Doane Pond

Location and Directions:

19952 State Park Road
Palomar, CA 92060

     Doane Pond is located in San Diego county in the beautiful Palomar Mountain State Park. Fom San Diego, take hwy. 15 North to hwy. 76 East. Turn left (North) up Hwy. S6 and then left onto State Park Road (S7).


General Info:

    The park covers 1,897 acres at an elevation of approx. 5,500 feet. It features several hiking trails, creeks, and a 3-acre pond. Activities are camping, hiking, picnicing, and fishing. Entrance fee is $8 per vehicle, camping is $20 per night - reservations: (800) 444-7275, Ranger Station: (760) 742-3462 Visit the Palomar State Park web site for more information. Nearby is the famous Palomar Observatory.

Other lakes in the area:
Cuyamaca Lake
Dixon Lake
Henshaw
Wohlford Res.

Boating Info:

    No boats allowed.

Fishing Info:

    The lake is stocked with rainbow trout by the DFG. There are also bass, bluegill, catfish and bullhead in the lake. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



Comments and Tips:

They stock this small lake with trout and catfish. Every cast our kids from 2 years old to 10 years old caught trout, about fifty total over two days only fishing 2 hours a day. They ranged 6" to 15" long. Zekes Rainbow power bait floated off the bottom. Only fee is day use per carload, or camping fees. The only problem is that there is limted shore space, and a busy weekend would be a nightmare. In March there was only 2-3 other persons fishing. Good luck! Todd


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