The lake is 4 ½ miles long,
2 miles wide, with an average depth of 200’. It is excellent
for the paddler who likes to paddle long distances and for kayak
fishermen. All kayaks must be inspected to enter the lake. Inspections
are from 6:15 am to 4:45 pm. daily at the entrance to the east
marina. Boats that pass inspection receive a sticker, which means
you won't have to be inspected again. Kayaks must be sit-inside,
and 10’ or longer. No sit on tops are allowed. Location:
Hemet, CA. Domenigoni Pkwy turn south onto Searl Pkwy, then turn
right onto Angler Ave. and continue to the East Marina.
Diamond Valley Lake
The abundant wildlife along the shores offers Southern California's
paddler's an opportunity to explore a new waterway, while experiencing
the natural setting Lake Skinner has to offer. The north shore
of Lake Skinner borders the Riverside County Multi-Species Reserve,
which connects Lake Skinner to Diamond Valley Lake. The same
rules apply for kayaks as Diamond Valley Lake (they need to
be inspected and must be sit in side and 10 or longer). Kayaks
also need to be inspected after getting off the water at Lake
Skinner for quagga mussels.
Camping at Lake Skinner: 41 developed campsites,
18 developed equestrian campsites with electricity, 178 full hookups(water,
elctric, sewer). Reservations are recommended http://www.rivcoparks.org/reservations/camping-reservations/
Splash Pad (open Memorial Day weekend through the third weekend
in September), 2 launch ramps (use launch ramp # 2 for kayak launching,
equestrian trails, group picnic area, hiking/interpretive trails,
boat rental, camp store, dry storage area.
Location: 37701 Warren Road, Winchester, CA (from
Hemet, go south on Winchester Road, turn left onto Washington, continue
to Borel Road, turn left onto Warren Road)
|Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk.
(951) 926-1541 (General Information)
(800) 234-7275 (Campground & Reservations)
(951) 926-1505 (Boat rental & Concessions)
(951) 926-3046 (Ranger Station)
For more information go to http://www.rivcoparks.org/parks/lake-skinner/lake-skinner-home/
Lake Perris is located in Perris, CA (about 25 minutes
Lake Perris Web
The Lake Perris State Recreation Area is one
of California's most popular recreation destinations, with an
average attendance of 1.1 million visitors per year. Lake Perris
Park is located about 65 miles south of Los Angeles; located 11
miles south of Riverside off Highway 60 or the I-215. The lake
is 3 miles long and 2 miles across with about 10 miles of accessible
shoreline. The lake elevation is 1,560 feet and the average water
temperature is about 70° degrees. Lake Perris is surrounded
by mountains which have a vast amount of wildlife for you to explore.
There are no restrictions as to what type of kayak can be used
at Lake Perris.
The Valley Wide Kayak Club often uses Lake Perris for safety/rescue
Entry Fee: $10.00 per vehicle. NO FEE for
launching a kayak.
The lake is open for boating from 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM.
All vessels entering Lake Perris will
be inspected for standing water and Quagga mussels.
All vessels including kayaks must be off the water by
Lake Hemet is now open to both Sit Inside Kayaks
Sit on Top Kayaks with a minimum length of 10'.
General Rules for both Sit-Inside and
Children less than five years of age may not be in kayaks; those
five to twelve years of age may paddle only as passengers in tandem
kayaks, while those twelve to fifteen years of age may pilot single
kayaks under a parent's supervision. The minimum age for unsupervised
kayakers is sixteen years.
For more information go to www.lakehemet.org or call Lake Hemet at (951) 659-2680 for rates.