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Fishing and Boating

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Lake Morena
2550 Lake Morena Drive
Campo, CA 91906
ThomBros: 1296-D5
Hours: Sunrise - Sunset
Fishing Information Line: (619) 478-5473


Special Notice (01/24/14): Due to the draw down of water at Lake Morena County Park, the boat ramp will be closed to launch personal watercraft until further notice. Personal float tubes, canoes, and kayaks are still able to launch on the lake.  The motorized boats available at the lake's marina can still be rented, and are able to operate for daily fishing and water activities. Please call the Lake Morena Park office for further information at (619) 579-4101.

Lake Morena County Park offers fishing, boating and camping. 
Motorboats and rowboats are available for rent 7 days a week.

**No swimming at Lake Morena Park.**

Directions:
Take I-8 east to Buckman Springs Road, head south 4 miles to Oak Drive, then west 3 miles to Lake Morena Dr. and the park entrance. Fishing, boating, sail boarding, and hiking can be enjoyed all year, seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.

Camping Reservations:
For more information on camping please visit the Lake Morena Page
877-565-3600 - Toll Free

Boat Rental Fees:

 Weekend RateWeekday Rate**
Motor Boat Daily Fees$50.00$30.00
Motor Boat Senior/Disabled$40.00$20.00
Row Boat/Full-Day$25.00$15.00
Row Boat/Full Day Senior/Disabled$21.00$11.00
  • You may provide your own motor on a rowboat.
  • The speed limit is 10 miles per hour, so no water skiing is allowed. 
  • Swimming is not permitted.
  • **Monday-Friday except holidays

Private Boat Fees:

 Weekend RateWeekday Rate**
Lake Use Fee for All Private Boats$8.00$8.00
  • The speed limit is 10 miles per hour, so no water skiing is allowed. 
  • The private boat category includes: motorboats, kayaks, canoes, and sail boards 20 feet and under.
  • **Monday-Friday except holidays

Fishing fees:

 Weekend RateWeekday Rate**
Adults
(16 and over)
$7.00$5.00
Juniors
(10 through 15)
$3.00$2.00
Children
(9 and under)
FreeFree
Seniors
(62+ and disabled)
$5.00$3.00
  • A California Sport Fishing License is required for all anglers 16 years and older. 
  • There are currently no state fishing licenses available in Lake Morena so be sure you acquire one before you arrive.
  • **Monday-Friday except holidays

Fish Report for the Weeks of 3/28/14 - 4/04/14
Lake Conditions - Surface temperature is 57 degrees. Water visibility is about 2 to 4 ft. We are no longer drafting, lake gauge is at 84’7”
** IMPORTANT NOTE** There are currently no state fishing licenses available in the Lake Morena area so be sure you acquire one before you arrive. The State Licenses is required
ALL LIVE BAIT FISH AND CRAYFISH ARE PROHIBITED!

  • Carp - Carp are still schooling all around the lake so if they are the ones you want it should be no problem.
  • Bass - Bass are a biting. Matthew Hanger from Morena Village caught a 2 lb. 8 oz.
  • Blue Gill - The Gills have not been around.
  • Crappie - Crappie are not showing either.
  • Catfish - Catfish are biting. Al Bugg had 4 Catfish on his stringer.
  • Trout - Trout are still biting. This week we’ve had some 7lb Trout. Reports are they being caught using Rapala and Al Bugg from San Diego caught a 1.5oz Trout using night crawlers.

For daily fishing updates, call Lake Morena’s recorded fishing line at (619) 478-5473.

Boat Launch conditions: 
Private boat launch is closed until further notice. The speed limit on land and water is 10mph. Before launch, all boats will be inspected for quagga. Boats must be CLEAN and DRY. If you do not pass inspection you will not be able to launch for that day. The launch fees are $8.00 per day. Motorboats, kayaks, canoes, float tubes and sailboards must pay the fee.

South Shore Campground: Reservations are recommended for camping at the main campground on the South Shore. This campground offers partial hookup sites (water and electric), as well as several developed sites. The main restroom offers hot showers and flush toilets, and is handicap accessible. Lake Morena dump station is currently open.

North Shore Primitive Campground: This campground is closed until further notice.