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Beautiful Lake

A very nice area for boating and picnic. We had a great time here. Would highly recommend it to... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2012
Pebble Beach, California
Dirty, crowded, noisy and remote

What was once a quiet remote lake is now crowded with rude boaters who feel compelled to blast... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2012
Aptos, California, United States
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Lake offering 5,500 acres and 60 miles of shoreline for excellent bass fishing. Lake San Antonio Resort is a full service, family oriented resort conveniently located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is located 20-minutes North West of Lake Nacimiento. The nearest towns are Paso Robles and King City. Lake San Antonio is located among shady oak trees, and provides some of the best camping in the State’s central are. The lodges are fully furnished and spacious. For campers, Lake San Antonio has tent and full hookup RV sites, all located in beautiful settings abundant with amazing wildlife. Lake San Antonio is famous for its great fishing, and it is home to striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill. Lake San Antonio is a man-made lake, formed by an earthfill dam on the Lake San Antonio River. The dam is 202 feet tall and was completed in 1965 under Monterey County District Engineer Loran Bunte Jr. The lake and dam are controlled by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency. The lake’s primary purpose is flood control and irrigation, but recreation is a wonderful by-product.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible16%
10 Apr 2017
7 Feb 2017
“The lake is way up!”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
CA 93426

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Reviewed 16 December 2012

A very nice area for boating and picnic. We had a great time here. Would highly recommend it to others.

3  Thank hankman
Reviewed 20 November 2012

What was once a quiet remote lake is now crowded with rude boaters who feel compelled to blast music at all hours and throw their garbage in the lake. Too bad..it used to be nice. There have been instances of gang related violence in the...More

4  Thank R E K
Reviewed 13 September 2012

My family all met at Lake San Antonio the Week before Labor Day. While they all stayed on the North Shore we stayed at the south shore in a Cabin. The lake itself was nice (we like Lake Berressa better) and not too many people...More

3  Thank Warm-Water_Sailor
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Went camping here on Labor Day Weekend of 2012. Our tent is so big you can park a mini van in it. We were happy to see that after a long day of driving (and exhausting all possibilities at nearby Lake Nacimiento), we had no...More

1  Thank ajuliagulia
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We have been to several lakes, but after playing in the water with my baby for 5 min. My feet were covered in really small leeches. About 100 on each foot that wouldnt come off. So disgusting. We did catch 3 catfish pretty easy and...More

6  Thank Stephg65
Reviewed 4 July 2012

always go there very friendly rangers and personnel you can park by the water or at rv sites no reservations needed no fees for showers or dump station plus good boating on the water

2  Thank robert r
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I am a water skiier and don't feel safe here due to the party element.

3  Thank Debra B
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We stayed as a family on this lake for 5 nights. My immediate family stayed in a tent and my wife's family stayed in an RV. Here you can pull right up to the water and set up camp. There are several coves where you...More

4  Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Spent 3 days here. Great for wildlife viewing. There are sssssoooooo many deer that you won't go three feet without seeing them. Wild Turkeys, squirrels and chipmunks too. The campsites are looking a little run down and in need of help soon but the weather...More

2  Thank inclineguy
Reviewed 17 July 2011

This place didn't have much to do and the campground was very dusty, windy, and hot. They had nice showers and restrooms, though. Unless you have your own boat, there really is nothing to do. The boat rentals are expensive and inconvenient as well. They...More

2  Thank eeveepoke13
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