As a reservoir built in 1901, Chollas Lake helped serve early San Diego's water supply. In 1966 it was turned over to the Parks & Recreation Department, and was designated a youth fishing lake (for children ages 15 and under only) in 1971.
Begins 6:30 a.m. daily. Come enjoy the breeze, the peaceful water, and local wildlife while you exercise.
Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open to children 25 years of age and under. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided.
Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. in front of the park office. Intro/Beginner level.
Every other Saturday crafts are available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a different craft each time, for all ages.
Chollas Lake is a great place to get some exercise, there is a loop around the lake that is great for walking or running, as well as a basketball court.
A 16-acre lake for free youth fishing (age 15 and under ONLY); an 8/10-of-a-mile dirt path around the lake for walking, jogging, and bicycling; picnic tables with barbecue grills; children's play equipment; a small basketball court; hiking trails; and a multi-purpose ball field in North Chollas canyon.