Monterey County, Central California

Lake San Antonio Boating

San Antonio Boating: Marina, Ramps, Rentals, Marine Services

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Lake San Antonio Boating in a Nutshell

  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing, Personal Watercraft
  • Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers, Houseboats
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Rafts

Lake San Antonio Boating

Lake San Antonio is operated by Monterey County Parks. Launch ramps are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM in the summer. Zebra & Quagga Mussel Vessel Screening is required before launching.

Boats must have an annual boat sticker ($100) or pay a daily $10 launch fee. The annual boat sticker is also good at Lake Nacimiento. Houseboats pay $400 for an annual pass which allows one boat and includes four vehicles. Non-motorized boats such as kayaks and canoes are $3 per day.

There is also a $11 a day vehicle entrance fee ($75 annual pass available, good at all Monterey County parks except Lake Nacimiento).

Lake San Antonio in 2018

Until the Thursday before Memorial Day, the south shore of the lake is open on Fridays at 6:00 AM through Sundays at 6:00 PM. After the Thursday before Memorial Day, expect that days and hours will increase. However, South Shore will be open for the entire week of Spring Break, March 29th April 8th, 2018.

The north shore will open for the season at 7:00 AM on June 8, 2018. Check Monterey Co. Parks - Lake San Antonio for updates for 2018.

Zebra & Quagga Mussel Vessel Screening

Before any boat may be launched into Lake San Antonio or Lake Nacimiento, the vessel must have a current Vessel Screening Permit. The permit must be presented at the entrance gate.

Vessel Screening Information

Zebra & Quagga Mussel Vessel Screening Permit

Lake San Antonio Marinas

Lake San Antonio Resort Marina

Notice: Boat rentals may no longer be available. Call ahead.
Marina (805) 472-2818   Boat Rentals (805) 472-2313
Website: Lake San Antonio Marina


  • Facilities:   Snacks, Fishing Supplies, Boating Equipment, Fuel, Towing
  • Dry Storage:   $150 per Month, $600 Yearly
  • Slips:   $20 per Night, $100 per Week, $250 per Month, $1000 Yearly
  • Boat Rentals: May 1 - September 30

Lake San Antonio Marina Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Half Day Full Day Sunset* Extended Day**
Fuel Extra. Prices subject to change.
Half Day is 4 hours, Full Day is 8 hours. *Sunset (5 PM - 7:30 PM) **Extended Day is full day + sunset.
Wakeboard/Ski Boat 21' 8 $300 $425 $175 $550
Wakeboard/Ski Boat 18' 4 $225 $325 $150 $425
Sweetwater Pontoon Boat 21' 8 $250 $350 $150 $450
Sweetwater Pontoon Boat 24' 12 $275 $400 $175 $525
Aluminum Fishing Boat 15' 3 $60 $100 NA NA
Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards, Skis, Wakeboards, etc. $40-$75

Marine Services

VS Marine Boating Center
3380 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA
(888) 842-1254
  VS Marine Boating Center

Scott's Boat Repair
103B Nacimiento Lake Dr.
Paso Robles, CA
(805) 239-2628

Salinas Valley Marine
3 Spring Street
Salinas, CA
(831) 443-1616
  Salinas Valley Marine

Pacific Marine Boat Repair
331 Pacific Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 544-4471

The Boat Doc
3850 Ramada Dr. #E1
Paso Robles, CA
(559) 271-1490


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Lake San Antonio
Launch Ramps

Summer ramp hours are 6 AM to 9 PM. It is always wise to check with the park to confirm hours. When ramps are closed, vessels will not be allowed to launch or be removed from the lake.

  • Lynch Campground Launch Ramp
  • Harris Creek Launch Ramp
  • North Shore Launch Ramp
  • Pleyto Launch Ramp
  • Basham Point Car-top Launch Ramp


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