Lake Hemet Activities

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Cookouts
  • Bocce Ball & Tetherball
  • Horseshoes
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Stargazing
  • Outdoor Movies in the Summer
  • Kayaking

Area Attractions & Experiences

Fingerprints Youth Museum

An environment of interactive learning using permanent and changing exhibits to stimulate intellectual curiosity and exploration.


Western Science Center

The Western Center is home to a large collection of Native American artifacts and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake.


Hemet Skydiving Adventure

For the true daredevils among us! Give freefalling a try.


Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre

Since 1923, "Ramona" has delighted audiences of all ages. Entering the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre for a performance of "Ramona" is like taking a journey back through time.



Experience the peace and quiet of Idyllwild, a small town nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains. Set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and legendary rocks, this town has kept its "small town" atmosphere.

The Living Desert

Located 15 minutes from Palm Springs, The Living Desert is Palm Deserts's only Zoo and Botanical Garden, playing an important role in desert conservation and education since 1970.


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Ascend two and one half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the World’s Largest Rotating Tramcars.

Contact Us

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

Gate Hours

Summertime (04/01 — 09/30)

Friday & Saturday: 6:00am — 10:00pm
Sunday – Thursday: 6:00am — 9:00pm

Offseason (10/01 — 03/31)

Friday & Saturday: 7:00am — 9:00pm
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00am — 8:00pm