALLEY PKWY/CR-S6. -1.2 mi
7  Turn RIGHT onto LAKE WOHLFORD RD. -2.8 mi

Lake Address
   25453 Lake Wohlford Rd.
   Escondido, CA 92027

Mailing Address:
   Public Works Department/Lake Wohlford
   201 North Broadway
   Escondido, CA 92025

Ranger and Information Phone
   (760) 839-4346

 


Orientation of Lake Wohlford: NE Escondido, NE San Diego County, Southern California, Western United States, North America

 

HOURS

Open daily - 6:00am to 7:30pm (6:00am to dusk)
Boat Dock closes at 7:00pm

Yearly Schedule: Open 7 days per week from early/mid-December to the weekend after Labor Day in September
                 Open Weekends only from September to mid-December

 

COST, FEES AND EQUIPMENT

Licenses and Permits required - may be purchased at Smokey's Lake Wohlford Cafe
   Permit Fees:
      Senior    ( over 60 yr) $5.00
      Adult     (16 to 60 yr) $7.00
      Youngster ( 8 to 15 yr) $5.00
      Child     ( up to 8 yr) FREE

   California State Fishing License:
      Senior    ( over 60 yr) Required
      Adult     (16 to 60 yr) Required
      Youngster ( 8 to 15 yr) NOT Required
      Child     ( up to 8 yr) NOT Required

Boats - *Private watercraft are currently banned due to the Quagga Mussels (Learn More)
   (All boat passengers must have life preservers - available at the boat dock)
   Rental (maximum of 5 people per boat, 4 per Bass boat)

      Row Boat    $17.00 per day
                  $14.00 after 1:00pm

      Motor Boat  $20.00 for Active Military on the first and third Saturday of each month
                  $20.00 for Seniors every Tuesday & Thursday.
                  $35.00 per day
                  $30.00 after 1:00pm

      Bass Boat   $50.00 per day
                  $35.00 after 1:00pm

   *Private Boat   $ 4.00 daily launch fee (boat size: min. 10' to max. 20', no sailboats)

   Inflatable Boat      Check with park ranger

Float Tube & Waders (Trial Basis)
   Float Tube     Not Allowed
   Wader          Not Allowed

Gasoline
   Do Not Sell

 

STOCKING THE LAKE

Varieties of Fish in the Lake

Last Plant: 3,000 lbs. Channel Catfish      on July  3rd, 2014
Next Plant: 1,000 lbs. Channel Catfish      on July 31st, 2014

FISHING LIMITS

Varieties of Fish in the Lake

Fish caught by children are counted toward accompanying adult's limits
Bass        5
Trout       5
Catfish     5
Crappie    25 *Combined total with Bluegill
Bluegill   25
 *Combined total with Crappie

CURRENT INFORMATION

City's Lake "Fish Report"
   This Escondido City Public Works report provides current information on lake,
   park and dock hours, current and future fish stocks, water temperature, what's
   being caught, Whopper contest winners and more...

City's Lake Rules and Regulations

Bow Fishing is allowed with special rules: BOW FISHING GUIDELINES

MAPS

City's Lake Wohlford Map (.pdf) (get Adobe Reader free)

Lake Wohlford Map

Lake Wohlford on Google Maps

 

 

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This web site is under continuous modification and we try to keep information listed here updated. Information, prices, etc. may change at any time without notice here.