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Beginning on April 1, 2009, and continuing until further notice, Lake Perris SRA will inspect all vessels for Quagga Mussels prior to entering the park.

Season for Peak Fees: 03/01 to 11/30

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 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.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Hours:

  • Hi Season: 6am-10pm
  • Lo Season: 6am-8pm

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Bike Trails
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Convenience Store
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Dock, Accessible
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Station
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Indian Musuem
  • Information Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Store - Convenience
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
Alerts and Important Information
Reservations for Lake Perris campsites are now site specific.

Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • Your vehicles must fit within the 31ft of driveway space!
  • Camping reservations includes one vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle. All other vehicles registered in the campsite will pay appropriate extra vehicle fees upon arrival.
  • 2014 Reservation Season:

  • Sites 1-190: Reservations available May 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014; Closed November 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015.
  • Sites 192-432: Reservations available May 1 – October 31, 2013; Closed November 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014; Reservations available April 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015.
  • Boat Day Use: All Year
  • Maximum stay during peak season (March - November) is 15 days. All persons and equipment must vacate and are able to make a reservation at Lake Perris after November 30th for an additional 15 days. Maximum stay at Lake Perris SRA is 30 days per year.

    Getting There:

    Lake Perris SRA is located 11 miles south of Riverside.
    From Highway 60: take Moreno Beach Drive for 3 miles to entrance.
    From I-215: take Romana Expressway East for 2 miles.
    If arriving after 8pm use Highway 60 and Moreno Beach Drive for entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    PERRIS CA 92571

    Phone Number:

    Information: (951)940-5603