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Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake, CA


Aquatic Center At Castaic Lake, CA


Founded in 1976, the CSUN, California State University Northridge, Aquatic Center has become well known throughout the community - and, in fact, the nation - for its excellence in boating and water safety education. The center, which is located at Castaic Lake Recreation Area in the scenic foothills of the Santa Clarita Valley, is of the largest boating education centers in the nation, serving in upward of 10,500 individuals through its credit, non-credit and community service programs each year. Approximately one-quarter of those individuals are CSUN students, while three-quarters are members of the community. From students to community groups to at-risk youth, we truly offer something for everyone!

The Center offers the following activities:

Honoring our Excellence

The CSUN Aquatic Center is proud to have received several local, state and national awards including:

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

In addition, these organizations have recognized the Center for its outstanding programs:


Where to find us and Contact information

We are conveniently located just 45 minutes Northwest of Los Angeles at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area. Our location is minutes from Six Flags Magic Mountain and an easy drive from major airports, including Burbank and Los Angeles International (LAX).

For information on any of our programs or to find out how you can make a difference by donating funds or usable items, such as boats or vehicles, to the Center (all donations are tax deductible), please contact:

California State University, Northridge
Castaic Aquatic Center, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8269
(818) 677-3202 On Campus
(661) 257-0571 At Lake
Dr. Nathan Martin
Executive Director
Castaic Aquatic Center, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management
California State University, Northridge
(818)677-4652. On Campus
(661)257-0571 At the Lake