Sweetwater Reservoir

Shoreline fishing is allowed along a 2.5-mile stretch on the south side of Sweetwater Reservoir. Please follow and obey all posted fishing program rules. See additional information below.

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

  1. Current Hours
  2. Daily Fees
  3. Fish Limits

Current hours:

The fishing program at Sweetwater Reservoir is open Friday through Monday during the following hours:

October through February
7 am to 4 pm

March through September
7 am to 5 pm

Holiday closures:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas

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. 

San Diego County trail information and map