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Lake Hemet is Open!

Cranston Fire is 100% contained. Air quality has been back to normal for a week and the smell of pine trees is in the air. Water quality was never affected and power has been completely restored. Roads are all open and no fire damage occurred at Lake Hemet.

Above photos of lake front camping, family boating, happy dog “Copper” and waterpark family fun were all taken on the afternoon of Saturday, August 11th. We are ready to welcome back our camping friends and plenty of great sites are still available on the upcoming summer weekends!

To book reservations for your Lake Hemet adventure, click this link:  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
Thursday-Monday 11:00am-6pm
*Open Memorial Day through Labor Day

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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Thanks for visiting Lake Hemet today!

Here a few highlights of lakefront camping, family boating, happy dog “Copper” and waterpark family fun from this afternoon, Saturday, August 11th, 2018.

We are excited to welcome back our camping friends and we have plenty of great sites still available on the upcoming summer weekends! #lakehemet

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3 days ago

Lake Hemet Campground

*We are OPEN*OPEN*OPEN*

Now that the fires have subsided, we welcome you to join us at lovely Lake Hemet. We are awaiting your arrival and look forward to serving you and yours soon!

Thank you again to all the first responders. We appreciate your service and dedication. Our positive thoughts to those affected by the Cranston Fire.

xoxo

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3 days ago

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August 10, 2018. Now that the fires have subsided, we welcome you to join us at lovely Lake Hemet. We are awaiting your arrival and look forward to serving you and yours soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Cranston Fire is 96% contained. Air quality back to normal. Water quality was never affected. Power has been completely restored to the region. Roads all open. (Highway 74 is open with CHP escort-expect some delays) No damage to Lake Hemet and we are scheduled for reopening on Friday, August 10th.

Our deepest thanks go out to the firefighter teams that protected Lake Hemet from the fire.
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