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Scenic Lake Nacimiento Near Paso Robles, CA

One of the region's most beautiful bodies of water can be found a short drive from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Paso Robles. Lake Nacimiento is a pristine lake known for countless recreational opportunities, from fishing and boating to water skiing and sunbathing, with surrounding wilderness ideal for exploration. It's a prime freshwater recreation area, with settings perfect for horseback riding, hiking, biking and picnicking year-round. The lake is also home to the Dragon Lake Grill, open throughout the summer, where patrons can savor some of the California coast's freshest seafood and local cuisine.


Hours -

You can be on the water any time, but cannot sleep overnight on the water. The launch ramp closes in the overnight hours.

Prices -

$6 per day lake use fee; annual day use pass for cars is $200; annual boat passes are $100; pool admission is $5 per person 


  • Wildflower Triathlon
  • Summer Kick-Off Party, Boat, Sport, RV Show
  • Annual Bass Derby


  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Dining


  • Can I rent a boat at the lake?

    Boats can be rented for the day or half day at Lake Nacimiento. Rates are higher in the summer than in the winter. Guests must be 21 years old to rent and/or drive a rental boat. For types of boats and current pricing, call the marina directly at 802-2381056.
  • Can I fish on the lake?

    Fishing is definitely allowed. Lake Nacimiento is stocked with white bass, catfish, large and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill and carp. Guests must possess a current fishing license. Licenses can be purchased from the general store just up the road from the marina.

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Distance from attraction: 4.6 miles
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Why Stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Paso Robles?
  • Newly-Remodeled Guestrooms & Suites
  • Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Bar
  • Indoor Heated Pool & Whirlpool Spa
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Convenient to Central Coast Wine Country
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