Monday, December 8, 2008

My World Tuesday #8

I'm always talking about the lake by at Bonelli Park so I thought I'd give you a little more of an overview of this place. Its official name is Frank G. Bonelli Park and it sits on 220 acres of land around a lake/reservoir. It's not even a mile from me. It really does have something for everyone. There's an equestrian center before you get into the park, campgrounds and a hot tub place too. On the opposite side of the park is Raging Waters, a water park.


The lake is sectioned off into three areas - beach/swimming, boating and jet skis, fishing. In addition to these there are two sections of the lake that I call large alcoves. One is for small sailboats or fishing boats to launch from where you can literally drag your little boat or kayak down to the water and push off. This was the area in which I took some of my foggy day pictures. Then there is another alcove which is is basically only seen by the campsite where the RV's park. Or, you can see it if you take in one section of the park where you can stand on the edge of the lake and fish. The lake is stocked with trout, bluegill, catfish, and largemouth bass. I wish I fished.

My first picture (above), is a short panorama of two photos. It's a much better view if you click on it to enlarge. This was taken from the side of the lake where you can drag your boat down to the edge and push it in.



The panorama and the shot below were taken from this side of the lake. The shot video clip below was taken from the opposite side of the lake from one of the small piers for fishing.



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16 comments:

Louise said...

I LOOOOVE lakes! This one seems quite enchanting! Nice MWT post!

ewok1993 said...

You are lucky to have something this great to be close by.

See you next week.

gel said...

Hi 2s&s,

GORGEOUS panorama! I wish I lived that near water. Thank you for the virtual tour!

(I may have already commented on this another time, but I'm in love with that gorgeous white (is it an egret?) in flapping its wings in your sidebar.)

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chrome3d said...

That looks like a great place to visit. It´s a good idea to have the lake sectioned for different things, like jet skis.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A lovely place to spend the day. I used to love fishing but have not gone for years and have often thought of going again.

June said...

I never think of parks like this around LA...not sure why. But you're showing me "the rest of the story" and it's fun to learn and see!

Wren said...

Lovely place. My brother lives near LA - I'll have to look for this place the next time I go out for a visit.

Jedediah said...

The panorama shot is awesome. That lake sounds like a good place to visit.

babooshka said...

It's a lot bigger than the lake I photograph. It has a lovely serene feel.

Mary said...

Great park...sounds really big and something for everyone! that lake is beautiful! Thanks for showing it to us!

T and S said...

Beautiful and serene is all I can say. Very well shot

Stacey Huston said...

What a beautiful piece of nature! thanks for sharing. Yes, that was snow in the mountains of my post last week, Now we have it at our front door.. lol

TCKK said...

Looks like a beautiful place and it's so close to you. Lucky you!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

used to come over there when i lived in california...but that was at least 12 years ago now.
is it still operated by the county?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very pretty lake that seems to have areas set aside for all kinds of watery activities! I hope you saved a few photos for Watery Wednesday. LOL

Natural Moments said...

The things to do, see, and to explore are seemingly endless in our combined worlds.