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Come celebrate the Holidays at Lake Hemet; enjoy holiday decorations, crafts for children, and you might even get to meet Santa! We are also organizing a holiday toy drive to benefit Camp Fire Victims of Paradise, California. Donate an unwrapped toy of a $15 value or greater and receive a 10% discount on your holiday stay.  Take a look at our December activities calendar, our Lake Hemet Holiday Toy Drive flyer, and plan your trip today!

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: 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Splashing Eagle Water Park Hours
Closed

Marina Hours
Monday through Sunday: 8:00am to 4:30pm

No Boat Rentals after 3:30pm

All Boats off the Lake by 7:00pm

Lake Hemet Market
Sunday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday & Saturday 7:00am-8:00pm

Cafe Hours
Breakfast:  Sat – Sun: 8:00am to 11:00am
Lunch: Sat – Sun: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Ice Cream Shoppe

Daily from 11:00am – Close

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Kids cookie decorating this Saturday, December 15th, from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in our recreation room! Santa will be here afterward until 4:00pm. Bring the kids to meet Santa, decorate cookies, and drink hot chocolate! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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We had plenty of rain over the last few days and snow on the San Jacinto Mountains. It's a beautiful day today and even better views!

Also, we will have our Recreation room open for families to craft holiday ornaments with their kids from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm today, December 8th.
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5 days ago

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Come try some of the great options here at the Cafe at Lake Hemet Market! Pictured are our Cubano, Italian Grinder, and Western Dog.

Cafe Hours:

Saturday and Sunday: Breakfast 8:00am to 10:00am, Lunch 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Monday through Friday: Lunch 11:00am to 2:00pm
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We're currently doing a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the Camp Fire victims of Paradise, CA. Donate an unwrapped toy of a 15$ value or greater and receive a 10% discount on your guest stay here at Lake Hemet Campground! The Toy Drive ends Monday, December 17th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is our Event Calendar for December, make sure to check out everything happening this month here at Lake Hemet! ... See MoreSee Less

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