Los Angeles County, Southern California

Castaic Lake Boating

Castaic Lake Boating: Marina, Fees, Rules, Ramps, Docks, Rentals

Nearby Boat Storage Facilities

Launch Ramps

  • The east or main Launch Ramp has 18 lanes
  • The west ramp is seasonal and has 6 lanes
  • Lagoon launch ramp - 2 lanes

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Marine Services

Lakeside Boat & Marine
31752 Ridge Route Rd.,
Castaic, CA
(661) 257-4254

Lakeside Boat & Marine

Castaic Boat & Marine
30517 The Old Road,
Castaic, CA
(661) 257-4140

Castaic Boat & Marine

Specialty Marine
3151 W. 5th St.,
Oxnard, CA
(805) 984-6538

Specialty Marine

Marine Service Center
270 Easy St. #4,
Simi Valley, CA
(805) 581-5777

Marine Service Center

Elite Marine
781 W. La Cadena Dr.,
Riverside, CA
(951) 784-6562

Elite Marine

Denny's Boat Works
9485 Joden Rd., Moreno Valley, CA
(951) 243-7664

West Marine
2040 N. Tustin St., Orange, CA
(714) 279-9700


Castaic Lake Boating in a Nutshell

  • Personal Watercraft, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding
  • Pleasure Cruising, Patio Boats, Fishing Boats
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Paddle Boards

Castaic Lake draws boaters from all over the greater Los Angeles area. Water skiers, wakeboarders, jet skiers, and pleasure cruisers flock to the lake during the summer months and on hot fall weekends.

Opening and closing times of the lake change as often as every two weeks. In the summer the lake opens at 5:45 or 6:00 AM and closes at 8:00 or 7:45 PM. Boats must be out of the water by closing time.

Castaic Lake Fees

Vehicle Entrance Fee:   $11 per vehicle, RVs $14;   Annual Pass $140
Motorized Boat Launch Fees:   $13, Annual Passes $135
Non-Motorized Boat Launch Fees:   $7, Annual Pass $105

Castaic Landing Marina

(661) 775-6232   Castaic Landing


  • Launch Ramps 18 lanes
  • Facilities:   Tackle and Snack Shop, Boat Rentals, Fishing Licenses
  • Boat Rentals: 14' Aluminum Boat, holds 4 people, 6 or 9 HP Outboard, Price includes Fuel
    • Weekdays: $35 for 2 Hours, $8 for each additional hour, $55 for all day
    • Weekends, Holidays: $35 for 2 Hours, $8 for each additional hour, $78 for all day

Castaic Lake Quagga and Zebra Mussels Boat Inspections

All boats must undergo a mandatory inspection. This inspection is to prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels. All vessels must be clean, drained, and dry prior to entering Castaic Lake.
Learn full details at Castaic Lake Invasive Species Program.


Kayak Rentals

Kayaking and Paddleboarding at
Castaic Lake

Kayak Rentals

The County of Los Angeles rents sit-on-top tandem kayaks for use at Castaic Lake's Lagoon. they are offered at hourly or all day rental rates from 11 AM to 5 PM on weekends and holidays. The rates are $20 per hour or $50 for all day.

Reservations for a kayak can be made Monday through Friday by calling (661) 257-4050 at least 2 days before your rental date. You may also make reservations online: Activities Reservation System

Kayak and Paddle Board Instruction at Castaic Lake

Kayak and Paddleboard instruction is offered by park staff at Paradise Cove at Castaic Lake's Lagoon on summer Saturdays.

Kayak or Paddleboard Clinics: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

At the informal paddle sessions you will learn kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding and have a chance to practice your skills. Participants will be introduced to basic kayaking or paddling techniques and kayaking or paddleboard safety. All the necessary equipment is provided.

You must be at least 18 years old to register but children 8 and older may register with a registered parent or guardian.
$20 per session.
Information and Registration: (661) 257-4050

Castaic Lake Kayaking Club

Castaic Lake Kayaking Club is for people interested in kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding at Castaic Lake. Castaic Lake Kayaking Club

Boat Rental Companies

Invert Sports

INVERT SPORTS offers high quality MasterCraft wakeboard boat rentals and private group boat charters, jet ski rentals, waverunner rental, water sport lessons, and personal watercraft rentals.
(888) 205-7119   Invert Sports

Enjoy our premier watercraft services for all size groups at your favorite fresh water lake destination in California. We are your full service outdoor watercraft rental and tour company!


Castaic Lake
Boating Regulations

  • All boats must be off the lake and on their trailers by the lake closing time.
  • Watercraft may only be launched from designated launch areas.
  • Boat passengers may not ride on the bow.
  • The speed limit for all watercraft on Castaic Lake is 35 MPH. The speed limit in coves and near the launch ramp is 5 MPH.
  • Alcohol consumption is prohibited.
  • Waterskiing and Wakeboarding must be done in designated areas. See lake map.
  • All boats travel in a counter-clockwise direction.
  • Fueling a vessel on the water is not permitted.
  • All boats travel in a counter-clockwise direction.
  • Personal watercraft may not tow anything. Once launched they must go directly to their designated area at 5 MPH. Other than coming and going, personal watercraft must stay within their designated area.

Lagoon Boating Regulations

  • Windsurfers may only have one person.
  • No gasoline powered engines may be used on the lagoon.
  • Vessels in the lagoon must be powered by sail, by hand, or by electric motors.
  • Float Tubes may only be used in the lagoon. Users of float tubes must display launch permits, wear PFDs, and display a 12" orange square on the back of the float tube.

For a complete list of Castaic Lake boating regulations, see Castaic Lake Rules and Regulations


California State University Northridge
Aquatic Center

CSUN Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake provides a variety of water sport and boating classes for both students and community members. The Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake

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