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November 4, 1954
Monterey County Flood Control and Water Conservation District received water rights to the Nacimiento River.

Nacimiento Dam was constructed by Monterey County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Zone 2 at a cost of $7,000,000

April 2, 1958
• Nacimiento Lake filled due to extremely wet winter and flowed 4.5 feet over its spillway.
• First couple of years there were no facilities, old roads were used to launch boats.
• A small marina was constructed at the North Shore.
•A Fish and Game grant supplied funds to construct 2 launch ramps, access roads and parking areas at the North and South Shores.
• A second concession was constructed at the South Shore. It consisted of a store, marina and gas station. Flood control operated the toll gates, campgrounds and boat patrol.
• The first crew of park employees was hired. They were called “patrolmen” (Rangers) and “attendants” (Park Aides).


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P.O. Box 5249
P.O. Box 5279
Salinas, CA 93915
831.755.4899 (Reservations)
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888.588.2267 (Toll Free)

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