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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.

You are invited to  Friends of Atascadero Lake board meeting on Monday July 10th, 5pm in the Pavilion. This is going to be a very interesting meeting. Nick DeBar, Director of Public Works, will be attending and informing us about future plans the City has for Atascadero Lake. We welcome all ideas of what the community would like to see happen at/to Atascadero Lake.  Now that the City will be overseeing the well and absorbing all costs related to the well, funds we raise will go directly towards projects that enhance the lake and environment. This is exciting!  We are also looking for new board members.We know you love the lake and care about its future. Should you consider becoming a board member, this is the meeting to attend.

Lake Fest 2023 was a great success! Thank you to all the volunteers and partners who made this event a success!

Congratulations to the winners!


2nd Place: Bill Hair on Big Duck

Ist Place Open Class The Bullard Family


3rd Place: Mike Dean on It's 5 O'clock Somewhere (no photo)

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Fishing Derby Winner: Allena Ortega

Kids Class: 1st, Ben Genninger from Templeton on Uno, 2nd, Noah Hendricks on Burgundy, 3rd Judith Nickerson from Atascadero on God Uses Waves

Atascadero Lake Sign Project Ribbon Cutting!!

Thank you to Don and Janey Giessinger and Atascadero 76 on Morro Rd. Charles and Melissa Bourbeau for their sponsorship of this important project. Also a thank you to: Amanda Muther, Michelle Harms, Nancy Hair, Ashley Self, Lon Allen and The Atascadero Historical Society for all of their assistance!

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            Thank you Don and Janey Giessinger                                                  Thank you Charles and Melissa Bourbeau.               & Atascadero 76 on Morro Rd

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                                  Thank You Charles!! 

                            Charles Bourbeau stopped by our board meeting last night to deliver

                            his $2000 Lake Perimeter Path Sign sponsorship. He has

                            always been interested in history and he is sponsoring one

                            of the two history signs. Thank You Charles!



                                                                                                                          Thank You Rotary Club of Atascadero!


                                                                                                         Photo taken by Conner Allen of the Atascadero News. The Rotary Club of Atascadero                                                                                                                 donates $1000.00 to Friends of Atascadero Lake. The check was presented by Don                                                                                                                   Giessinger. Photo from left to right: Dena Kaigel, Olan Kaigel, Bob Edmonds, President,                                                                                                             Don Giessinger, from Rotary, Don Lynge, Vice President, Paul Murphy, Nancy Hair,                                                                                                                     Acting Secretary.

The Rotary Club of Atascadero Donation

Friends of Atascadero Lake invite you to become a sponsor!


Rick Evens a local photographer, has a new Facebook page called Atascadero Lake CA. There are some amazing photos of the lake and         the wildlife for all to enjoy. Seeing these photos makes it clear why we work so hard to maintain and improve Atascadero Lake. The lake is a very special place.

   We have our lake webcam up. Check it out at 805 webcams or click the link below!




        Be sure to visit Mr. Putters Boathouse!


We would like to take a moment to thank all of you who have given your time and donations throughout 2017.  Initiating and completing a state of the art aeration system has kept our lake free of algae and oxygenated the water creating better water quality. Fish and wildlife have returned for everyone's enjoyment. We could not have accomplished this without your ongoing support.


2017 ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: Friends of Atascadero Lake


 We feel so grateful to be recognized by this amazing community, thank you.

 Visit the Friends of Atascadero Lake Facebook page 

 Upcoming Events

Watch this space for upcoming events!

Friends of Atascadero Lake have launched our Gofundme campaigne

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Atascadero Chamber of Commerce


Meet Our New Brand!!

Board Meetings


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