Stonegate Lake was built as part of the the Stonegate housing development by Al Smith and is used by the members of the Stonegate Country Club and Stonegate Neighborhood Association. There is no general public access to the lake. Concrete Canoe holds paddling practices on this lake. This pond is in West Davis.

After an enormous amount of soil had been dug from the land to form the lake, the workers transported the dirt and dumped it on the site of what would become Whaleback Park.

The lake has hit or miss fishing. Fish species found in this lake are: Carp, Channel Catfish, largemouth bass, and Crappie.

The lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including: Geese, Swans, Coots, Muscovy Ducks, Mallards, Herons and Red Ear Sliders, .

MikeyCrews alleges to have seen a Great Blue Heron eating a turtle in this lake.


March 2012 April 2012 Carp Romance Largest bird in Davis? Spring Flowers in March 2013









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  • I have been scuba diving in this lake. The visibility wasn't very good. -NickSchmalenberger
    • I dove into stonegate from a pier that is across from the country club when I was young. The water was very shallow and I managed to cut my chest up nice on the rocks. —StevenDaubert
      • My esteemed associate recently sighted a Duck with a mohawk on the waters of Stonegate Lake, it was quite a strange sight -ChrisWaterstraat
        • I saw several ducks that have turkey like things on their faces. Ugly ducks. -MikeyCrews

2009-04-06 11:53:54   Are there fish in this pond? —CarlosOverstreet

2009-04-06 12:28:49   I think so. Though I may be confusing it with Lake Alhambra, once when I was at a friends house overlooking the water I saw some fish swimming in the shade. Like I said though, I don't remember which one it was. —MasonMurray

2009-04-08 15:54:43   Cool. Where is Lake Alhambra? —CarlosOverstreet

2009-04-08 17:26:17   Lake Alhambra is at the end of Fifth Street in East Davis. —DonShor

2009-04-29 21:21:40   is this lined with private homes or could i walk my dog down here and thrown the ball for him to swim after? —StephHolm

  • Technically there is no public access to the lake, but often during the summer the boat launch by the far end of the parking lot becomes a bit of an aquatic dog park. — MikeyCrews

2012-03-16 11:55:07   This site was also used for the infamous "Pirates of Stonegate" event (198? - 1990), hosted annually by the City of Davis Parks and Recreation Rainbow Summer folks. The event consisted of a guided boat tour around the island, where swashbuckling pirates would engage passengers with a spirited dramatized adventure (think "Pirates of the Caribbean" but much shorter, and with real people instead of animatronics). The event also featured games such as a "buried treasure hunt", and some fantastic (scurvy-free) snow cones. A Preoccupied Pipers song carries the name of this event... many members of the band (and Lawsuit (band) before) were Rainbow Summer staff that participated in the event. —OldDavis73

2017-07-16 04:46:46   What is the depth of Stonegate Lake? I used to paddle with Concrete Canoe and the lake appeared pretty deep. —paydog23

2022-07-04 16:57:28   is this lake good for swimming, assuming I can access it? —querceum