COVID-19 UPDATE: AS OF 5/22/2020

Attn: LAKE NACIMIENTO RESORT VISITORS PLEASE NOTE: We’re pleased to announce Lake Nacimiento Resort is open to the public with limited operations and park entry.

The following guidelines will apply:


120 truck and trailer maximum at a time–This does not include annual slip holders

Maximum 4 adults on boat –Must reside in the same household and arrive in the same vehicle

No congregating at the marina dock or on the grounds except to board vessel and leave the marina.

30 single vehicles maximum at a time for trail use and shore line fishing

Maximum 4 adults in vehicle – Must reside in the same household and arrive in the same vehicle

Guests should adhere to the social distancing guidelines while in the park

No Kayaks or Paddleboards

No beach use, picnic tables, BBQs or day use allowed

All guests must adhere to social distancing guidelines while inside the park

No tying vessels together to congregate on the water

Marina will be open for limited retail sales and fuel

Park Hours of Operation 6am-8pm, All guests must vacate park by 8pm.

All other departments to remain temporarily closed until further notice

We appreciate your patience and consideration as we navigate through reopening to the public, welcome home Dragon Dwellers!

Official Press Release By:


Carl P. Holm, AICP, Director LAND USE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | PUBLIC WORKS & FACILITIES | PARKS 1441 Schilling Place, South 2nd Floor Salinas, California 93901-4527 (831)755-4800

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2020

Monterey County Parks Limited Reopening for Trail Use, Walking, Hiking

In consultation with the Health Officer, some Monterey County parks are reopened with limited use in compliance with the Monterey County’s Shelter in Place Order and the State of California Covid-19 related orders. The County recognizes the importance of exercise and the benefits of outdoor recreation. We are also aware that all reasonable steps must be taken to limit the spread of Covid-19. Those steps include social/physical distancing and facial coverings when in public and medically appropriate.

This limited re-opening allows local residents to use the park’s regional trails for walking, hiking, equestrian, or biking with adherence to social/physical distancing protocols. Developed areas like picnic grounds, campgrounds, and playgrounds remain closed to avoid gatherings. Parking areas will be opened, but most park restrooms are closed (emergency only). Visitors are asked to pack out all trash/waste.

Each Monterey County Park has unique offerings, and generally provides open space amenities different from city parks. It is important to note that other county (regional) parks have been open for trail use since the County Shelter in Place Order was put in place, with the exception of Easter weekend. Most users have been complying with these orders.

The following is a list of County Parks, their status and what is available in each location:

· San Lorenzo Closed for general use, trails open along the Salinas River. Restrooms closed to public.

· Lake San Antonio South Shore: Open for trail use and fishing. Developed areas closed. Emergency restrooms only. Maximum 50 boats with up to four (4) persons from the same household per boat, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only.

North Shore: Open for trail use and shoreline fishing. Developed areas closed. Emergency restrooms only.

Lake Nacimiento Open (starting Friday 5/8/20) for trail use and shoreline fishing, maximum 120 boats with up to four (4) persons from same household per boat. Developed area closed. Emergency restrooms only.

Toro Open for trail use only. Developed area closed. Emergency restrooms only.

Jack’s Peak Open for trail use only. Developed area closed. Emergency restrooms only.

Royal Oaks Open for trail use only. Developed area closed. Emergency restrooms only.

Manzanita Open for trail use only. Developed area closed. Emergency restrooms only.

East Garrison Closed (neighborhood parks within the EG Community)

Fort Ord Open Space Open for trail use only. No restrooms.

Guidelines for safe use of trails and social/physical distancing are posted at each park, users are asked to please follow guidelines for maintaining proper distancing on trails and in the parking areas. No gatherings are allowed within any park or parking area.

Please use the park closest to where you live. If you need to drive to one of these locations, please park in designated areas and not in nearby neighborhoods. Thank you for enjoying and supporting Monterey County Parks responsibly.

Famous for its 165 miles of pristine shoreline, Lake Nacimiento Resort is a top destination near California’s central coast. Located at the mid-way point between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the resort offers fun and adventure for the entire family. Guests enjoy multiple activities at the lake and its surrounding oak and pine forests including water sports, fishing, hiking, camping, lodging, wildlife viewing, seasonal dining at The Dragon Lake Grill, and much more.

Situated in the Santa Lucia mountains, Lake Nacimiento has 18 miles of water for visitors to enjoy, with boat, water ski, and fishing equipment rentals available at the park’s new 100 slip marina. The resort also offers a variety of fully-furnished lodging accommodations suitable for individuals and large groups. RV rentals and Full Hook-Up campsites are also available within the Resort.

From water sports to fishing and camping, Lake Nacimiento provides the perfect setting for an amazing fun-filled getaway.

Quagga & Zebra Mussel Prevention Program: Mandatory vessel screening and/or inspection prior to launching. All vessels that fail to arrive in a CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY condition will be required to undergo a full inspection and may be prohibited from launching . No vessel will be allowed to launch that have been on infested lakes within the past 30 days or fails inspection. Failure to comply with the inspection process can result in fines up to $2000.

Infested Bodies of Water*:

Anaheim Lake, Angeles Tunnel, Black and Gold Golf Course Pond, Cahuilla, Castaic, Coachella Canal, Colorado River, Copper Basin, Dixon, El Capitan, Elderberry Forebay, Havasu, Imperial Dam, Irvine, Jennings, Kraemer Basin, Lake Forest, Lower Otay Lakes, Matthews, Mead, Miramar, Mojave, Murray, Olivehain Reservoir, Parker, Pipeline in Lakeside, Piru, Piru Creek, Poway, Pyramid, Ramona, Rattlesnake Reservoir, Ridgemark Golf Course Pump, San Justo, San Vicente, Shadow, Skinner, Sweetwater, and Walnut Canyon Reservoir. *Additional infested lakes may not be listed

All campsite reservations that have not arrived by 10:00am the day after the scheduled arrival date, will be released to first come, first serve. Please notify the reservations office of any late arrivals to avoid release. For questions, please call 805-237-4929 opt. 1


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