Hours: The gates are open from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time and 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. when Daylight Savings Time is not in effect.
Lake Miramar is a man-made reservoir built in 1960 and is located in Scripps Ranch.
Recreational activities such as fishing, boating, bird-watching, jogging and cycling are permitted. There are both paved and dirt paths that go around the lake giving you the option of a more rugged adventure or smooth, which is ideal for strollers, joggers, wheelchairs or bicycles.
This area was once owned by newspaper tycoon E.W. Scripps and his philanthropist sister, Ellen Browning Scripps. You can learn more about their castle which was nearby on this page! The area was named Miramar, which translates to "Sea View" because at the time there was no other development, so views all the way to the ocean were possible.
This is a great area for bird-watching and fishing. Some of the species you may come across are cormorants, pelicans, mallards, ruddy ducks, bass, bluegill, or sunfish. There are also many plant varieties here which include chamise, black sage, manzanita, monkey flower, and coastal sagebrush, adolphia plusmore!
Make sure to check out Evan's Pond when you're here which has ties to E.W. Scripps and the Scripps Castle that was destroyed many years back!