Photo of boat pulling a large tube with people on a lake

Lake San Antonio Boating

Lake San Antonio is open to all kinds of boating from waterskiing and wakeboarding to patio boats and jet skis.

Lake San Antonio is operated by Monterey County Parks. Launch ramps are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM in the summer. A Boat Inspection is required before launching.

Boats must have an annual boat sticker ($100) or pay a daily $10 launch fee. The annual boat sticker is also good at Lake Nacimiento. Houseboats pay $400 for an annual pass which allows one boat and includes four vehicles. Non-motorized boats such as kayaks and canoes are $3 per day.

There is also a $11 a day vehicle entrance fee ($75 annual pass available, good at all Monterey County parks except Lake Nacimiento).

Lake San Antonio in 2017

The lake is open for limited use beginning April 14, 2017, and opens more fully in phases through the spring. Check Monterey Co. Parks - Lake San Antonio for updates for 2017.

Current Lake San Antonio Water Level


Lake San Antonio Resort Marina

Notice: "Boat rentals may no longer be available. Call ahead."Marina (805) 472-2818   Boat Rentals (805) 472-2313
Website: Lake San Antonio Marina


2015 Lake San Antonio Marina Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Half Day Full Day
Fuel Extra. Prices subject to change.
Half Day is 4 hours, Full Day is 8 hours.
Sunset (5 PM - 7:30 PM) and Extended Day (full day + sunset) rates are available.
Wakeboard/Ski Boat 21' 8 $300 $425
Wakeboard/Ski Boat 18' 4 $225 $325
Sweetwater Pontoon Boat 21' 8 $250 $350
Sweetwater Pontoon Boat 24' 12 $275 $400
Aluminum Fishing Boat 15' 3 $60 $100
Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards, Skis, Wakeboards, etc. $40-$75


Boat Inspections

Before any boat may be launched into Lake San Antonio or Lake Nacimiento, the vessel must have a current Vessel Screening Permit. The permit must be presented at the entrance gate.

Vessel Screening Information

Zebra & Quagga Mussel Vessel Screening Permit


Lake San Antonio Launch Ramps

Summer ramp hours are 6 AM to 9 PM. It is always wise to check with the park to confirm hours. When ramps are closed, vessels will not be allowed to launch or be removed from the lake.


Marine Services

VS Marine Boating Center
3380 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA
(888) 842-1254

VS Marine Boating Center

Scott's Boat Repair
103B Nacimiento Lake Dr.
Paso Robles, CA
(805) 239-2628

Salinas Valley Marine
3 Spring Street
Salinas, CA
(831) 443-1616

Salinas Valley Marine

Pacific Marine Boat Repair
331 Pacific Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 544-4471

The Boat Doc
3850 Ramada Dr. #E1
Paso Robles, CA
(559) 271-1490


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