Lake Balboa

About the lake.

Anthony C. Beilenson Park is an 80 acre water recreation facility within the Sepulveda Flood Control basin. The centerpiece of the park, Lake Balboa, is a 27 acre lake filled with water reclaimed from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and is subject to closure during rainy weather. Recreation activities include fishing, boating, remote-control boating and jogging/walking. Access is from Balboa Boulevard. A license is required for patrons 16 years and older and California Department of Fish and Game regulations apply. Fishing is restricted to specific grass areas adjoining the water. Fishing from the walkway is prohibited (except for wheelchair bound persons).This lake is stocked by the DFG with Rainbow Trout during the Winter and Spring and Channel Catfish during the Summer and Fall. Lake also has a few Largemouth Bass and Carp as well. Best fishing of course is in the first few days after stocking.

Lake Balboa Information

Take the Balboa Blvd. exit off the 101 Freeway. Head north on Balboa.
6300 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: (818) 756-9743

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
All boats must be a minimum of 7'6" in length but may not exceed 18 feet in length. The speed limit is five miles per hour, including sailboats.

Species of fish

Rainbow Trout(Summer,Spring),Largemouth Bass,Channel Catfish,Bluegill,Carp