Night Fishing Season is Open at Dixon Lake


Night Fishing Season at Dixon Lake runs this year from Thursday, July 13 to Friday, September 1!

Bring your families to enjoy the cool night breezes and great fishing on Thursday and Friday nights. The lake shoreline will be open for fishing from 5pm to 11:45pm. Picnic areas will close at 8:00 p.m.

Night fishing is here with the first 1000 pound stock of Channel Catfish on 7/07/17. Opening night is Thursday July 13th 2017. Boats rentals start at 5 pm. Motorboats are $30 and rowboats are $14. Shoreline fishing is limited till 11:45 pm and boats are called in at 10:30 pm to be at the dock by 10:45pm.

Permits prices remain the same for night fishing. Dixon Lake will be stocking 6000 pounds total for the season ending September 1st. Best baits have been cut mackerel, shrimp, anchovies and chicken livers which our concession stocks all the varieties.

Please be sure to buy your daily permits as well, and remember you DO NOT need a California State Fishing License. There is still plenty of room in our campground for those of you who’d like to spend the night after a great night of fishing!

Combine your visit with a few nights of camping and enjoy the beautiful views of the Escondido skyline or spend an afternoon hiking at Daley Ranch.

Contact the Park Ranger office at 760-839-4680 for further information or go to or Dixon Lake on Facebook.
No pets are allowed at this facility.

Dixon Lake and Campground
1700 La Honda Dr, Escondido, CA 92027

Dixon Lake Night Fishing Season Open


About Dixon Lake: Dixon Lake is open year-round (closed Christmas Day). Gates open at 6:00 a.m. daily; closing hours vary by season.  Contact the Park Ranger office at 760-839-4680 for further information. No pets are allowed at this facility.  If you want a relaxing experience, join us at the Lake during the week and enjoy less crowds and a slower pace.  We still have all the amenities (boat rentals, concessions and camping) but the feeling is a little more laid back.  Parking is free during the week.  There is a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle on Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays (including Labor Day, Monday, September 5th) and special events. No alcohol and no glass containers please.