Elizabeth Lake is located approx. 65 miles North of Los Angeles near the city of Castaic, CA. From I-5 at Castaic, exit Hughes Lake Rd. and go east to Elizabeth Lake Rd. Turn right and travel approx. 3 miles to the lake.
Elizabeth Lake consists of approx. 35 surface acres and rests at an elavation of 3,550 feet. It is open year 'round for day use only. No swimming allowed. There is no running water and only chemical toilets available. Be sure to have your US Forest Adventure Pass (available at the ranger station) to park here. US Forest Service (805) 296-9710
Other lakes and rivers in the area:
Boquet Canyon Creek
Little Rock Res.
Little Rock Creek
Apollo Park Lake
Boats are limited to 10hp or less motors.There is a launch ramp available free of charge. Float-tubing is allowed with life vest. There are no rental boats available and jet-skiing is not allowed.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout during the fall and spring months by the DFG. There are also bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill in here.
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Comments and Tips:
Public access is only on the north side of the lake (the side where the parking lot is). Remember your Adventure Pass!
Most bait fishing is done with Chartreuse or Rainbow colored Power Bait, the glitter ones work the best. There's usually a few fly fishermen
in float tubes hooking up now and then, usually a limit if you find what the trout want to eat. Usually scud imitations and wooly buggers work,
but I've had good luck with streamers and leech patterns, which on occasion hooks the smaller bass. Just a nice place to kick back and relax
since it's not a popular place. Holder-over trout from the previous season's plantings do grow quite well with the scud and insect population and the
very cold water temps during the winter months.
I'd better quit now cause the locals might get pis__ed at me! wink wink
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