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Monterey County Parks Dept.
1441 Schilling Place, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
831.755.4899 (Reservations)
831.755.4895 (Business) 
888.588.2267 (Toll Free)
831.757.9516 (Fax)

Laguna Seca:
831-242-8200 (Reservations)

Lake Nacimiento:

Lake San Antonio:


Lake San Antonio

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Lake San Antonio Resort is a full service, family oriented resort conveniently located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is located 20-minutes North West of Lake Nacimiento.The nearest towns are Paso Robles and King City.

Lake San Antonio is located among shady oak trees, and provides some of the best camping in the State’s central are. The lodges are fully furnished and spacious. For campers, Lake San Antonio has tent and full hookup RV sites, all located in beautiful settings abundant with amazing wildlife. Lake San Antonio is famous for its great fishing, and it is home to striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill.

Lake San Antonio is a man-made lake, formed by an earthfill dam on the Lake San Antonio River. The dam is 202 feet tall and was completed in 1965 under Monterey County District Engineer Loran Bunte Jr. The lake and dam are controlled by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency. The lake’s primary purpose is flood control and irrigation, but recreation is a wonderful by-product.

Lake San Antonio is Monterey County’s premier freshwater recreation area. Located just 20 miles inland from California’s beautiful Central Coast, Lake San Antonio offers year-round activities including picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating and water-skiing. Visitors can enjoy active water sports all year.


Lake San Antonio – Off-Season Boating, Camping and Day Use Information

Effective June 26, 2020 boat launching and entry gate hours are:

Lake San Antonio – South Shore

Saturday & Sunday ONLY


Monday through Friday 

Boat Launching and Entry Gate

6:00 am –6:00 pm*

Boat Launching - CLOSED


Lake San Antonio – North Shore

Sunday through Saturday 

Boat Launching - CLOSED
Entry Gate - Please use the self-pay (Iron Ranger) envelopes to pay your camping and day use vehicle fees when no one is in the entry gate.

Day Use Entry Fee at both shores

$5 per vehicle (maximum of 8 occupants)

*Times are subject to change based on water levels.



Effective October 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 the off-season camping rates will apply:

Lake San Antonio (North & South Shores)



Water/Electric Hook-ups


Full Hook-ups (water/electrical/sewage)



Please use the self-pay (Iron Ranger) envelopes to pay your camping and day use vehicle fees when no one is in the entry gate.

The Long Trail at Los Robles Equestrian Trail opening is TBD.  Day use permits will be required for access.

Click Below to Make a Reservation or Buy an Annual Pass:

Monterey County Parks 
Toro Park, Jacks Peak Park, San Lorenzo Park, Royal Oaks Park

Lake Nacimiento

Lake San Antonio