Notice: The Serenity Gathering at Lake Hemet on March 17-20th, 2016 has been moved to another venue. Please contact Serenity Gatherings for more information.

Welcome to Lake Hemet

Lake Hemet is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains. The scenery is breathtaking no matter which direction your gaze travels. Tall pines, manzanita trees, sage, and giant oaks abound. Remember to pack a camera and binoculars, and keep a watchful eye, as the eagles are often seen soaring above and around the Campground. There are also plenty of Hawks soaring overhead throughout the forest and campground. Come and enjoy camping, fishing, boating and the breath-taking scenery all year round.

Tagged Rainbow Trout Reward

rewardLarge portions of the tagged trout are worth a $10 reward. Each tag is green in color and is located near the dorsal fin.

Send the tag and tag recovery form to:

Attn: Reward Tags
830 S Street Sacramento, CA 95814

Click Here for information and to download the flyer (PDF).


Lake Hemet along with Little Lake and Diamond Valley Lake offers a frequent fisher promotion called the “VIP Card”. Please ask for details when you check in at any of the three Lakes of 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.

Low water warning: As many already know, California is in a drought and we are in a low water situation. Our launch ramp is still accessible and open to private boaters, but the launch conditions are less than ideal. Currently boaters are launching in 3.5 feet of water off the ramp.

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

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 Gate Hours

Summertime Hours (04/01 – 09/30)
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Off-Season Hours 10/01 – 03/31
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
* After hours check-in allowed to till 8pm
Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Boat Launch and rentals available 8am to 5pm 7 days a week @ kiosk.