Pyramid Lake

Location and Directions:

43000 Pyramid Lake Road
Gorman, CA 93243
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     Pyramid Lake is located off of Interstate 5 approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles. From LA, take I-5 north to the Smokey Bear Rd. exit. Go left on Smokey Bear road to the lake.


General Info:

    The lake is approx. 1,360 surface acres at capacity with 21 miles of shoreline and over 700 feet deep in some parts. It is open year round from 6am to 8:00 in the summer, 7am to 5pm during the winter. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Entrance fee is $11.00 per car and $13.00 for boat launching. Swimming, water-skiing and jets skis are allowed in approved areas. (661) 257-2790.


Camping Info:

    Camping is allowed at the Los Alamos campground just North of the lake. Rates are $20-25 per night. There are 93 family sites including RV back-in sites, tent sites, and several very popular pull-through sites as well. Reservation and first come first serve sites are available . To reserve a site call 877-444-6777.

Other lakes and rivers in the area:
Castaic Lake
Buena Vista Lakes
Piru Lake
Piru Creek


Boating Info:

    There are 2 launch ramps available with 180 trailer parking spaces. Launching is $14 per trailer. Boats must be off water by 7pm summer, 4:30 pm winter. Speed limit is 35 mph. Float-tubing is permitted with an approved PFD. Note: Quagga Musscle Inspections are taking place and all water craft will be required to pass inspection before they will be allowed to launch.


Fishing Info:

    There are striped bass, trout, large and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill here. Some fairly big stripers up to 40 pounds have been taken here. This place is unique because there are very few lakes in S. Cal. that you can go to and catch a "bassin' Grand Slam" (stripers, largemouth, and smallmouth) all in one day. Minimum size for large and smallmouth bass is 12-inches. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.


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