Inland Empire District

All this and more in the Inland Empire!

Explore this site to learn where to picnic, hike, camp, water ski, fish, ride a bike, ride a horse, explore nature, rock climb, discover cultural artifacts, and enjoy many other active and passive recreational activities in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Our Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

Public Involvement
There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including trail maintenance, camp hosting, docents for the museum, and research opportunities. Please contact us for more information.

Our Parks
The Inland Empire District manages California Citrus State Historic Park, Chino Hills State Park, Lake Perris State Recreation Area, Mount San Jacinto State Park, Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, San Timoteo Canyon, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, and Wildwood Canyon.

DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
TEL (951) 443-2423
FAX (951) 657-2736
17801 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 92571
Kelly Elliott- District Superintendent

 

Although our offices are currently closed to the public due to Covid-19, our offices are still in operation Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

California Citrus State Historic Park

Park Hours: 8AM-5PM Daily

Visitors Center is closed until further notice.

Day use fee: $5

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=649

(951) 780-6222

Enrique Arroyo, Park Manager

 

Chino Hills State Park

Park Hours:

October - March 8 AM - 5 PM Daily;

First Sunday in April - September 8am-7pm 7 Days a Week

Discovery Center and the campground are currently closed until further notice.

Day use fee: $5

Trails in the park are currently closed due to recent rains.  See the parks website for updated details.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=648

(951) 780-6222

Enrique Arroyo, Park Manager

 

Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Park Hours: 7AM-7PM Daily

Campground is closed until further notice.

Day use fee: $10, Boat Launch fee $10

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=651

(951) 940-5600

John Rowe, Sector Superintendent

 

Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

Park Hours: 8AM-4PM Daily

Idyllwild, Stone Creek, and all Wilderness Campgrounds is closed until further notice

Day Use Fee: $10 per vehicle

Day hiking permits are available on the front porch (No Fee)

https://www.parks.ca.gov/MSJSP

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is also closed until further notice. 

(951) 659-2607

Mark Hudgens, Sector Superintendent

 

Providence Mountains State Recreation Area

Park Hours:  8AM-5PM Friday-Sunday

Visitor Center is closed until further notice

Tours of Mitchell Caverns are suspended until further notice

Day Use fee:  $10 per vehicle

https://www.parks.ca.gov/providencemountains

(760) 389-2281

Ryann Gill, Sector Superintendent

 

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

Park Hours: 7AM-7PM Daily

Campground is closed until further notice.

Day Use fee:  $10 per vehicle, Boat Launch fee:  $10

https://www.parks.ca.gov/silverwoodlake

(760) 389-2281

Ryann Gill, Sector Superintendent

 

Wildwood Canyon

Park Hours: 7:30 AM to Sunset

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22883

(951) 940-5600

John Rowe, Sector Superintendent