Lake Nacimiento

Lake Nacimiento

Twenty minutes from Paso Robles, Lake Nacimiento is a large park and recreation area, easily accessible from downtown Paso . With 165 miles of shoreline and over 5000 acres of surface acres, Lake Nacimiento recreation area has a ranger station, marina, and a resort. There are plenty of places to stay, from campgrounds with RV hookups, to RV, motor home, and daily or weekly condo rentals at Lakeview Lodges. Each of the individual lodges has spectacular lake views, fireplace and sun deck. Kitchens are stocked and fresh linens are supplied daily. The master bedrooms all have king-sized beds with lake views. (Rates range from $215 for a four person unit during the season to $150 on the off-season, after October 1st.) There are also six different campgrounds from full RV hookups, RV/ tent combinations to remote tent sites.

There are hundreds of beaches and it’s easy to find your own little private cove to get away from the crowds, too.

There are boats a plenty for rental, from pontoon/patio boats, small aluminum fishing boats and bigger, faster bass boats to V-8 powered Tige ski boats. Smaller water toys are available for rental, too. If you like a slower pace on the water, rent a canoe or kayak from the marina.

There’s just too much to do here and never enough time to do it, either in the clean, warm lake water or just at the water’s edge. Play on the beach or in the pool, on the volleyball or basketball court. Go waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, kayaking, camping, boating, wake boarding, or fishing. Speaking of fishing, the lake is jumping with bass: Black Bass and the famous White Bass. There’s no limit and they say that you’ll probably catch them by the dozens in the spring. Other fish include catfish, Bluegill and limited Trout to be had in Lake Nacimiento, too.

There’s a general store open year-round for snacks, groceries, camp supplies, t-shirts, suntan lotion and anything else you might have forgotten. They’ll even sell you a swimsuit, if you need one. The Dragon Grill Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open from April through September. On Friday and Saturday nights from May through September, free movies are shown for resort guests. 10625 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Bradley, CA 93426

To get there, take Highway 101 or I-5 to the Highway 46 exit, drive 16 miles to the Lake Nacimiento Resort via Paso Robles’ 24th Street (Nacimiento Drive G-14)

For reservations or information, call (800) 323-3839 or (805) 238-3256