Rules & Regulations

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We hope you have a wonderful experience at the Lake Poway Recreation Area! For your enjoyment, we ask that you please remember the following:

  • Beer and wine are permitted and can also be purchased at the Lake Poway Concession.
  • Glass containers are not permitted.
  • Lake Poway is a domestic water supply reservoir so there is no swimming, wading, or water contact.
  • Licensed dogs are permitted on a 6-foot leash at all times. Animals must stay 100 feet from the shoreline. Please remember to clean up after your pet.
  • Personal barbecues are permitted, however, they must be considered safe by city staff.
  • Personal boats and float tubes may not be launched at Lake Poway, however, we have multiple fishing boats and pedal boats for rent.
  • Please be kind to wildlife. Duck food can be purchased at the Lake Poway Concession. Remember to approach slowly and gently toss food on the ground or into the water.