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The Jewel of Southern California: Lake Gregory

Updated on July 25, 2012
Lake Gregory
Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory Regional Park is located in the amazing pine forests of Crestline,California. This is a great place for those who enjoy fishing since you can fish from the shore year around. The vacationer can picnic, hike, swim, and boat on 150 acres in the exquisite San Bernardino Mountains. If you enjoy camping, Dogwood Campground is a delightful place to park your RV or pitch a tent.The area is surrounded by beautiful pines. Most of the sites are quite large, and widely spaced. There are some fantastic hiking trails accessible from within the campground, as well as some excellent hiking trails in the surrounding area. There's so much to do here at Lake Gregory, that you will want to camp here for a while, Camp Seely La City Recreation is another great spot to pitch a tent or park your RV. Not into camping? Check out the North Shore Inn where all the rooms have beautiful lake views and some have rustic stone fireplaces and kitchens for those who enjoy home like amenities.

The Lake Gregory Recreational Park with swimming and water slides is at the west end of the lake and a walking trail now circles the entire lake. The south shore of the lake is a great fishing destination. Lake Gregory offers a variety of fishing Whether your looking to catch trout, bass, catfish, crappie, carp or bluegill You will find the opportunity here. Shore fishing is free year around. Boat and float tubing rentals are also available. The Boathouse opens the last weekend in April and closes the third weekend in October.

Winter months bring in the snow and skiing and snow boarding, even snow shoeing are available for those who like a nice winter get away. The lovely North Shore Inn takes reservations online or by telephone. All rooms have lake views. There are also nearby resorts at lake Arrowhead about 5 miles down the road.

There are some interesting day trip destinations in the mountains that are a lot of fun. Just minutes away from Lake Gregory is Lake Arrowhead and the Lake Arrowhead Village. The village has great shops and restaurants as well as the Arrowhead Queen Boat Ride. Just a little bit further on Scenic Highway 18 will bring you to Green Valley Lake, home of the Big Air Snow Board Park and Green Valley Lake Recreation area, as well as Snow Valley Ski Resort. Snow Valley has a full calendar of year round activities and events including mountain bike riding, fishing, skiing, snow boarding, and horseback riding.


Entrance to swim beach (4 years of age & older) $3.00/person
Seniors (62 and older) $2.00/person
Swim entrance seasonal pass $35.00/person
Senior citizen (62 yrs & older) and physically disabled person's swim entrance pass $30.00/person
Annual family entrance pass (swim entrance only - excludes water slide) $130.00 (Valid for up to 4 people during swim season, except holidays & special events)
Additional family members on annual pass (swim entrance only - excludes water slide) $35.00/ea
Water slide, single token ride $1.00
Swim Admission and All Day Water slide Use $9.00
10-punch All Day Water slide Use $50.00


Paddle board: $2.00/half-hour; $15.00 all day
Aqua cycle: $6.00/half hour
Rowboat rental, $20.00 for 5 hours
Rowboat rental, season: $200.00 (April - October)
Float tube launch: $5.00/day
Float tube launch, season (April - October) $50.00 (must launch at Boat House)


Lake Gregory Regional Park Information
24171 Lake Drive, PO Box 656
Crestline CA 92325

My Own Vacation At Lake Gregory


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    • SweetiePie profile image

      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Lake Gregory is just down the road from Lake Arrowhead, and the useful thing about it is how there is actually a public beach. When I was a kid there used to be a public beach at Lake Arrowhead, but they decided to plant grass there and have a little park now. At least Lake Gregory is smart enough to be open to the public, which I think brings in more revenue in some ways.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      I had not heard of Lake Gregory. The next time I get to Southern California, I will check it out. Thanks for the introduction.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Sounds like a wonderful place to visit and the picture is beautiful.