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Castaic Lake State Recreation Area

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area is a pet-friendly park welcoming leashed dogs on the trails and picnic areas. However, the beaches and swimming areas are not open to pups. This recreation area in Castaic, CA, has two bodies of water: the lower lake for non-power boating and canoeing; and the upper lake for sailing, powerboating, jet skiing and fishing. Visit Website

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Castaic Lake State Recreation Area has received a rating of 2.3 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido and 3.5 out of 5 by 33 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Shannon
    Aug 2, 2021
    Not very dog friendly

    You can bring your dog but your only allowed to walk them on the walkways or grass/picnic area but they're not allowed on the beach or in the water. They are allowed on the rental boats or your own boat but that's it. If you're looking to have a picnic where there are not many dogs around then this place is okay. But there are better places that aren't as strict.

  • Jenn
    Sep 10, 2020
    Alright Of A Location

    Great for walking but dogs MUST wear shoes because it’s beyond hot in this area. dogs are allowed in the boat but not in the swimming area of the lake.

  • Samantha
    Mar 6, 2020
    Okay place

    The lake rangers are very strict, we were just walking our dog across part of the beach to get to the park area and we’re yelled at from a ranger boat on the water with a bullhorn to “get off the beach with that mutt”, is the park is nice but it sucks that you can’t take your dog swimming and the rangers are extremely rude.

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