Little Rock Lake

Location and Directions:

32700 Cheseboro Rd.
Palmdale, CA 93550

     Little Rock Lake is located near the city of Palmdale in L.A. Co. From Hwy. 14, take 138 east through Palmdale to Chesboro Rd. Turn right (South) on Chesboro.


General Info:

    Little Rock Res. is a smaller lake at 150 surface acres set at an elevation of 3,200 feet. The lake is open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Closed Christmas Day. Entrance fee is $3 per vehicle. Swimming is allowed at your own risk - No lifeguard or roped areas. No camping allowed at the lake, however RV and tent camping are available nearby. (805) 533-1923


Other lakes and creeks in the area:
Elizabeth Lake
Big Rock Creek
Apollo Park
Little Rock Creek
Jackson Lake
Bouquet Canyon Creek

Boating Info:

    There is a launch ramp available free of charge. Rental boats are also available. Lake speed limit is 5 mph. Float tubing is permitted. Marina - (805) 944-1923


Fishing Info:

    Rainbow trout are planted by the DFG during the spring and summer months. There are also brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and bullheads here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.


Comments and Tips:

      As of July 10, 2011 the lake will be taken over by an independent contractor. The Golden Age passes are no longer accepted. There is a 5$ charge for entry. They have boat rentals, free launching and a small restaurant/store in operation. The creek area is closed....so sad. There's some real nice Brown Trout and Bookies up the canyon. It can be very dangerous up there so don't go in alone if you decide to try and sneak in from the LaCanada side. There's lots of Rattlesnakes, Bobcats,Cougars and other wildlife in that area. It's a rough place and you can get in trouble easily. Take a GPS with you and a Cell phone as well, even if you are an accomplished hiker. They have Security people that occasionally patrol the dirt roads up there. (and they fish!). The road doesn't follow the creek.The creek lays East of the road out of sight. The Security guys were bragging about 5lb. Browns up there. BS? I fished up there from Boy Scouts to the closure. I would never advocate breaking the law......:) Bob


     Last time I went to Littlerock there was no entrance fee, there is a “booth” at the only entrance/exit but it’s not manned anymore, one can just drive in find a spot and go to it. There is also Koi fish located here as someone has put them in there.


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