Camping at Lake Poway is considered a special events, and only available on specific dates during each season. We offer camping in Spring, Fall, and Family Campouts in the Summer. Camping is not offered in the Winter.
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Yes, RV’s are allowed. But only in designated RV spots. There are no hook-ups available.
Hook-ups are not available for RV’s.
Yes, pets are allowed. All pets must be restrained at all times, and on a leash 6 feet or shorter. Pets are subject to quiet hours as well.
During Spring and Fall Campouts, activities for our guests are not offered. During the Family Campouts activities such as a magic show, S'mores, and Ranger led Hikes are offered. Alcohol is not permitted at Family Campouts.
Throughout the year some of our Campouts are themed. During these Campouts activities such as crafts, hikes, and interpretive presentations are available. In the past we have offered a Halloween, Space, and Earth Day Campout.
The incoming gate closes at 8 PM. Campers may leave at anytime but will not be allowed to re-enter park after 8 PM.
Additional vehicle permits can be purchased for a nominal fee.
Campouts are rain or shine, only under extreme weather conditions will they be cancelled.
Campout reservations made at the Lake are first come, first serve!
Yes, gas fire pits are permitted in designated areas.
Yes, gas and charcoal are permitted.
No, food is not provided. Concession is open until 9 pm. for these events. The store sells snacks, drinks, ice, charcoal, Etc.
Contact 858-668-4778 for specific inquiries about the Concession.
One member from your reservation must stay in the park at all times. Camping supplies left unattended is subject to be moved by staff. The City of Poway is not responsible for stolen items.
Yes, there will be a City of Poway staff member on site at all times.
They can be contacted at 858-668-4772. For emergencies, contact 911.
During the Fall, and Spring campouts alcohol is permitted but must not violate our municipal code (see below). Alcohol is NOT permitted at our Family Campouts.
A. No person shall transport into a City Community Services facility, or consume upon the premises of a City Community Services facility, any intoxicating liquors having an alcoholic content in excess of 20 percent by volume.
B. No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage at any time at the archery range, in facility parking lots, or a playground area of a City park.
C. Except as expressly provided below, no person shall consume any alcoholic beverage in any other indoor or outdoor area of a City Community Services facility between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.:
1. On Lake Poway or within the high water line or concession balcony of Lake Poway during the established operating hours; or
2. At the Poway Center for the Performing Arts; or
3. Pursuant to permit issued by the City for a special public event.
D. No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage at any City Community Services facility during times that it has been rented, with or without remuneration to the City, to house a youth event. Youth events include rite of passage celebrations such as bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras, “sweet 16” and other birthday parties, in addition to youth sports team games and parties, and all events involving social groups whose participants and/or members are primarily under the age of 21 years. (Ord. 769 § 3, 2014)
No, there are not.