Description - Located on land leased from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the Chino Valley Basin, Prado Regional Park features over 2,200 acres of open space around a 60-acre lake on the borders of Orange and Los Angeles counties. Here you can enjoy fishing, horseback riding, camping, picnics, golf, shooting -- there's even a dog training facility.
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Prado Regional Park, a rural getaway on more than 2,200 acres in the Chino Valley Basin
- Prado Regional Park offers a diverse recreational outlet for the entire family. Fishing is available year-round with the lake stocked in the winter months with trout and during the summer months with channel catfish. (Trout season runs from November to April; catfish season runs from May to September.) The park has a snack bar and store, which includes bait and tackle sales for the angler's convenience and also supplies for campers. Rowboat, pedal boat, and aqua cycle rentals are available or one can launch their own sail or rowboat.
There are 50 full hookup campsites for RV and tent campers and 25 sites with electricity and water for group RV camping. There are also 9 group tent areas.
Prado features large turf areas around the park providing excellent picnic sites overlooking the lake. There are two large group shade structures (covered), each accommodating 300 people or more. Amenities include oversize barbecue grill, electricity, water, and convenient parking and restrooms. The group picnic sites are reservable and groups over 300 must reserve additional parking. Groups over 500 must reserve both picnic structures. Small group picnic areas are also reservable; families welcome anytime! Each picnic area has playgrounds for the kids. Additionally, Prado offers a reservable multipurpose building for groups up to 100. Kitchen included. Perfect for weddings, parties or family reunions.
Target practice is enjoyed at Prado Olympic Shooting Range, site of the 1984 Olympic Shooting Venue. There are international and domestic trap and skeet, a pistol range, rifle range, and air gun hall.
There are three softball and five soccer fields for tournament games or just for a fun family game.
Approximately 5 miles of natural surfaced trails, 4-10' in width are available for multi-use starting at the equestrian concession area. Historically, the trails once served as cow paths.
Each October, Prado is the site of the Scottish Highland Games. Another highlight of the park is the El Prado Golf Course, a 36-hole championship course. The list of park activities continues with bird watching, volleyball, and horseshoe toss. Some of the groups enjoying this varied park include Chino Hills Litttle League, Inland Premier Soccer, Cal Poly Pomona and Lake Matthews Kennel Club.
For current fees, hours, and stocking information, please contact the park.
Recreation - Recreations abound at Prado Regional Park. Guest enjoy target practice, dog training, model airplane flying, annual festivals, picnicking, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, camping, fishing including trout derbies, group gatherings, boating, bird watching, nature studies, horseback riding, hiking, and more.
Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is generally hot in the summer and mild in the winter. During the summer, valley temperatures can soar above 100 degrees while remaining pleasant in the mountains. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. During the winter months higher elevations experience snow and freezing temperatures.
Prado Regional Park can be found on Highway 83, south of Highway 60 and north of Highway 91 in Chino.