Murray Reservoir

Water District - San Diego

This lake is very popular for bicycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and picnicking. Patrons can walk on paved road only as far as the dam gate (approximately 3.2 miles) and then must return, making it a 6.4-mile round trip.

There are 10 barbecues and 64 picnic tables located around the lake. Patrons can bring their own barbecues for use in designated areas only.

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Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and at least 50 feet away from the water. Dogs are not allowed on any boats.



Anglers 16 years of age or older must have a California state fishing license.
Boats on a first come basis only, no reservations.
Float tubes, waders, or fishing from the shore is permitted. Use of float tubes is restricted to within 150 feet or less from shore.



Walking is permitted on the paved road around the lake.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Biking is permitted. The trail is paved and flat.



Lake Murray

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Regulations & Recommendations

Smoking and alcohol are prohibited at Murray.
Overnight camping is not allowed at Murray Reservoir.
No ground fires or glass containers are allowed.


City Lakes Recreation Program

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