Glen Helen Lake

Location and Directions:

2555 Glen Helen Pkwy.
San Bernardino, CA 92407

     The Glen Helen Regional Park Lakes are located near the city of San Bernardino at the northern junction of Interstate 15 and Interstate 215. From Los Angeles, take I-10 East to I-15 North towards Barstow. Travel approx. 15 miles to Glen Helen Pkwy. exit. Turn slight right onto Glen Helen Pkwy./Devore Rd. Follow to gate entrance.

General Info:

    Entrance fee is $8 per car weekdays, $10 weekends, or $2 for pedestrians. RV, tent and group camping is available. There are numerous picnic areas and hiking trails and also a swim lagoon with water slides. (909) 887-7540 Glen Helen Regional Park Lakes Website

Other lakes in the area:
Cucamonga Guasti Lake
Lytle Creek
Yucaipa Lake

Boating Info:

    No private boats allowed. Pedal boat rentals are available.

Fishing Info:

    Fishing permits are as follows:

  • $5.00 per person (8 years and older) (Mon - Thurs) $7.00 (Fri - Sun)
  • $2.00 per child (7 years and under) (Mon - Thurs) $4.00 (Fri - Sun)
Fishing permits must be purchased at the entry gate each day and be in the angler's possession while fishing. Turn in the permit at the gate when leaving the park for the day. Rainbow trout are stocked during the winter months and channel catfish during the summer by both DFG and County hatcheries. There are also bass, bluegill and carp in here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.

Comments and Tips:

I fish here every weekend. I jig fish and almost always leave with my limit. the best spots to fish are the cove on the left side of the snack bar. or the small cove right in front of the snack bar. the best jig colors to use or the ones i use and do really well on are a combo trout jig of yellow and white or combo trout jig orange and green. and i always throw a mill worm on the jig hook as well. using dough bait is also good almost anywhere around the lake. the small lake mostly gets the stocking of small fish but i have seen very good size trout get pulled out as well. now that trout season is comming to an end i have seen alot of cat fish being cought by anglers fishing for trout using nightcrawlers. all the cat fish i have seen are under 5 pounds. i have also caught within the last 3 weeks two 3-5 pound carp with always put up a very good fight and i've seen alot of other anglers hook'em up as well. carp and catfish i have only seen being caught at the big lake. i have only caught a hand full of bluegill at the small lake and have only seen very small bass pulled out of the small lake as well. best times to fish are friday and saturday of course, they stock the lake thursday, but have done very well getting my limit on a monday and tuesday. hope this late season update can help some of you anglers out. good luck.

chris lee

At Glen Helen, the trout seem to hit on a kastmaster or chartreuse, rainbow or a mixture of green and yellow powerbait. When using powerbait, however, the trout nibble on it once and then leave it to be. To prevent this, I use a size 10 treble hook and tend to hook more fish. Good luck!!!

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» Photos

  • Aaron Brooks with a nice trout he caught during a fishing derby at Glen Helen.

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