Built in 1972, Pyramid Lake was created as a holding reservoir for the California State Water Project. This 180,000 acre reservoir is placed between the Angeles National Forest and the Los Padres National Forest, at the Northwest portion of Los Angeles County. The reservoir is west of Interstate 5, south of Tejon Pass; accessed from exit 195 off of the I-5, on Pyramid Lake Road.
Named after the Pyramid-shaped rock carved while building Route 99, Pyramid Lake offers spectacular scenery and wonderful weather
A permit through the Los Padres Forest Service is required. This permit is easily obtainable, but does take a few weeks to process.