Lake Murray is less than a mile from Kongo's home in San Diego. It's a beautiful setting with ducks, birds, fishing, walking and biking trails, baseball diamonds, and tennis courts. It's a popular spot almost every day but especially on weekends. Kongo spent a few hours there today.
A large clump of pampas grass beside the lake
A hiking trail surrounds the lake. A perfect venue for bikers, walkers, and runners.
A group of black scoters looking for small fish in the lake
A group of mallards hands out under a shady peeper tree next to the lake.
A fisherman tries to get his motor started but doesn’t have much luck
There a large patches of prickly pear cactus surrounding the lake.
Lake Murray is a popular spot for bicycle riding.
A floating outhouse in the middle of the lake.
An up close and personal fisherman tries his hand in the reeds. He wasn’t catching anything but he sure did look good.
At a girl’s slow pitch softball game this pitcher lets one loose.
It’s fun to slide, even when the ball is still in right field.
Running toward second base.
Coach gives some tips between innings.
Kongo takes a break on a picnic table beside the lake.
Lake Murray is part of the Mission Trails Regional Park system in San Diego which is the largest urban park setting in the United States. In addition to the lake there are mountains and wilderness areas that have hiking and walking trails, nature museums, and conservation efforts.
Lake Murray itself is 171 acres and is can be as deep as 95 feet in some places. The road that surrounds the lake is just over three miles in length. The lake serves as part of the San Diego water reservoir system.
The lake is stocked with large mouth bass, trout, channel catfish, bluegill, and crappie.
If you’re looking for a nice place to picnic, go fishing without going far, or need a safe place to run or jog, visit Lake Murray the next time you’re in San Diego. You’ll be glad you did.
Travel safe. Have fun.
- Mountain Monkey (travel-monkey.me)