The trail around the lake is only three-quarters of a mile long, making it an excellent walking destination that isn’t too much physical activity. Picnic tables, restrooms, benches, and a walk around the lake make it a good starting or ending point for four separate Fullerton trails that run through or near the lake. It is also a great starting or ending point for other Fullerton trails. First and foremost, how simple it is to travel to the lake. Simply keep an eye out for the Laguna Lake sign on Euclid Avenue, a few streets north of Rosecrans.

In the photo above, you can see the dam in the background. This dam does not have a gate and is of the “weir” design, only to be activated, in the event of a strong storm. Because there is no significant flow into the lake, it does not function as a flood control dam, the level is not remediated by the flow of water beneath it. Unfortunately, it is maintained by the amount of city water pumped into it. Whether it is a lot or more than a lot, it is maintained. Because of its high water bill, it is an expensive lake to manage.

In Spanish, the term Laguna means “lake,” which makes the phrase “Laguna Lake” sound as ridiculous as the phrase “Sierra Mountains.” However, it is not a foolish body of water. It is the largest lake in the city of Fullerton. It is larger than the lake in Craig Park. Laguna is a stocked lake, referred to as “planted” in the scientific community. Only trout and catfish are planted regularly. Those two species are available for take-home purchase. It is possible to catch and release a significant number of largemouth fish in this area. To fish, you must first obtain a fishing license, which, of course, helps to pay for fish farming and planting later on.

When Fish and Game officials arrive to supply the lake, it is only a matter of days before the majority of the trout are devoured by bass. Because of this, fishermen who wish to consume the fish they catch must arrive immediately after the planting. There’s a big gathering by the shoreline on the day of planting since word has gotten out. It is well acknowledged among them that they are more in rivalry with the bass than with one another. Everyone feels like they are part of the same team rather than competitors.