Fishing provides physical, mental and societal benefits by connecting the participant to the outdoors which correlates with increased physical activity, general well-being, and the ability to focus. Fishing is mainly a seasonal program marketed through Marine Corps Installations websites which announce season openings, hours of operation, permit sales and areas where fishing is permitted. Outdoor Recreation Equipment Checkout Centers may have equipment available for rent and are located on Marine Corps Installations.

Lake O’Neill Recreational Park offers fishing, hiking, rowboats, horseshoe pits, RV and tent camping, cabanas, playgrounds (includes ADA playground), basketball, softball, ADA miniature golf, and a peninsula for group activities. For a complete list of prices and services, see the current facility price list.

Fishing
Permitted year-round. The lake is stocked and bait is sold at the Lake O’Neill Recreation Office, Bldg 26080.
California State License and Camp Pendleton Base permit are required, both available at Pacific Plaza Exchange.

Recreation Area
A variety of recreational equipment is available for rent: row & paddle boats, volleyball, basketball, and baseball equipment, horseshoes, and more!
Boats are available for rent Apr thru Oct, Fri-Sun.
See the price tab for up-to-date pricing.

Peninsula
For large group activities including promotions, retirements, and wedding receptions. Picnic cabanas, BBQ grills, a stage, electrical power, and athletic facilities are available.

Campground
Campsites offer water, electricity, sewer hookups, and tent camping. ADA-friendly sites are available.

Additional Info

Reservations are taken in 3 month increments including current month.

1st Week (Days 1-7) – Active Duty Military
2nd Week (Days 8-14) – Reservists & Retired Military
3rd Week (Days 15+) – All Eligible Patrons (DOD, Eligible Veterans & Group Bookings)

Reservation Policy

  • Patrons of all ages may go into the miniature golf area. However, any patron under the age of 12 is recommended to have parental supervision.
  • Patrons aged 4 and older will be charged at the same rate as any other patron.
  • Climbing on rocks and plants is not permitted.
  • Driving golf balls or any other dangerous behavior will result in removal from the golf course, without a refund of fees.
  • Active duty military unit family days have priority over non-military unit functions (i.e. key wives, boy scouts, YMCA, church groups, etc.)
  • All military units are required to complete a military cabana request form.

Office phone is available for emergency use only. There are base emergency telephones located in the park:

  • near Cabana 2682
  • on BLDG 26106 in the peninsula area
  • in the Campground on the roadway above campsite S1N.

Once you pick up the emergency phone wait on the line, it will connect you to 911.

Holiday Observed Check-In Check-Out
Memorial Day – May 30th May 30th May 27th May 31st
Independence Day – July 4th July 4th July 1st July 5th
Labor Day – Sep 5th Sep 5th Sep 2nd Sep 6th
Thanksgiving – Nov 24th Nov 24th Nov 23th Nov 27th
Christmas – Dec 25th Dec 26th Dec 23rd Dec 27th
New Years – Jan 1st Jan 2nd Dec 30th Jan 3rd

Pricing

Campground

Includes Rate (per night) Stay & Play (per night)
Water, Electric & Sewage $54 $64
Water & Electric $48 $58
Dry Camping / RV or Tent $37* $47
Pet fee $3/per pet per night
* Reserving multiple campsites? There will be a $15 per night deposit added to your reservation for each campsite you would like to reserve.

Stay & Play Package
+$10 per day during your stay

Family of 4 or max 4 people, includes the following:

  • Miniature golf and sports equipment
  • 1-hour kayak or pedal boat rental
  • 2-hour fishing pole rental
  • Boats (available Apr-Sept: Fri-Sun)
per day and with availability of equipment and golf course

Reservation Lead Time

Reservations are taken in 3 month increments including current month.
  • 1st Week (Days 1-7) – Active Duty Military
  • 2nd Week (Days 8-14) – Reservists & Retired Military
  • 3rd Week (Days 15+) – All Eligible Patrons (DOD, Eligible Veterans & Group Bookings)

Reservation Policy

Please Note: Due to increasing electrical issues with our RV pedestals, we recommend the use of surge suppressors to protect your equipment. For more information please contact Guest Services.
Miniature Golf 18 holes; 1-3 years FREE $6 per person
Volleyballs, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, rubber balls, softballs, horseshoes, ladder balls $5 per 2 hours
Pontoon Boat $30 per hour
Deluxe Pontoon Boat $40 per hour
Bass Boat $30 per hour
Motor Boat $25 per hour
Row Boat $15 per hour
Pedal Boat 4-seat $15 per hour
Single Kayak $15 per hour
Double Kayak $20 per hour
Double Kayak Family 2 adults, 1 small youth $20 per hour
Fishing Pole $5 per hour
  Pricing
Cabana $30
Peninsula $350

Contact Information

Lake O'Neill

BLDG 26080
Camp Pendleton, CA


Phone: 7607255611

24/7 Reservation Center: 8884097829

Lake O'Neill Recreation Office: 7607255135

Email: lakeoneill@usmc-mccs.org

Apr-Sep 8am-5pm
Oct-Mar 8am-4pm
Campground Security Office
BLDG 276024T
Daily 4pm-10pm
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