Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
lake reflection
play area
lifeguard watch building

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

15501 East Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA  91706
(626) 334-1065

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Park Hours:
6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (November 1st - April 30th

6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (May 1st - October 31st
(Closed Christmas Day)


Swim Beach and Water Play Area Information:

*All swim beaches will continue to be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer months (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend).

*Swim beaches will be open starting May 23rd, 2015 (weekends only), and then after June 20, 2015, the swim beaches will be open (Thursdays through Sundays) only.

*Water Play Area will continue to be closed Monday through Friday throughout the summer months (Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend).


Children's Water Play Area Requirements:

"Swim suits must be worn by all who enter - Adults and Children"

Cost: $2.00 per person and session; four (4) sessions per day; 90 minutes each.

Children no taller than 52 inches allowed.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Children should be potty trained, if not swim diapers are required.


                 Session Times

Session 1         10:30 AM -  12:00 PM

Session 2         12:30 PM  -   2:00 PM

Session 3           2:30 PM  -   4:00 PM

Session 4           4:30 PM -    6:00 PM


Admission Fees:

Vehicle Entry Fee: $10.00 daily (Year-Round)

March 1 - October 31 (daily)
Vehicle Entry Fee: $10.00 weekends & holidays (November 1 - April 30)


Senior & Disabled Person’s Vehicle: $5.00 (Weekdays only)
Vehicle Driver must be 65 years or older and disabled person must present current placard. 

Bus: $30.00 daily (Year Round)

Limousine: $16.00 daily (Year Round)

Recreational Vehicle: $14.00 daily (May 1 - October 31)

Recreational Vehicle: $14.00 (Year round)

Boat Launching (Non Motorized):  $7.00 (Year-Round)

Boat Launching (Motorized): $11.00 (Year-Round)

Vehicle Annual Permit: $125.00 (Year-Round)
Senior Vehicle Annual Permit: $65.00 (Year-Round)
Annual Boat Permit: $135.00 (Year-Round)

Annual Non Motorized Boat Permit: $105.00 (Year-Round)
Annual Senior/Disabled Boat Permit: $65.00
Annual Senior/Disabled Non-Motorized Boat Permit: $50.00: 

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Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area, nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, is considered one of the best hidden jewels in Southern California. This 836-acre facility boasts a serene 70-acre lake with year-round fishing and non-motorized watercraft usage. During the summer months, the recreational area highlights a five-acre chlorinated swim beach and the unique Water Play Area. The facility is home to many protected native plants and animals. The Nature Center is operated and staffed by volunteers of the San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy offering educational, interpretive and walking tours throughout the year.