Rules & Regulations

We hope you have a wonderful experience at the Lake Poway Recreation Area! For your enjoyment, we ask that you please remember the following:
  • Beer and wine are permitted and can also be purchased at the Lake Poway Concession.
  • Glass containers are not permitted.
  • Lake Poway is a domestic water supply reservoir so there is no swimming, wading, or water contact.
  • Licensed dogs are permitted on a 6-foot leash at all times. Animals must stay 100 feet from the shoreline. Please remember to clean up after your pet.
  • Personal barbecues are permitted, however, they must be considered safe by city staff.
  • Personal boats and float tubes may not be launched at Lake Poway, however, we have multiple fishing boats and pedal boats for rent.
  • Please be kind to wildlife. Duck food can be purchased at the Lake Poway Concession. Remember to approach slowly and gently toss food on the ground or into the water.

Lake Duck