Welcome To Lake Hemet

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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.

Lakes of Hemet Offer VIP Cards

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.

Tagged Rainbow Trout Reward

Large 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:

830 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Reward Tags

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

Family Fun Outdoor Fishing


Swimming allowed in designated areas only. No Fireworks allowed. The speed limit is 10mph for both boating and driving in the campground.

Private boaters, low water warning. As many already know we are yet again 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. Starting next week we will hopefully have our low water ramp operational again. Thanks for your patience.


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

Contact Us

Lake Hemet Campground
56570 Highway 74
Mountain Center, CA 92561
(951) 659-2680

Gate Hours

Offseason (10/01 — 03/31)

MONDAY- THURSDAY: 8:00am — 5:00pm* *After hours check-in allowed to till 8pm

FRIDAY: 8:00am - 9:00pm

SATURDAY: 7:00am - 9:00pm

SUNDAY: 7:00am - 5:00pm

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

Summertime (04/01 — 09/30)

Friday & Saturday: 7:00am — 9:00pm
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00am — 7:00pm

Campground Rules & Regulations


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