The lake is about 100 acres in size and about 55 feet at its deepest point when full.
Yes. The dam was constructed in 1971.
The lake is only accessible via the Alisal lake shuttle. Guests may not walk on the lake road for safety reasons. Furthermore, because of our cattle ranch operation, there is a series of automatic gates along the road to keep the cattle in.
The Lake is approximately 2.7 miles from the shuttle stop to the boathouse. It takes about 10-15 minutes to get to the lake.
No. We do not have a lifeguard on duty at the lake and, for safety reasons, swimming is never permitted.
Yes. We would also be glad to arrange for box lunches to be delivered to you at the lake.
Fishing poles, tackle, bait and various types of boats are available for rent at the lake boathouse. Our boats include canoes, paddleboats, kayaks, sailboats, small motor boats and bass boats.
For further information regarding boat and equipment rental,
please see our Lake Activity page.
The lake staff is more than happy to teach you how to fish.
For guided fishing trip or fishing lesson information,
see our Lake Activities page.
Largemouth bass and bluegill are the two more common types of fish in Alisal Lake.
All bass are natural spawn wild fish and fishing is on a "catch and release" basis. This combination keeps the lake and the fish unstressed and provides some of the best bass fishing in the state.
No. The trail around the lake is not a self-guided trail. Guided nature walks are available during certain times of the year.
Contact Guest Services to inquire:
Phone (805) 686-7700 | Contact Form - Guest Services