Dixon Lake will be closed to anglers on Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 1 to maintain the trout stock prior to the 38th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby. There will be no fishing from either the shore, the piers or from boats. Day use areas and the campground will remain open, and the concession stand will continue to supply visitors with food, drinks and sundries. Rental boats also will be available, but fishing gear will not be allowed on boats. Signs will also be posted to remind visitors of the restriction.
Staff will be available to answer questions during the shutdown, but will be strictly enforcing the closure. Lake and Open Space Superintendent Dan Hippert said, “We will have Park Rangers patrolling the shoreline regularly, and visitors found fishing on the closure dates will be subject to a citation and ejection from the park for up to 72 hours.”
The Trout Derby begins at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, December 2 and runs three consecutive days. The derby ends at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4.
Dixon Lake is owned and operated by the City of Escondido and is located at 1700 La Honda Dr. The park opens every day at 6:00 a.m. but closing hours vary by season. Call Dixon Lake at (760) 839-4345 or visit www.escondido.org and click on the Dixon Lake page for more information.