It’s spring time now! Time for those warm weather hobbies. There is a great local spot where you can do exactly that. Its Lake Balboa just minutes from Glendale. This is a 27 acre lake with boating, fishing, walking and jogging. You’re welcome to bring your dog with you but they must be kept on leash and cannot swim in the lake.
For fishing a California Department of Fish and Game license is required for those 16 and older. Department of Fish and Game regulations apply at the lake. There is a specified fly casting area and fishing is allowed where the grass areas join the lake. There is no fishing from the walkways except for wheelchair bound individuals.
Private boating is allowed but must meet the following requirements. No motors allowed, except electric trolling motors (not to exceed 5 horsepower). Powerboats with outboards can be used on the lake with the following restrictions: Outboard motor in the up position, Propeller removed, Gas cans removed. Boats must be a minimum of 7’6″ in length but may not to exceed 18 feet in length.
Remote control boating is also allowed. Both electric and sailboats are permitted. Gas powered boats are prohibited. The cove north of the launch ramp is designated for remote control use. Operators should check with others in the area to prevent channel overlaps.
A walking and jogging path surrounds the lake. This path is 1.3 miles in length. It connects with several other pathways extending into the park. There are also picnic pavilions that can be reserved for your use. You’ll see a large children’s playground at the lake as well. There is plenty of shade for the warmer days and lots of open space around the lake to make use of. All in all, a great place for a family or an individual to spend the day.
The lake is located just 17 miles and 25 minutes west of Glendale. You’ll find Lake Balboa at, LAKE BALBOA (ANTHONY C. BEILENSON PARK – FORMERLY BALBOA PARK)
6300 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406
For Information call 818-785-5798
From Glendale take the 134 freeway west which merges to the 101 north. Exit Balboa Blvd and turn right on Balboa. In about 7 tenths of a mile you will see the sign for the lake on your right. Turn right and continue to the parking area.