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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: 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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Reminder: Our Veteran's Day Discount is still going on until the end of day tomorrow, 11/11. All active military and Veterans receive a 10% discount on camping and day use. Call in to take advantage of this discount, as it is not available online.

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Veteran's Day Special!

From November 9th through 11th: 10% off all campsites and day use for all Veterans and Active Duty.
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