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.
About the Lakes of Hemet VIP Club
The Lakes of Hemet VIP Club is a loyalty card program for Lake Hemet, Little Lake, and Diamond Valley Lake. Just bring your VIP card to any of our Hemet Locations (Lake Hemet, Little Lake and Diamond Valley) present it at the time that you are paying for Day Use and we will stamp it for each visit. After your 10th visit, your next trip is on us. The VIP Club is free to join and is for Day Use only, not camping.
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.
New Cafè: Fresh, Delicious Food
The Soaring Pines Cafè is a fun place to find fresh, delicious meals! 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, and red onions on sourdough bread! It’s worth the trip to just taste this popular sandwich. Perhaps you may be into something more leafy. Try our Tree Hugger Wrap full of veggie goodness. Visit our cafè page to learn more and the see the full menu.
Popular Vacation Spot for Camping, Waterpark, Fishing, RVing, Weddings and Festivals.
New for 2017: 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. Two cabins are available now for immediate booking. Up to ten (10) cabins are available starting March. Book your cabin today by calling our Lake Hemet reservation staff at (951) 659-2680 or by reserving here. (Cabins are located on Eagle Camp 3-Cabin Units Tab)
Note: These new cabins are extremely popular. Reserve early.
Sunday 6:00am – 8:00pm
Monday- Thursday 6:00am-7:00pm
Friday-Saturday 6:00am – 10:00pm
***FOR RESERVATIONS ARRIVING AFTER THE GATE HAS CLOSED PLEASE CALL OUR AFTER HOURS NUMBER AT 951-205-1479
Cali Parks Grill
Saturday & Sunday
(We are right next to the Splashing Eagle Water Park)
Splashing Eagle Water Park Hours
Opening May 27th
*Open Memorial Day and Labor Day
No Boat Rentals after 7:00pm
Lake Hemet Market
Friday & Saturday 7:00am-9:00pm
Soaring Pines Cafe Store Hours
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am-5:00pm