Are you looking for a place in San Diego for camping, fishing, hiking or picnicking? Jennings Lake is located in Lakeside, California. Do you think you are in the middle of the desert of Jennings Lake with a view of the lake and the forest environment. The lake is a drinking water reservoir owned and operated by the Helix Water Area.

The lake hosts camping, fishing, boating, hiking, wildlife watching and bird watching.


Jennings Lake Camp has 96 space camps and is open seven days a week, all year round. Various camping spaces include 35 complete loops (water, electricity and sewage), 35 partial junctions (electricity and water) and 26 non-connecting tent locations. The campground has free Wi-Fi throughout the camp.

The pavilion is open to all registered travelers for family and local gatherings to sit indoors and play some games. This large wood-paneled structure features games such as ladder golf, and ping pong every day. Arts and crafts are available on Saturdays. Some of the new activities include Jenga, Corn Hole and tetherball. There is also an indoor playground with swing sets and other play structures for children.


Lake amenities include rowing boats, yachts or motorboats, which are available for rent on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, there are several bays around the lake that are a great place to relax or picnic.


For fishermen or women fishermen, the lake is open for fishing and boating every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 7:30 pm. Shore fishing is available daily from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm from the campground. Fishing license and permit required.

For your convenience, a bait and accessory shop is open from Friday to Sunday and offers bait, supplies, camping supplies and non-alcoholic beverages. At the camp entrance, you can buy firewood, ice and propane.


If you are a hiker, burn some trails because Jennings Lake has miles and miles of trails. Around the lake, walking is approximately equal to 5.5 miles. On the north side of the lake, you can reach the old “Flume” bench, a path that is 5 miles along the ridge of the El Monte Valley. There are routes both inside and around the camp. Around the camp is about a mile with slight variations in altitude and a shorter course in the camp is about 300 feet for all ages.


Despite the rolling hills of Lake Jennings, the lake, coastal sage and coastal areas, there are various habitats. Deer can be seen early in the morning and late in the evening. Other dogs that roam the lake area are boating, coyote, snack and raccoon. These animals are wild, but they do not like to be watched from a distance.

Watch birds in Jennings Lake can see a variety of birds from aquatic and aquatic habitats. San Diego has recorded 475 species of birds more than any other country in the United States.

For more information please contact:

Lake – (619) 443-2510

Camp – (619) 619 390-1623

Source by Adam Johnson