Announcements & News
Main Launch Ramp is currently open for some launching. However,
this is subject to change based on wind and weather conditions. However please be advised that we are experiencing significant mud and debris flows from area storms. While boating keep a sharp lookout at all times for floating and partially submerged objects and monitor your vessel's motor for overheating due to particulate matter clogging your water intake.
The Castaic Lake Swim Beach is NOW CLOSED until Summer 2016.
Now recuiting for Life Guards for Castaic Lake.
Use this link to apply for the Lake Lifeguard Test.
As of September 1st, trailered boats will not be allowed to launch at the lagoon, due to the dropping water level.
Hand launching of vessels such as kayaks, paddleboards and float tubes may continue to launch on the lagoon. Beginrarily allow for launching.
Bottom of the large spillway has been closed for fishing
As of July 12, 2015 due to the low water levels on the lagoon the area at the bottom of the large spillway has been closed for fishing. As of August, the large spillway is STILL A NO BOATING AREA and is off limits to everyone. Both boaters and shoreline fishermen. You may not enter the area on foot or by any type of vessel. The area is off limits and should be considered as a NO TRESPASSING Area.
Receding water levels due to the drought are creating hazards and extremely muddy shorelines that are limited and difficult to access. Please exercise due caution when operating your vessel and while attempting to access the shoreline by foot.
Mandatory Boat Inspections.
Zero Tolerance! Boats Must be 100% dry! Do Not Run Water through your engine/motor before coming to the lake. If it is not 100% dry your boat will fail the inspection and not be allowed to launch for 7 days. Learn more
New Black Bass Limits, March 1, 2015
Effective March 1st, 2015 the new legal black bass limit will be 5 fish at 15 inches for Castaic Lake. These regulations can be found in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 5.00. Use this link to www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations page.
Use this link to open the "Regulations" PDF file. 3.3 MB
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