Lake Nacimiento

Stretching over 18 miles of pristine water, Lake Nacimiento is one of the county's favorite outdoor destinations. Also known as “The Dragon” or “Dragon Lake” for its unique shape created by the acres of waterways, numerous coves and long, winding river. Lake Nacimiento is a water enthusiast’s dream with activities ranging from recreational boating, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and more.

The lake is stocked with a wide variety of native warm-water fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, bluegill, crappie, carp and catfish. You can find the perfect inlet to cast your line along the lake’s 165-miles of shoreline. You can stock up on all fishing and camp supplies at the local marina.

The Dragon boasts year-round, and pet-friendly accommodations, including Lakeview Lodges, RV trailers and Naci Cottage – all with scenic views of the lake. For those looking for a rustic adventure, there are seven unique campgrounds situated amongst numerous hiking trails. Whether you plan to “rough it” or want to enjoy lakeside “glamping,” you will find lodging that pleasantly accommodates your vacation.


Is your four-legged best friend coming along on your wine-country escape? Paso has your furry friends covered. Our diverse selections of pet-friendly lodging options range from hotels and motels to vacation rentals and bed-and-breakfasts.

Vacation Rentals

Paso is home to charming, comfortable, and stylish vacation rentals small enough for a romantic getaway and large enough for families and groups.