Recreation and Park District
Most private boats are welcome at Lake Cuyamaca, however they must be inspected by a ranger before being launched onto the lake.
For a list of boats and equipment not allowed on the lake, please click here.
Launch Ramp fee: $8
All boats and private motors including canoes, kayaks, float tubes and waders (click here for float tube information) must be inspected for quagga and zebra mussel before being launched onto the lake unless it has a tag from Lake Cuyamaca. We don’t accept tags from other lakes. If there is any sign of contamination you must have your boat or equipment decontaminated* before launch.
Size: usually about 3/4" but up to 2"
We will ask how long it has been since the boat has been in use and what body of water it was in previously. We will inspect the private vessel or equipment to determine if it needs decontamination.
ALL outboard motors will be decontaminated at no cost to the customer. If it is determined that the boat or equipment need decontamination, we will start the process while sending the customer back to the Tackle Shop to pay for the decontamination
and to get the proper paperwork.
Please bring your boat and/or equipment
CLEAN, DRAINED, AND DRY.
*Banding Station, Decontamination Unit and
Access Gates Funded by California
State Parks Division of Boating and
Waterways. Operated and maintained
by Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District.