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6350 College Grove Drive
San Diego, CA 92115
6:30 a.m. to sunset
*Times are subject to change
Staff may post the lake closed during inclement, rainy, windy and damp weather for safety. Staff will reopen the lake when the safety concerns are resolved.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year'€˜s Day


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.

What's Coming

Walking for Fitness

Begins 6:30 a.m. daily. Come enjoy the breeze, the peaceful water, and local wildlife while you exercise.

Fishing Clinic

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.

Adult Walking Class

Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. in front of the park office. Intro/Beginner level.

Nature Crafts

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.