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Perfect for the kids

Cute little lake with nice track around it for walking ,jogging ,rollerblades, kids on bikes and a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Cynthia V
Enjoy the lake

I use it as a running trail but my kids enjoy fishing in the lake. It is a great place for an... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Eric M
San Marcos, California
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“small dock”(2 reviews)
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650 Foxhall Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Cute little lake with nice track around it for walking ,jogging ,rollerblades, kids on bikes and a lovely little SHADED playground for the kids!

Thank Cynthia V
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I use it as a running trail but my kids enjoy fishing in the lake. It is a great place for an afternoon walk and the lake trails can be expanded to cover more. Dogs are welcome as well, but please clean up after them....More

2  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been walking my dogs around this lake for many years. A big portion of the lake was somewhat secluded almost like you were in the countryside. Not any more more condos and houses now occupy this once scenic end. No longer a peaceful place...More

1  Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Love running the trails in my own backyard! Great place to venture by walking, running or biking! The natural beauty surrounds the climb to double peak.

Thank asmile2you2
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place is behind a community section of San Marcos, CA. You would never know it was there. We love to take our dog walking on the trails. Beautiful playground for the kids, including water falls. Great place for a family get together.

Thank 5Gkids4Gma
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I really like this place to walk my dogs. It has defined pathways, and has some shade. It's best when the weather is cooler though. You must bring your own water to drink. The little lake adds a nice touch to look at for part...More

1  Thank Leanna L
Reviewed 14 June 2018

It was refreshing to find a small bit of nature in crowded San Marcos. It almost made you feel you were up in the mountains. They have a very nice lake with ducks and a small dock that you can actually fish off of with...More

1  Thank TerriPerri
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Finding this park will require navigation if your not from the area. It is tucked away in a quiet residential area that is growing FAST! Unfortunately some the beautiful hills surrounding the lake are being developed... The park and trails are very well maintained and...More

Thank WanderingViking96
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My grandchildren love to take their scooters around this lake and then stop by the pier to look at the fish. There are plenty of ducks to see also but please do not feed them bread! If you have a dog or dogs this is...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Nice paved trail around the lake and additional trails that you can hike all around the area. There is a continued walk up to Twin Peaks with dirt trails that branch off to various loops bringing you back around to Discovery Lake.

1  Thank SAG58
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25 June 2018|
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Response from TerriPerri | Reviewed this property |
One correction, they call it a Lake and not a pond. Guess it depends what part of the country you come from and the size of their lake.
ldr m
3 June 2017|
Response from Christopher C | Reviewed this property |
This area of San Diego county has coyotes, rabbits, squirrels and rattlesnakes - among others. Discovery Lake is not a likely place to see any of the scary ones, but surrounding hiking areas will for sure.