Lake San Antonio
San Antonio Road, Bradley, CA 93426
Lake San Antonio to Reopen for Recreation Thanks to Winter Rains
Lake San Antonio is back!
The County of Monterey and The California Parks Company
are pleased to announce the re-opening of Lake San Antonio,
which has been closed since July, 2015 due to the drought.
Thanks to the significant rainfall Monterey County has
experienced, water levels at the lake have reached approximately
50% and can now accommodate recreation.
The lake will reopen in phases.
The first phase will be an initial “soft” opening of
South Shore on weekends only, which will allow staff to
monitor the systems which have been dormant for a number of
years. On Friday,
April 14th, South Shore gates will open at 7:00 a.m.
and close on Sunday, April 16th, at 8:00
p.m. During this
soft opening period, April 14th through May 14th,
the following hours of operation will be in effect and
facilities will be available:
The South Shore gates will
open weekends only starting Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and
closing Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m.
The boat launch ramp at Harris
Creek will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 6:30
a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on
Camping will be available at
Harris Creek, Loops A through D, and Redonda Vista, Loops A
through D. During
this period, these campsites will be assigned on a first-come,
first-served basis, filling each campground one at a time. No
reservations will be accepted during the soft opening.
Redonda Vista Loop E will be
available for group camping only with a minimum of five paid
sites per group to reserve.
Lodging units at Lynch will be
available, from two-bedroom/one-bath units to
The General Store at Lynch
will be open. While
there is no on-water fuel available, land-based fuel will be
available near the General Store at Lynch.
There will be no lifeguards at
Swimming and boating will be “at your own risk.”
The second phase will begin May 19th. The South Shore
park and lake will open 7-days a week.
At this time, the Lynch Launch Ramp and Campgrounds,
Loops A though D will also open and campsite reservations will
And finally, on June 9th, the North Shore park
for camping and boating will open, including the very popular
lakeside camping and all the lake’s launch ramps will be open.
It is extremely important that all vessels are screened
at the Entry Gate for mussels. Owners
of vessels caught without a current inspection certificate will
be fined $2,000.
Lake San Antonio
prices are as follows:
Day Use……………………… $ 11.00
Boat Fee (per day)...………..
Dog Fee……………………… $ 2.00 (per
dog, per day)
Based on size of unit and day of week
additional information visit the Monterey County Parks
or Lake San Antonio Resort at
Lake San Antonio
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
nearest towns are Paso Robles and King City.
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.