Sweetwater Reservoir

Shoreline fishing is allowed along a 2.5-mile stretch on the south side of Sweetwater Reservoir on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Please see additional information below.

Fishing programs are subject to closure at any time due to elevated fire conditions, Red Flag Warnings, inclement weather or any other safety concerns.

  1. COVID-19 Operations Update
  2. Current Hours
  3. Daily Fees
  4. Fish Limits

COVID-19 Health Warning

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. Please help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following these rules:

  • Please follow and obey all other fishing program rules posted 
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people (except those who reside in the same household)
  • Face coverings are required (Per CDPH Guidance on California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance)
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol and use it frequently 
  • Please pack out what you pack in 
  • Port-a-Potties are open
  • The details of Sweetwater Authority Safe re-opening plan can be found here.

Recreation at Sweetwater Reservoir
The Sweetwater Reservoir Riding and Hiking Trail a County of San Diego trail, operated through an easement granted by Sweetwater Authority. Provisions contained in the easement allow Sweetwater Authority to revoke its permission for use of the trail. These stipulations help protect both the water supply and sensitive wildlife near the reservoir. 
Click here for more information and a trail map.