Pyramid Lake Fishing Guide

Pyramid Lake Fishing Guides & Reports

Pyramid Lake, located in the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, offers great fishing for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Rainbow Trout and is regularly stocked throughout the year.

For more information, view the Fish Planting Schedule.

Pyramid Lake Facts

Pyramid Lake is a 1,300+ acre lake, with over 20 miles of shoreline with a maximum depth of 700 feet and is at an elevation of 2,579 feet.

Pyramid Lake - Prime Real Estate

At Pyramid Lake Spanish Point, Tin Cup, Bear Trap, Yellowbar and Serrano day use areas offers remarkable views, unique beautiful beaches, picnic sites and great fishing points. These locations are small islands day use areas that are on a first-come, first serve basis and only accessible by boat.

Fishing at Emigrant Gap is also accessible to wheelchair users.


Trophy-sized trout
planted in the lake
for trophy fishing

Pyramid Lake Access & Recreation

Pyramid Lake Emigrant Landing Day Use Area

Emigrant Landing boat launch is reached via Smokey Bear exit from Interstate 5 and is the largest day use recreation area on beautiful Pyramid Lake, but it does accept any reservations. Learn more here


  • Marina
  • Fishing pier
  • Boat ramp
  • Beach area
  • Picnic tables
  • Flushable toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Soda machine

Pyramid Lake Vaqueor Beach Day Use Area

Vaquero Beach is located just below the Vista del Lago Visitor Center, is nice day-use area that is an easy accessible launching point for non-motorized boat launching.


  • Kayaks, paddle boards, and pedal boats for rent on an hourly basis.
  • Close parking
  • Shaded picnic areas
  • Restrooms

Pyramid Lake Fees

Pyramid Lake Boating & Rentals

Pyramid Lake Park Hours


  • Gate Hours:  7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Bait Shop:  7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Boat Rentals:  7 a.m.-4 p.m.
    No rentals after 2:00 p.m.
  • Personal Boats: No launching after 3 p.m.
  • Boats must be off the water by 5 p.m.

Directions to Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake Address
43100 Pyramid Lake Rd
Angeles National Forest
Lebec, CA 93243

43100 Pyramid Lake Road
Castaic, CA 91384

This lake is located near Interstate 5, about 20 miles north of the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. Pyramid Lake 

Pyramid Lake Hours

  • Spring-Summer
    Sun - Sat: 
    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
  • Fall-Winter
    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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