County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers visitors designated areas and times for boating and personal water craft (P.W.C.). Come explore or just chill out at one of our three lakes. It is important that you check with your local lake and learn about boating rules, regulations and procedures regarding motorized and non-motorized boat use, launching areas and rules regulations and safety procedures, before your visit. Please note that Whittier Narrows Recreational Area offers pedal boat rentals only.
Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park
Please note that from April 1st, through September 30th, Bonelli Regional park employs the ODD-EVEN SYSTEM, which separates power boating/water skiing from Personal Water Craft (P.W.C) on different days of the week. The speed zone is reserved for Personal watercraft on odd calendar days and power boating & water skiing on even days. Boats are inspected prior to launching and boaters are required to comply with California Boating Laws. All California and Federal Boating laws apply to vessels using the lake, in addition to County ordinances.
Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area
Our lake is open to boating year round, accommodating motorized boats and non-motorized boats. Motorized boats include electric or solar-powered vessels. (Gas powered boats are not allowed to launch.) Non-motorized watercraft include, but are not limited to; kayaks, canoes, float tubes, rafts, paddle boards and windsurf. All boats and other watercraft must be launched at the designated boat launch area located next to the lifeguard boat house.
All watercraft entering the lake must be cleared from inspection prior to launch. Current registration and stickers must be displayed on the boat at all times, if applicable. A marine type fire extinguisher and wearable personal floatation devices for each person on the boat is required, if applicable. Boat rentals are available with: Wheel Fun Rentals (626) 334-6555 or visit http://www.wheelfunrentals.com for more information and boat availability.
Whittier Narrows Recreational Area
Pedal boat rentals only are available with: Wheel Fun Rentals (626) 334-6555 or visit http://www.wheefunrentals.com for more information and boat availability.