Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

The dam that creates the reservoir called Dixon Lake was built in 1971, as part of the California State Water Project (whose original purpose was to supply water for Southern California). Dixon Lake is stocked with several species of fish, but is most famous for its giant, world class largemouth bass. There are fisherman trails that run along the water’s edge, making it a fun place to hike for people of all ages. I wasn’t sure if it would be crowded over this three day Martin Luther King Day weekend, but camping is currently closed, as are boat rentals, so there are less people than usual. I always love coming here, but having a little more elbow room is much more relaxing.

6 thoughts on “Dixon Lake, Escondido

  1. temeculan says:

    Looks like a wonderful weekend hike for all three of you.

    1. Well, for the two of us. Eric was bike riding through Downey!

  2. Denise says:

    Oh my gosh, Miss A in the water with a stick… a girl after my own heart. I love it. Looks like a perfect SoCal day. Say what you will about California, but there is no beating 87 degree weather on January 16th. Woo hoo. You two did the day right.

    1. You are right about the weather! It’s what lured people in. Glorious, sunny days. It is amazing.

  3. What a beautiful winter day for a hike…and Dixon Lake in Escondido looks like the perfect spot…!! A1 looks happy and involved in these beautiful surroundings, and how lucky is my two-year old granddaughter to have such adventuresome parents to guide her through an array of fabulous places!! Glad you had another new adventure to share! 👍🌟

    1. Well thank you! That area of Dixon Lake/Daley Ranch reminds me of old school Temecula/Murrieta. Before the hills were flattened and covered with houses…

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