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SANTA ROSA IS KNOWN AS THE "CITY OF NATURAL LAKES"
And is fast becoming a recreational paradise for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Santa Rosa actually has 15 separate lakes and streams and four city parks. Numerous fishing opportunities are available at almost all of the city parks and along the Pecos River.
In Santa Rosa offers a wide range of free recreational activities, including free fishing for kids and senior citizens at the kiddie ponds and fishing at beautiful El Rito Creek.
JANES WALLACE MEMORIAL PARK AND POWER DAM
A beautiful spring-fed lake on the southern outskirts of Santa Rosa, provides some of the best trout, catfish and bass fishing in the area.
Is located on Hwy 91 near Santa Rosa. It contains a twin engine plane, submerged 55 feet deep and is used primarily for advanced scuba diving training, although fishing is allowed.
SANTA ROSA LAKE STATE PARK
Located seven miles north of Santa Rosa, is a recreational paradise. With 1,500 acres this state park is a popular fishing spot for channel catfish, bass, crappie and prize walleye. Santa Rosa Dam and Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1954. It serves for conservation of irrigation water, sedimentation control and flood control. There is no permanent pool; however, the irrigation pool will frequently be available for water recreation.