There is a non-resident parking fee at Lake Poway weekends and holidays only. Poway residents are free with valid proof of residency and may obtain a resident sticker at the Lake Poway entry station or office.
The parking fee is collected from 6:00 AM to 30 minutes before sunset. Those in possession of a valid fishing permit are not required to pay. Active military personnel, with ID, are free. When the Lake Poway parking lot is full, additional parking is available for free at an overflow lot located at the bottom of Lake Poway Road.