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Lake Jennings

Hike, Boat, Fish, Picnic, and S'more!

Lake Jennings is known for being one of the most scenic parks in all of San Diego County. It is a welcoming recreation destination located in Lakeside, California offering fishing, camping, hiking, and picnicking activities. The lake is a drinking water reservoir owned and operated by Helix Water District. The scenic views of the lake and the wooded surroundings make it feel as if you are in the middle of the wilderness, right outside of town.

Neighborhood: East County

10108 Bass Road
Lakeside, CA 92040

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Contact Info

(619) 390-1623
Ranger@lakejennings.org

Hours

Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Event

Catfish Opener!

Lake Jennings
May 24 - May 27, 2024

Lake Jenning's Catfish Opener kicks off on May 24th! 1,500 pounds of trout from Alpine Fishery will be stocked. A total of 8,500 pounds of catfish will be stocked this season. Beginning May 24th,...

Event

Lake Open Memorial Day

Lake Jennings
May 27, 2024

The lake will be open for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th from 6 AM to 7 PM.    Motorboat rentals will be $5 off! 

What to Know:

  • Lake Jennings Park Campground is open seven days a week year-round.
  • 98 space campground offering Non-hookup, Partial and Full Hookups.
  • Private Boat Launch and Boat Rentals available Friday-Sunday.
  • Fishing available daily from the campground shoreline.
  • Beautiful 5 mile loop around Lake Jennings for hiking.

Don't Miss:

  • Long Term reservations can be made 6 months in advance.
  • Over 30,000 lbs. of fish stocked annually.
  • Onsite Bait & Tackle Shop
  • Plenty of wildlife for great photo opportunities.
  • Scenic overlooks and venue rentals available for Weddings or Group Parties.

More Information

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult

What to Know:

  • Lake Jennings Park Campground is open seven days a week year-round.
  • 98 space campground offering Non-hookup, Partial and Full Hookups.
  • Private Boat Launch and Boat Rentals available Friday-Sunday.
  • Fishing available daily from the campground shoreline.
  • Beautiful 5 mile loop around Lake Jennings for hiking.

Don't Miss:

  • Long Term reservations can be made 6 months in advance.
  • Over 30,000 lbs. of fish stocked annually.
  • Onsite Bait & Tackle Shop
  • Plenty of wildlife for great photo opportunities.
  • Scenic overlooks and venue rentals available for Weddings or Group Parties.

More Information

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Waterfront
  • Rentals
  • Full Day
  • Overnight

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