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Lake Recreation and Parks
Castaic Lake Recreation Area

The Castaic Lake facility consists of two separate lakes. The main Reservoir has approximately 34 miles of shoreline and is a "V" shaped body of water. The east arm of the lake is open to sailing, fishing, and slow boating. The west arm is reserved for water-skiing and fast boating with a designated area next to the dam for all personal watercraft. An 18-lane ramp is located on the east side of the dam and the west side of the dam offers a six-lane ramp. There are picnic facilities located at both ramps.

On the southside of the dam is the Afterbay, or Lagoon. The west side is surrounded by parkland, sandy beaches, and swimming in designated areas. Shoreline fishing and a campground is available seven days a week on the east side.

As one of Southern California's premier amusement and outdoor sporting attractions, Castaic Lake Recreation Area offers many activities to visitors of all ages. All forms of boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, lake tours, hiking, biking, camping, motocross, and swimming are available throughout the summer months. All within a short drive from downtown Los Angeles.

Castaic Lake is regularly stocked with trout and offers the opportunity to catch large and small mouth bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. The main reservoir is home to the second and third-largest largemouth bass caught on record, weighing in at 22.01 pounds, and 21.12 pounds each.

Castaic Lake is host to many special events. Fishing tournaments, Hobie regattas, mountain bike races, triathlons, jet ski races, motocross races, 4th of July fireworks display, and the annual Winter Magic Festival with a colorful boat parade of lights.

Castaic Lake is open for day use from sunrise to sunset every day except December 25th. The park is constantly patrolled by Park Police for your safety and assistance. Highly trained lifeguards enforce boating safety and administer first aid if necessary.

The 8,000 acre park is operated and maintained by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. Volunteer opportunities are currently coordinated by "The Friends of Castaic Lake". For more information call the Castaic Lake Office at (661) 257-4050.

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Castaic Regional Sports Complex

Twenty acres of this 51 acre site was completed in the summer of 1993. In the 1995 Phase II development, lights were installed on the three softball diamonds, an additional multipurpose field was developed, and the second comfort station was added with picnic tables and braziers.

Phase III is in final stages of development on additional landscaping, parking, roads, paved walkways, and site drainage systems. The complex includes a gymnasium with indoor basketball court, 2 community rooms, and even a kitchen. Outside, there are 3 more basketball courts, a baseball field, a softball field, comfort stations, ramadas, and family picnic units. There is a children's play area and a preschool activity schedule is also planned.

Call now to be a volunteer at the Castaic Sports Complex. With the increasing activities at the Complex, volunteers are needed more than ever. All ages are welcome and encouraged to sign up. Call Jeff Dorst at: (661) 775-8865.

Val Verde Park

Located in the community of Val Verde, Val Verde Park offers local sports and recreation, including ball diamonds, basketball hoops, swimming, and tennis. Facilities for picnicking and play equipment are also provided. Located at 30300 Arlington Street (from San Martinez Rd, take Parker to Arlington). For more information, call (661) 257-4014.

Local Parks

We also have two local parks, Live Oak Park and Del Valle park.

Annual Events

Annual events include a 5K run and Castaic Days.


Views of Castaic Lake

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News Items

Check out the Castaic Library's calendar of events for November, 2016 here.

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Town Council Notes:

See the results of the 2016 Castaic Town Council 10 Mile/5K event here.

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