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Dixon Reservoir
Dixon Lake
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Location Escondido, California
Coordinates 33°09′39″N 117°02′45″W / 33.1607751°N 117.0458006°W / 33.1607751; -117.0458006
Type Reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 69 acres (28 ha)
Surface elevation 1,070 ft (330 m)
Settlements Escondido, California

Dixon Reservoir also known as Dixon Lake is a reservoir located in the north of Escondido, California. It has been regularly noted to produce the largest kind of Largemouth bass in the world.

Dixon Lake is considered a popular place for picnics, camping, and fishing. The lake was granted an Aquaculture Permit by the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife; fishing licenses are no longer required. However, all anglers eight years and older need a daily lake fishing permit, available at the concession stand. The city stocks different types of fish throughout the year, including Bass, Bluegill, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, and Trout, Each year, the Trout Derby event is hosted at Dixon Lake. It is near to Daley Ranch, and is a marina/launch.


At the peak of recreation fishing in San Diego, Dixon Lake was constructed with the plan of creating a good fishery and recreational facility.


With the intent of being made for Recreational fishing, the lake is reportedly home to the largest species of Largemouth bass. As of September 2020, fishing docks are open to the public, at pre-marked spots.


Camping has also been a popular recreational activity at Dixon Lake.

Other Activities

Dixon Lake offers activities such as hiking, exploring the environment, and a playground.

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