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Castaic Lake Boating

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 Marina


Castaic 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.


Kayaking & Paddleboarding

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

Boating Regulations

Lagoon Boating Regulations

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

Launch Ramps

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


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