If someone here has time to put together a "rent the whole lake weekday" at El Cap, I might be up for it. I'll bet others would. I think it's still $750 for the first 8 hours. I've wanted to get a group of people and boats together and rent it out, but I couldn't find enough people who were willing to take a weekday off work, had boats, had they cash, and agreed on the timing... I've ridden there before when we were the only boat in the water and it's pretty nice... not as good as the Carslbad Lagoon, but nice and warm and sunny and fresh, and you have it all to yourself.. no power turners or tubers to worry about.
They told me it doesn't have to be a formal "event" thing to rent the whole lake. As long as all boats have the required insurance, you're good... more details below.. but contact them for up to date details and an application if you're interested.
"We only rent it out on days that it is closed to the public which are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, we already have one group that has rented it every Wednesday from July 9 through Sept. 24 which pretty much only leaves Tuesdays.
Attached are the rules and costs for renting the lake and an application in case you are interested:
San Diego City Lake Rental Rules
· The fee for renting a lake is $750.00 for the first eight hours, plus all standard launching and fishing or skiing/wakeboarding permits. If event goes longer than eight hours, there will be an additional charge of $100 for each extra hour or part.
· Maximum number of vessels is determined by the type of activity, the reservoir to be used, and water level.
· Time starts after the first boat is launched and ends when the last vehicle has exited the facilities.
· Organizations must provide a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 combined single limit. The City of San Diego must be named as additional insured. Certificate should be mailed to San Diego City Lakes, 12375 Moreno Avenue, Lakeside, CA 92040-1135, or faxed to (619) 443-7681 at least one week prior to the event.
· All events must have a representative (Event Director) on-site and readily available to our staff throughout their events. Should you or participants in your event engage in activities that violate federal, state, or local rules/ regulations, or are considered unsafe, you as the Event Director will be asked to take appropriate action (i.e. warning, etc.). Failure to fully accept responsibility for the conduct of event participants and address violations/issues may result in termination of the event and disapproval of requests for future events.
· In the interest of public safety and future events, it is your responsibility to ensure that all participants operate their boats in a safe manner.
· All California Boating rules and regulations must be observed. Violators may be ejected from the reservoir and/or cited.
· Checks should be made payable to San Diego City Treasurer, and given to lake staff prior to the conclusion of the event. One check can be written for the event fee and permit fees." http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/elcap.shtml