Sunday, June 23, 2013
Lake Miramar, San Diego CA
Lake Miramar or Miramar Reservoir (top picture) (location) is in the north eastern portion of the city. It is popular for jogging, walking and biking since it has a 5 mile trail around it with very few (if any) cars. There is also a dirt path you can mountain bike around the lake on. You can also kayak, boat (there is a boat launch), or fish, but it is less popular for those activities. The lake generally gets windy in the afternoons, but is relatively cool (70s or 80s). You may see typical canyon animals, squirrels, lizards, rattlesnake, rabbits, maybe a coyote. A portion of the lake is blocked off from entry. The view from the dam is good (bottom picture). Entry and parking are free, fishing requires a license. Gates close at 8, so don't get trapped inside the parking lot. Definitely a local destination and not something to go out of your way for if you're out of town.