The Youth Aquatic Center at Fiesta Island, Mission Bay

The San Diego Youth Aquatic Center (YAC) is nestled in a protected cove on Fiesta Island in the heart of Mission Bay Park, San Diego, California. The beautiful facility is surrounded by sandy bay front beaches with access to the Pacific Ocean. The center is available for use by youth groups and can accomodate special events for up to 250 people.

At the Youth Aquatic Center you'll be able to take advantage of instructional and recreational opportunities in sailing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, swimming and windsurfing. The Center's facilities include a sandy beach perfect for swimming, a boat ramp, overnight dormatories, meeting and program rooms, a kitchen and open-air courtyard, as well as marine biology labs.

The Center's fleet of boats includes aluminum canoes and rowboats, sit-on-top and touring kayaks, sailboards, 12 and 15 foot sailboats, and catamarans. For YAC facility or equipment resevrations, use the "Reservations" link to the left.


The City of San Diego operates the Fiesta Island Youth Camp, (CFI) which is adjacent to the Youth Aquatic Center. The campsites holds up to 250 campers in 25 campsite clusters. Each site includes a barbeque, fire pit and picnic table. A centrally located restroom has drinking water and rinsing showers. An amphitheatre and bonfire ring are great for large group campfires.

For campsite reservations, contact the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department at 619.235.1169.

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