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Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

This 836-acre recreation space includes a 70-acre lake with year-round fishing and the chance to use a non-motorized boat on-site.
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River at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
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Photo Credit: Los Angeles County
Pier and lake at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
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The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area is nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Irwindale and offers beautiful views of the mountains. This 836-acre facility offers visitors the chance to experience a serene 70-acre lake with year-round fishing and non-motorized watercraft usage. During the summer months, there’s a swim beach and water play area.

The area is home to many protected native plants and animals which are cared for by volunteers of the San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy. Birdwatchers can enjoy the peace and quiet of the space, and the volunteers onsite offer educational activities such as interpretive experiences and walking tours throughout the year.

There are also biking and walking paths with an ample amount of space to relax and recharge away from the urban stress of the city. It’s an ideal destination to bring the kids for a day outside fishing and playing in the sunshine. It’s also a great spot for couples to have a picnic, or for a spaced out group gathering.

Nearest Station
Baldwin Park
Address
15501 Arrow Hwy
Irwindale, CA 91706
Phone
(626) 334-1065
Website
https://parks.lacounty.gov/santa-fe-dam-recreational-area/
General directions
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Take the Metrolink San Bernardino Line to the Baldwin Park Station

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