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 $10 a day vehicle entrance fee ($75 annual pass available, good at all Monterey County parks except Lake Nacimiento).
The lake is open for limited use beginning April 14, 2017, and opens more fully in phases through the spring. Check Monterey Co. Parks - Lake San Antonio for updates for 2017.
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.
Notice: Boat rentals may no longer be available. Call ahead.
Marina (805) 472-2818 Boat Rentals (805) 472-2313
Website: Lake San Antonio Marina
|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.
|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|
VS Marine Boating Center
3380 El Camino Real
(888) 842-1254 VS Marine Boating Center
Scott's Boat Repair
103B Nacimiento Lake Dr.
Paso Robles, CA
Salinas Valley Marine
3 Spring Street
(831) 443-1616 Salinas Valley Marine
Pacific Marine Boat Repair
331 Pacific Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
The Boat Doc
3850 Ramada Dr. #E1
Paso Robles, CA
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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.