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Reservation Status: Accepted Campground reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 444-7275.


General Information

Aerial view of Lake Perris SRA
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Aerial view of Lake Perris SRA
Description - Formed by Perris Dam, Lake Perris offers a variety of water recreation, including swimming, fishing (shore, pier and boat), boating, sailing, water-skiing, and a special area for scuba diving.

Attractions - Formed by Perris Dam, Lake Perris offers a variety of water recreation, including swimming, fishing (shore, pier and boat), boating, sailing, waterskiing, and a special area for scuba diving. Wildlife includes ducks and Canada Geese. Anglers can find rainbow trout, catfish and Alabama spotted bass. The area also offers opportunities for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Rock climbing is featured in an area south of the dam. The Ya' Heki' Regional Indian Museum is in the area, along with a 2,000-acre reservoir.

Recreation - Lake Perris offers a variety of water recreation, including swimming, fishing (shore, pier and boat), boating, sailing, waterskiing, and a special area for scuba diving. Wildlife includes ducks and Canada Geese. Anglers can find rainbow trout, catfish and Alabama spotted bass. The area also offers opportunities for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Rock climbing is featured in an area south of the dam.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.

Location - The recreation area is located 11 miles south of the town of Riverside. To reach the area to go south on Highway 60 or I-215.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
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Filed By: Emily Minnotte (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: What can I say....I LOVE LAKE PERRIS!!!! It is beautiful there! The Lake is pretty. The campgrounds are awesome.....and the bathrooms! AWW those are the CLEANEST bathrooms I have ever seen in my life!!! The one thing I recommend on doing is being aware of the vast wildlife Lake Perris has to offer. The ones that may bother are the skunks and ground squirrels. They are the ones u will see the most. But don't worry they will not effect your visit there whatsoever! I would suggest going horseback riding. It was a great time that we had. LAKE PERRIS IS A MUST FOR ANY FAMILY THAT LOVES TO CAMP!........p.s the fish bite great!

Filed By: ivette (Anaheim, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I recommend this lake to all the energetic people who just really want to have fun and get away from stress, take a break from work or school. It's a nice place to spend a weekend specially in the summer. Don't beleive me? check it out yourself! but watch out for any wild animal in the water. I saw a snake lizard thing last time I went but it was fun!

Filed By: Mark (Moreno Valley, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: We went tent camping in the Spring of 2005 and had a dissapointing experience. Music was being played from different campgrounds around us past midnight. There were no rangers or police available for a report.

Filed By: Gray Family Villa Family Zubia Family (Santa Ana, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The best campground in the world. WE have been going to this park for about 20 years and every year is better than the last. This past weekend we encountered a snake, and we have never seen a snake there before. It was awesome!!!!

Filed By: the aguywo faimly (Houston , TX)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: when we went to lake perris it was a good time for us and the kid's and the fishing was great and what i liked you could pull your boat and seadoos right on shore i really look forward to visit some outhere time

Filed By: HireFamily (Oceanside , CA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is an awesome campgroud. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon, which allowed us to be able to pick our campsite. Friday we had the entire beach to ourselves, but by the evening the campground were completely full. I would suggest going during the week if you want to avoid the crowds and the day use visitors. The weekend nights were alittle loud which is okay if you don't plan on going to sleep until 1:00 am. Our kids had a great time, though I suggest bringing either bikes or scooters so they have something to do. It is very hot (well over 95) so bring some kind of shade for your campsite. All in all the campsites were very clean (the restrooms do run out of toliet paper on the weekends, so remember to bring your own) We are planning on going again in 2 weeks for an "adult trip", but this is some place I will bring the whole family again.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Large campground with reservable sites.
Yes


More Information

Contact Information:
Los Lagos District Headquarters, 17801 Lake Perris Drive , Perris, CA, 92571, Phone: 909-657-0676, Fax: 909-657-2736

Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Inland Empire State Parks and Recreation Areas - The Inland Empire lies 30 miles inland from Los Angeles. The San Bernardino Mountains are the main attraction for recreation here.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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