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Fall Fun at Lake Hemet!

Extend your fun into the fall with a visit to Lake Hemet during the two remaining 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 two remaining 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: 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Splashing Eagle Water Park Hours

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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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.

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