San Vicente Reservoir to reopen Sept. 22

Posted at 4:19 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 20:07:03-04

SAN DIEGO - The San Vicente Reservoir, closed for eight years, will reopen Sept. 22, and boating and fishing permits are scheduled to go on sale Thursday evening, according to the city of San Diego.

The permits, which will go on sale on the Ticketmaster website at 7 p.m. Pacific time, will allow for water activities Sept. 22-26 at the facility. Permits are $8 for adults to fish and $7 for boat launches, plus Ticketmaster processing fees.

The reservoir has been closed since September 2008 to allow the San Diego County Water Authority to raise the dam 117 feet, creating more water storage capacity at the municipally owned facility.

Permits will be sold weekly beginning on Thursdays, according to the website

The reservoir will initially be open Thursday through Monday each week for fishing and general boating, with water contact activities like wakeboarding and water skiing allowed Thursday through Sunday. That will leave Monday as a fishing-only day.

Reservations will be limited to 110 fishing boat launches and 40 water contact boat launches each day, plus an additional 50 vehicles without boats per day, the website reported.