Irvine Lake

Location and Directions:

4621 Santiago Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676
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     Irvine Lake is located in Orange County near the city of Villa Park. From Los Angeles take I-5 South. Merge onto 91 fwy. East, then 55 fwy. South. Exit Chapman Ave and turn left. Travel on Chapman approx. 8 miles (turns into Santiago Canyon Rd.) to the lake.

General Info:

This is a privately run lake with 750 surface acres at capacity. The lake is available for fishing, camping, and outdoor events. There is a well stocked tackle store and cafe available. See for more information.


  • Camping
  • Launch Ramps
  • Bait and Tackle Store
  • Cafe
  • Picnic Area, Barbeques
  • Hot Showers
  • Private Boat and RV Storage
  • Kid's Lagoon

Boating Info:

    Rental boats and pontoons are available. There is also a private boat launch available for an $10 launching fee.

Fishing Info:

    The lake is stocked with trout in the winter and catfish during the summer. There are also bluegill, largemouth bass, sturgeon, crappie, wipers, and carp in here. Fishing permits are $22 for adults and $11 for children. No fishing license is required.

Lake Records

  • Rainbow Trout 22.6 lbs
  • Brown Trout 12.5 lbs
  • Steelhead Trout 17.0 lbs.
  • Channel Catfish 50 lbs
  • Blue Catfish 89.6 lbs
  • Largemouth Bass 14 lbs 7oz
  • Crappie 4 lbs 2oz
  • Bluegill 2 lbs 4oz
  • Sturgeon 47 lbs
  • Red Ear Sunfish 2 lbs
  • Read and Post Irvine Lake Fishing Reports Here

Comments and Tips:

    If you know something about this area or have some photos that you'd like to share, please E-mail and I'll post it here!

» Photos

  • FNN member "troutdog" with a pair of nice kitties from Irvine Lake. >>>Report

  • FNN member "manuel149" and daughter caught this 10.6 pound rainbow during the "Troutsgiving" tournament at Irvine Lake. >>>Report

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