Each year the CSUN Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake serves youth groups from all over Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita and beyond to come paddle with us all year round. Our programs are supported by the California Division of Boating and Waterways, alongside the American Canoe Association. During our programs, everyone will learn how to be safe, in, around and near the water. Additionally, we teach how to be safe, and have fun on Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddleboards!
Generous scholarship funding is made available through the California Division of Boating and Waterways. Many LA City Recreation Centers, Schools, and Community Centers qualify for these FREE programs. Call or email us today to find out if your group qualifies for a FREE DAY AT THE LAKE- 661-257-0571, or at
Programming with us includes;
All parking and entrance fees waived
A large picnic area with tables and bbq set up
Private paddling at one of our flat water, protected beaches
All necessary boating equipment- boats, paddles, life jackets
Safe, and fun Boating Instructors and Lifeguards
CSUN Aquatic Center Programming is available every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday. *Swimming is only available Thursday through Sunday, Memorial Day - Labor Day!
*The CSUN Aquatic Center reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or alter any programming dependent on weather and conditions
** Inclusive Programming- The CSUN Aquatic Center strives to make all its programming and activities open to everyone, regardless of physical limitations, developmental differences, or unique health issues. We need your help and communication to reach our goals of accommodating all boating experiences. Please let us know if any youth, students, staff or volunteers, might need additional resources to maximize their day on the water. Please share any; developmental delays or disabilities, learning disabilities, limited mobility, visual or audio impairment, etc.