Christmas Come To Lake Hemet
Lake Hemet: Local Mountain Lake Escape In Idyllwild
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.
Low water warning: As many already know, California is in a drought and we are 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.
Soaring Pines Cafe
The Soaring Pines Cafe is a fun place to find delicious eats! Enjoy eating on the deck with grassy meadows and beautiful mountain views while nibbling on our crowd pleaser, the Bonanza hot sandwich. It is full of mouthwatering BBQ pot roast, two cheeses, & red onions on sourdough bread! You may be into something more leafy. Try our Tree Hugger Wrap full of veggie goodness. Click the logo below for more information!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday-Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Note: Late Reservations, please call
(951) 659-2680 for gate access.
Splashing Eagle Water Park Hours
Closed for the Winter
Open Seasonally: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Monday – Thursday
No Boat Rentals after 4:00pm
Lake Hemet Market
Friday & Saturday 7:00am-8:00pm
Soaring Pines Cafe Store Hours
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
Closed Monday – Thursday