Cuyamaca Lake

Location and Directions:

15027 Highway 79
Julian, CA 92036
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     Cuyamaca Lake is located in San Diego County near the city of Julian. From San Diego, take I-8 East 40 miles to hwy. 79. Go north on hwy. 79 11-miles to the lake.


General Info:

    Cuyamaca Lake rests in the beautifull Cuyamaca mountains, 4,620 feet above sea level. It is 110 surface acres at capacity. The lake is open year round sunrise to sunset. There is a lake store for tackle and supplies. Camping is available at the nearby State Park. There are also many hiking trails. (619) 765-0515 Visit the Cuyamaca Lake website for fees, boating and fishing information.


  • Other lakes in the area:
    El Capitan
    Lake Henshaw
    Lake Sutherland



    Boating Info:

    There is an excellent launch ramp for private boats 10-feet or over. There is no horsepower limit, but the speed limit of 10 MPH is strictly enforced. Canoes and kayaks are only allowed during the summer months and Zodiac type inflatable boats only are allowed, no rafts. Float-tubes are allowed. Please see the Float-tube rules


    Fishing Info:

        This is a very good trout fishing lake. Trout are stocked here year-round by the DFG and Whitewater fish hatchery. There are also some Bass, Crappie, and Bluegill here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.


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