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Fall Fun at Lake Hemet!

Extend your fun into the fall with a visit to Lake Hemet during one of the four (4) 2018 Harvest Fest weekends featuring outdoor movies, great live music and more!

Enjoy cool, crisp fall nights around the campfire with family and friends, decorate your campsite for Halloween and get into that autumn spirit while enjoying live bands and movies under the stars. For a full run down on the four (4) Harvest Fest weekends at Lake Hemet, the link below opens a full page printable PDF file to share with your camping crew.

So DVR the game and get outdoors to enjoy what just might be the best time of year for a visit to the mountains!

Harvest Fest 2018 Flyer

To book reservations for your Lake Hemet adventure, click:  Book Lake Hemet Camping Reservations

Lake Hemet is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains, in Mountain Center, near the mountain town of Idyllwild. The scenery is breathtaking no matter which direction you look. Tall pines, manzanita trees, sage, and giant oaks abound.

Lake Hemet is one of the most popular spots in Southern California for camping and fishing. The recent additions of the Soaring Pines Cafe serving delicious food and Splashing Eagle Waterpark has made Lake Hemet the vacation spot to be during the spring and summer months.

Remember to pack a camera and binoculars, and keep a watchful eye, as majestic eagles, hawks, and other wildlife are often seen soaring throughout the forest and campground. Come and enjoy camping, fishing, boating and the breath-taking scenery all year round.

Fun Fact: Halle Berry said she celebrated her birthday here. The whole Kardashian and Jenner clan filmed an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians at Lake Hemet. Classic shows such as Airwolf and Bonanza also had episodes filmed at Lake Hemet.

Note: Swimming is allowed in designated areas only.  The speed limit is 10mph for both boating and driving in the campground. No fireworks allowed. Fireworks are not permitted.

handiHandicapped restrooms and showers are available in Camps 1, 2, and 4. Upon request, special assistance can be given to handicapped persons.

Lake Hemet Lodging

Lake View Cabins

Rest. Peace. Nature. Fresh air. Stars. Campfires. Unforgettable family memories. This is what you will experience when you book one of our charming rustic cabins. These “glamping” cabins are equipped to sleep up to six guests and we offer different packages to accommodate your needs. Only ten (10) lake view cabins are available. They are very popular and usually book up fast. Reserve your cabin today by calling our Lake Hemet reservation staff at (951) 659-2680.  (Cabins are located on Eagle Camp 3-Cabin Units Tab)

Learn More About The Lake View Cabins Here.

Gate Hours
Sunday: 6:00am to 8:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 7:00am to 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 6:00am to 11:00pm

Splashing Eagle Water Park Hours

Marina Hours
Mon – Thursday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Fri – Sunday: 6:00am to 7:00pm

No Boat Rentals after 5:00pm

All Boats off the Lake by 7:00pm

Lake Hemet Market
Sunday: 6:00am – 8:00pm

Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday 6:00am-10:00pm

Cafe Hours
Breakfast:  Thurs – Monday: 7:00am to 10:00am
Lunch: Thursday – Monday: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Ice Cream Shoppe

Daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm

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Harvest Fest at Lake Hemet!

Four Consecutive Weekends of Family Camping Fun during the month of October! Featuring: Live Music, Movies Under the Stars and More! Events and attractions are included with day use or overnight accommodations.

Reserve your Cabin, RV or Campsite Now!
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1 week ago

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Happy Friday! Thank you to Kyle Conners and Kyle Web for giving us permission to post their recent catches from August 28 and September 6, 2018. Fishing from the shore and making lasting memories with the grandchildren! #lakehemet #anglers #fishingtoddlers #teachthemyoung #ourfutureanglers #kidsfishtoo #kidswhofish #lifeisbetterwhenfishing #fishon #bass #lakelife #makingmemoriesatlakehemet ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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From our Lake Hemet Family to Yours: Thank you to all of our fans, followers, and guests for your continued support! We hope your weekend is filled with long-lasting memories, happiness, and much love. Happy Labor Day Weekend!

w/ Arthur & Bella, enjoying Lake Hemet, Summer, 2018.

Please share your holiday weekend photos here!

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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1 month ago

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Summer Rainstorm Update: Lake Hemet Water Park Closed Due to Reduced Water Visibility & Debris.

A summer monsoon hit the mountains near Lake Hemet on the afternoon of Friday, August 17 sending a large flow of water, ash, and debris from the recent Cranston Fire down Hurkey Creek and into Lake Hemet. In most cases, these monsoon storms pass without much effect on the lake, but because of ash on the mountain slopes, this storm had significantly more impact.

Because ash on the surface and in water column have reduced water visibility and deposited debris into the lake, as a safety precaution, the water park is closed for the remainder of this summer season (we were scheduled to close after labor day). The Lake Hemet Campground, Lake Hemet Market, marina, boat rentals, fishing, and paddling are all still open. We apologize for the inconvenience, however, guest safety must always be our top priority.
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1 month ago

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Please be aware that there is a flash flood warning at Lake Hemet right now. Be careful out there and please stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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