Pyramid Lake, located in the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, is a reservoir formed by Pyramid Dam on Piru Creek, near Castaic, California. It is a hot spot for outdoor recreation and attracts thousands of visitors each year who soak up the sun and take in the lake’s scenic beauty.
The 386-foot-tall earth and rock dam was completed in 1973 and named after a pyramid-shaped rock carved out by engineers building the Old Highway 99. Pyramid Lake spans 1,360 acres with depths of 700 feet and 21 miles of shoreline.
The lake provides storage for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Castaic Powerplant. Additionally, it offers a number of outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Vista del Lago Visitor Center is located off Interstate 5. The center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) admission is free. The building offers a viewing deck with a panoramic view of Pyramid Lake and the surrounding mountains.