Run by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, Castaic Lake is a beautiful state water reservoir located just north of Santa Clarita on the Interstate 5 Freeway.
Along with providing fresh water to local communities, Castaic Lake has also remained dedicated to providing the public with a wonderful place to have fun! Whether you come to admire, relax and reflect upon the beauty, or pack in an extreme day of fun and excitement, there is something here for everybody! This website is dedicated to helping you get the most of your stay at the wonderful shores of Castaic Lake.
On behalf of our staff, we invite you to come enjoy this gem of a park.
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Upper Lake, Ski Arm Closed 4/1 & 4/2
Wednesday, April 1st & Thursday, April 2nd the Upper Lake Ski Arm will be closed to boating for some filming activity. Launching will be allowed but Boating will be restricted to the Fish Arm.
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
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.
Swim beaches will remain closed this summer.
Due to Low Water Levels/Drought Conditions trailered boats will not be allowed to launch on the Lagoon. Launching is still available at the Main Launch Ramp. Hand launched water craft such as float tubes, kayaks, sailboards and stand-up paddleboards may still launch at the Lagoon Launch Ramp.
Parks hours for the next few weeks are:
Newest Stocking 1/29/15.
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.
Pride in the Lake - Thank You