21st Annual Hidden Valley Kiwanis Foundation Charity Trout Derby is April 21 & 22!
Hidden Valley Kiwanis of Escondido is hosting their annual Charity Trout Derby! There will be prizes for adults and juniors, with additional prizes for anglers that bring in any of the 15 tagged fish.
The City will be stocking Dixon Lake with 4,500 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalker Rainbow Trout just before the Derby, so fishing should be great. In addition, the Kiwanis are sponsoring a “kiddie pond” again this year, with about 300 pounds of bluegill! The kiddie pond will be adjacent to Pier 2, and will be staffed by volunteers from the Senior Anglers of Escondido. Our more accomplished anglers will be there to help the amateurs become pros! No adult fishing in the kiddie pond, please!
For more information on the derby, please go to Hidden Valley Kiwanis
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 and special events. No alcohol and no glass containers please.