Perris, California

Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Perris, California



Perris, California
Phone: (951) 940-5600

Sites: 432
Recent Rate: $45 5/2011

Latitude: 33.8809621540285
Longitude: -117.172622680664

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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12 Reviews

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LISAREAM

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Lake Perris is a great park to use during the off season months as it is never overly crowded, and there are plenty of spaces to choose from, even if you don't have a reservation. All full hookup sites are right on top of each other, but dry campsites are spaced well and have lots of trees/brush between. Park staff are friendly and available. Restrooms were clean and stocked ( the park was only about 20% full). Boat rental is available though pricey. Bring your bikes as there is plenty of room to ride. Not sure what it's like here during the summer but will find out! If you like your privacy as we do, dry camping sites are for you. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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mammothleslie

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here on a really hot weekend in June. The temperature was over 90 degrees, but there was always a nice cool breeze and it was comfortable in the shade. The lake was nice, but since they are draining the dam 20%, you can only use the beach about 1 mile from the campground. On Thursday and Friday nights, we were basically the only campers in our section and it was very peaceful. We are registered with the State of CA as disabled and paid 1/2 price for our campsite. We visited the Orange Empire Railway on the weekend and it was a really nice experience with 2 train rides. The downside: I would not recommend camping here on a Saturday night. The majority of campers were nice family groups, but unfortunately a large gang of undesirables(about 30 people) pulled in at 11:00pm on Saturday and stayed up partying all night: loudly and honking their horn. Talked to the ranger the next day and he said we should have called 911 even though it was not an emergency. The ranger explained that calling 911 is how the system was intended to work to call for loud parties. The ranger was very apologetic for the disturbance. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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User1132

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is commonly referred to as Luiseno Campground. There are campsites with no hook-ups, just water hook-ups, and electric, water and grey water hook-ups. There is a free dump station for paid campers. You can operate generators between 10AM and 8PM. There are many things to do at this recreation area primarily centered around water activities ie; boating, swimming, fishing (catfish, trout and bluegill). There is also horseback riding and hiking trails. There is also a very nice regional Indian museum within the grounds overlooking the lake. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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so cal camper

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Lake Perris at the end of the Labor Day weekend. When we entered the park on Monday afternoon, we were greeted by very helpful and friendly people at the gate: nice first impression. The park was well maintained and the bathrooms were clean and well stocked. We found several sites that offered shade as well as a great view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The staff was very helpful and even offered written directions to nearby stores. We did not have a reservation, but we were told how to go about making reservations for specific sites. We were also told about the park amenities which was very helpful. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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one family's word

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Lake Perris three nights, after leaving a trial stay at a nearby membership RV park, and a disappointing drive by Reflection Lake. We were very pleased. The park was virtually empty, and we chose a nice space with views of colorful meadows and distant hills. Nice trails for meadow walks. We are not boaters, so I think this time of year was nice for us. We would stay again. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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kirkj58

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two days to visit family. Drain hookup is for gray water only, the dump station is on way out. We thought it was way too expensive park, with unlevel sites. We will only stay again if I cannot find something else close to family in Sunnymead (Moreno Valley). We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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rryan

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

As previously stated, this is not a resort, it is a campground. We live about 6-8 miles away and camp here frequently in the winter months (October through April). It is usually overcrowded and a bit loud on summer weekends. The sites are not level for drainage reasons, but our 34 foot motorhome could be leveled at most of the sites. There is a fire ring at every site. There is some shade at many sites. Picnic tables are provided. Restrooms and the park are generally clean except summer months can get out of hand. Great mostly paved bike/walking trail around lake (dam is now off limits). Hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and boating/rentals. Horse camping available. Great place to go in the wintertime. Reservations now required through ReserveAmerica. Water and electric with gray tank drain at the sites. Dump station with 3 lanes can get a little busy at checkout time. They do lock the main gate at 8 pm, so be prepared. Night access is through the back gate on the Moreno Valley side. We will be there again this winter. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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scottjenb

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We will never go back to this campground again! The front gates are locked at 8 PM and we had to drive with no map or help to find the alternate check in gate. From that point it took 2 hours to check in! The campgrounds were very dirty and so was the lake front. We walked down at night to check it out and there were people actually bathing in the lake! The rangers are very unfriendly and un-helpful. We were very glad to go home on Sunday. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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LQ4

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2005 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a campground not an RV resort. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The weekend was loud, but very peaceful during the week. The lake is clean with lifeguards for swimming. We will return. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7265
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 44

Overall Rating:      

Wide pads, 31 feet deep but lots of clearance for larger rigs. Campground has electric and
water and gray water disposal at site. Not much to look at, pretty dry, not much shade. Swimming is allowed and there are lifeguards on duty; boat rentals at the marina for fishing. Bathrooms were tidy, even on a busy weekend. The noise from the Perris Speedway is quite audible on Saturday nights. The front gate is locked at night, requiring a long detour to the back entrance. Rates for California State Parks are going up June 2004. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7265
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 44

Overall Rating:      

We stayed Wednesday through Saturday. Weeknights are quiet, but beware: The riff-raff rolls in on Fridays and stays through the weekends. Noisy partiers until 3am. We won't be back. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7265
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 44

Overall Rating:      

In the winter, they close the main gate at 8:00 p.m. and you have to go to the back gate which is quite a distance into another area in order to get back to your campsite. If you are unfamiliar with the roads, that have few lights and different speed zones, you could easily get lost. Don't expect any help from the Rangers! They are skinheads and like intimidating outsiders. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a camper.

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