As mentioned many, many times before, California is a place of many colors and textures. You have beaches, forests, deserts, rivers, lakes, and so much more!
There are over 3,000 lakes and reservoirs in California with a vast range of sizes. Some are under 100 acres and you would be hard pressed to find these smaller ones on a map.
Such is the case with the 80 acre Dixon Lake nestled in the foothills of Escondido. In comparison, Lake Hodges, which is about 26 miles away, is just over 1,200 acres and Lake Tahoe is over 122,000 acres. So yes, I would say it is a little on the smallish side.
Despite its size, the lake is very scenic and families flock to its park for picnics, outdoor games, or to camp at one of its forty-five RV sites.
You can rent a boat to just cruise around or try fishing for a chance to catch one of their sizable stocked trout. Bass, crappie, bluegill, and cat fish also call Dixon home and you can find places along the shore to throw out your line.