Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Operations and Fishing Information

    The park intends to begin trout stocking on November 25th. A stocking schedule will be posted when it becomes available. Fishing is from the shoreline only and a state fishing license is required for persons 16 years of age and over. All Department of Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations apply.

Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 923-2240

Fall - Winter Hours, 7 a.m to 6 p.m. PST
Spring - Summer Hours, 7 a.m to 9 p.m. PDT
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Parking fees: $3 per vehicle entry Monday - Friday; $5 Saturday - Sunday; Higher for some holidays and events (Fee Information)

Laguna Niguel Regional Park's acres of turf surround a 44 acre lake, which is regularly stocked with catfish, bass and, during the winter months only, trout . A fishing license is required for anyone older than 16 to fish. A large assortment of trees dot the park's 227 acreage providing beauty and shade.

Additionally, picnic shelter reservations may be made by calling 1-800-600-1600 or click here to book online. For additional assistance, e-mail the park at or call 866-OCPARKS.


Laguna Niguel Regional Park is dedicated to a wide variety of recreational uses. Two pedestrian bridges provide access to remote picnic shelters and hiking trails.

Lake fishing for trout, (winter only) and bass and catfish, (year round) is available for all park visitors. California Department of Fish and Wildlife rules apply.

Picnic areas are equipped with shelters, sinks, picnic tables and barbecue stoves electrical outlets. An amphitheater is provided for youth and community organization activities. These facilities may be reserved through the park office. Turf areas, horseshoe pits, a par course along the parks two mile jogging trail, two sand volleyball courts and four lighted tennis courts are available for public enjoyment. Kite Hill offers excellent conditions for remote control glider operations. Bicycle trails meander throughout the park.


October 15, 2015 
Fishing Continues at Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Laguna Niguel Regional Park will continue to welcome anglers to its popular lake. However, visitors may notice some changes.

Starting Nov. 1, there will no longer be a concession operating at the lake. A California fishing license will be required for persons 16 years and older.

Park hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. fall and winter, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. spring and summer. (Flier)

October 5, 2015 
Park Hours Change Starting Nov. 1

The clocks fall back early Nov. 1, marking the end of daylight saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Wilderness parks close at sunset and most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter.

December 22, 2014 
OC Parks Introduces New Parking Passes

OC Parks is pleased to introduce new parking passes that will allow visitors to use a single card to park at all County regional and wilderness parks and/or beaches.

The new “smart cards” replace the entry cards and stickers that were previously used for annual parking. Unlike the previous OC Parks passes, which were fixed to a calendar year (January through December), these smart cards are valid for 12 months from issue date and can be renewed annually. Moreover, for wilderness and beach locations which previously required a sticker affixed to a visitor’s windshield, these passes can be used with any vehicle. The price for the new cards remains the same as 2014.

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