Times and Stocking Schedule Updated 5/17/2017

Last Fish Stock: 1500 lbs. Rainbow Trout Wednesday April 19th
Next Fish Stock: Catfish in July

 Now open 7 days per week



























Directions From San Diego:

 1  Merge onto CA-163 N toward ESCONDIDO. -10.4 mi 
 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



Open 7 days per week - 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



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
   Float Tube     Not Allowed
   Wader          Not Allowed
   Do Not Sell


Varieties of Fish in the Lake
Last Plant: 1,500 lbs. Rainbow Trout     on April 19th
Next Plant: Catfish     in July


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


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


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


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