There is a non-resident entry 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 entry 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 for entry. 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.

Entry Fees
Poway Resident
No Charge
Non-Resident - Auto / RV / Bus
Non-Resident - Motorcycles
Military with ID
No Charge