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Friends of Atascadero Lake is dedicated to the ongoing improvement, enhancement, universal appreciation and enjoyment of beautiful Atascadero Lake. We are committed to assuring the water quality and aesthetics of this cherished historic central coast landmark.


The purpose of Friends of Atascadero Lake is to develop project planning, funding, and implementation of projects to benefit Atascadero Lake. See what upcoming projects the Friends of Atascadero Lake will be sponsoring in the near future.


Friends of Atascadero Lake is a non profit public benefit corporation vested in preserving and enhancing beautiful Atascadero Lake. Donations are tax deductible. 

Get Involved

You can become a Friend of Atascadero Lake or volunteer your time to help with one of our committees or upcomng events. By working together we can ensure a bright future for our beautiful Atascadero Lake. Contact Nancy Hair for more information at 674-3850.






To visit the Friends of Atascadero Lake Facebook page  


Friends of Atascadero lake is now a proud member of the Atascadero Community Alliance, an all-inclusive alliance of commuity service groups in Atascadero and surrounding areas that work together towards the betterment of our community. To visit them on Facebook


The Friends of Atascadero Lake Kiosk has been completed. Thank you to Jon Furness and Troop 155 for all of their hard work and congratualtions  to Jon on completing his eagle scout project!





The 2015 Annual Atascadero Lake Clean Up Day was a huge success! Thank you to Jon Trumbull, all of the volunteers and the city for making this event a success. A special thanks to AJs Kitchen for surprising the volunteers with a free lunch of chicken, chips, and drinks. To visit them on Facebook                         or email at

Update Atascadero Mutual Water Company Wells:

"Despite the historic statewide drought, prudent management of our ground-water resources

use of water from the Nacimiento Water Project (NWP) has resulted in increaseig water levels in AMWC's wells"

To read more


A Message from the Board:

Hello Friends,


We have just received the engineering plans for the pipe line from the well to the lake from Fred Watkins. The plans will now go to contractors. We want to thank Fred Watkins and John Kudla for all their hard work as a donation to Friends of Atascadero Lake.


Please check out the video below, the lake has gone through many changes over these last three years. Just think, when we get the well project completed it will never look like this again.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in restoring Atascadero Lake. We all have one goal in mind and together we will reach it.


Friends of Atascadero Lake Board of Directors.


Thank you to the Atascadero Historical Society for the historic Atascadero Lake photos and their support of the Friends of Atascadero Lake. Learn more about the Atascadero Historical Society at  


Thank you to Filipponi & Thompson for their support of the Friends of Atascadero Lake. Learn more about Filipponi & Thompson at


Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Jens Hansen for their generous support of the Friends of Atascadero Lake and their dedication to the community of Atascadero.


Friends Of Atascadero Lake would like to thank Mayor Tom O'Malley and the Atascadero City Council; City Manager Rachelle Rickard and the Atascadero City Staff for their dilligence in getting the lake fill line repaired. See the projects page for updates on the progress of this project.


View arial footage of Atascadero Lake below:

Atascadero Lake 6/14/14:

Atascadero Lake 6/19/14:

Atascadero Lake December 2014:

Atascadero Lake 6/30/15:

Atascadero Lake 3/11/16: 

Friends of Atascadero are reaching out to you to ask that you become more involved. We are looking for new board members with fresh ideas and energy. Our small board has accomplished a lot, and there is more work to be done. Please consider a deeper relationship with our organization. There are many of you who can bring so much more to our table!


Dancing With Our Stars: The 2018 show dates are: March 22, 23, 24. We are very excited about our participation in this amazing event. A $10.00 donation gets our dancer one vote. We will be sending out more informative emails on how you can cast your vote. If you have ANY fundraising ideas, please let us know.

Thank you Ray Buban for your support and consultation



Visit our new YouTube Channel Friends of Atascadero Lake


Friends of Atascadero Lake have launched our Gofundme campaigne

Thank you Warnes Paint for your generous donation of paint for our Colony Days Float!

Upcoming Events

Annual Lake Clean up!

Dancing with our Stars! Watch here for more information!

Thank you to AJ's Kitchen for providing a free lunch to all of the volunteers at our annual lake perimeter clean up day!


Track the lake weather and rainfall at weather underground:

Board Meetings

Every 3rd Wednesday

at 6:15pm

Rangers House

Helping Put Water Back Into Atascadero Lake!

Thank you Don Giessinger for your support of the Friends. Also, our gratitude to Filipponi & Thompson for their generous donation of 10,000.00 for the well drilling to establish a well to supplement the lake in low rain fall periods. Friends of Atascadero Lake are so greatful for your committment to Atascdero lake, our community and our citizens. Thank you Filipponi & Thompson!

The well drilling begins!!


Our deepest gratitude to Filipponi & Thompson for not only coming out and drilling the well on the Hansen property, but for generously donating their service. Friends of Atascadero Lake again thank Filipponi & Thompson for their continued support of our group and our community!


For more information on the well project and the fill line repair 

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