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April 7, 2021 
2021 Catfish Stocking Schedule

Dates shown are week of stocking. Schedule will be updated as available.

California Fishing License required age 16+ at all parks besides Irvine Lake.


December 8, 2020 
2020-21 Trout Stocking Schedule

Information about limited trout supply.

Dates shown are week of stocking.

OC Parks is importing trout from Idaho. Inclement weather may delay stocking dates. All fish will be delivered as contracted.

California Fishing License required age 16+ at all parks besides Irvine Lake.


December 2, 2020 
2020-21 Trout Stocking Update

Fall trout stocking was delayed due to a disruption in the supply chain.

In early 2020, multiple California trout hatcheries were infected with Lactococcus garvieae, a bacterial outbreak similar to streptococcus. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CADFW) was forced to euthanize millions of trout, which will impact inland fishing for many years.

Read more about the outbreak in this CADFW FAQ.

OC Parks has been working with our lake management contractor to secure necessary permits and import Rainbow Trout from a hatchery located in Idaho. The first trout stockings are anticipated to take place the week of Dec. 7-11. The full stocking schedule will be posted as soon as it is finalized.


May 1, 2020 
OC Parks COVID-19 Modified Operations

UPDATED 5/5/21: In an effort to minimize the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, staff, and the Orange County community at large, and consistent with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor’s office, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), OC Parks are operating in the following manner.


March 8, 2021 
Extended Spring-Summer Park Hours Begin March 14

The clocks spring forward early March 14, marking the beginning of daylight-saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule.

Spring-summer hours for most regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wilderness parks and some regional parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round.


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