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Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Perris, California


17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, California 92571
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Sites: 432
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.88096
Longitude: -117.17262

Elevation: 1718' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Fees: $45 a night plus $7.99 online reservation fee. Site 161. Water and electricity. This is a large park along the shores of Lake Perris reservoir. The reservoir allows motor boating and jet skis. There is a large beach for swimming with lifeguard stands. I suspect that during the summer months this place is packed. The campground is laid out like a large parking lot with 4 sites side by side in a section which is divided from the next section by a little green space. There other sets of sites directly across the roadway from your site. Each site has a worn concrete pad and a very worn picnic table and fire pit. We were here on a late April and early May weekday so the campground was largely empty and quiet. I would not want to be here at a busier time. You'd be able to shake your neighbors had from your camper. The bathrooms were basically clean but very worn out. They were cleaned every day and the staff does well with what they're given, but based on the fee, the state needs to upgrade the facilities. It is a very nice location, however. The reservoir is large and provides habitat for lots of wildlife including a great variety of birds. There are very nice trees around the park, many of which were unfamiliar to us. There is a native museum, but it is only open on Fridays and weekends. There are walking trails, and of course lots of water activities available including rentals at the marina. There is a nice hiking and biking trail that goes completely around the reservoir and once one leaves the main park area, the scenery turns to more native vegetation. There are lots of swallows, ravens, vultures and hawks to watch, as well as a variety of water fowl. We were told that there was a nesting eagle on the far side of the reservoir, but we never saw it. This is a nice place to camp on the off-season. We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
161
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go in the off-season.

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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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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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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

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

Date of Stay: February, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is the most out of level campground I have ever experienced. We camped w/ a caravan group (why I don't know price) & every camper had to hunt extra leveling blocks, even those w/ levelers had piles of wood under them. It was designed either for drainage or to give view sites on the cheap. No terracing, just heavy slope! I'd never go there again! We camped at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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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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