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Lake Perris has both family sized and larger group sized overnight campgrounds, horse camp facilities, and large group picnic areas. Most areas have shade trees, however it can get very hot in the summer and extra shade canopies are highly recommended. Campers who visit during the off-season (December 1st-February 28th) will be treated to an uncrowded park, beautiful weather, and reduced camping rates.

Site information, prices, and reservation information can be found by following the appropriate link below.

Hook-up / RV Camping

Non Hook-up / TENT Camping

Horse Camping

Group Camping

Group Picnicking


     No person shall at any time use outside electronic equipment including electrical speakers, radios, phonographs, televisions or other machinery at a volume which emits sound beyond the immediate individual's picnic site or camp site without specific permission from the Superintendent and a Special Event Permit.

     Camp fires are permitted only in the fire ring and concrete grills provided.  There are no open ground fires permitted.

     Drains in R.V Loops are for grey water (sink water) only.  Sewage will plug the drains.  The Dump stations are available near the nature corner north of the campground office.

     Generators may not be operated between the hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

     Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

     Campsites should be left clean.  Your pleasure and pride in your parks will be enhanced when they are kept clean and it will help keep fees down.  All litter must be deposited in a receptacle for that purpose.

    Children under the age of 18 who wish to camp at Lake Perris without adult supervision must provide a permission slip from their parent or guardian with two working phone numbers at the time of registration.

     Please remember that Lake Perris State Recreation Area does not allow any off roading.  All bicycles and motorized vehicles must be ridden on paved areas, and walked through unpaved trails.  If you are interested in off road sporting, please contact one of the Off Highway Vehicle Parks at

     If you have a problem with noisy camp ground neighbors, your camp site, or any of the rules above being violated, please inform our Park Rangers.  Or please ask an employee in uniform, at a Park Entry Kiosk or the Campground Kiosk to try and contact one of the Rangers.  Please be sure to give us the location of the problem.  The sooner we know of a problem, the sooner that we can make the park a better place to visit. 

Animals and Pets

     Animals must be leashed (6’ or less), caged, or in a tent, motor home, or vehicle at all times. (For your pet's safety, do NOT leave animals locked up in your car during the day, even with the windows cracked. Use a crate in a shady area or a portable pet run). Visitors are responsible for cleaning up after their pets

     Animals can not be left unattended!

     For their own safety, keep dogs off of unpaved trails.

     Animals are not allowed on the sand (Beach areas) because the water is used for municipal drinking water. This includes the island and Bernasconi Beach area. 

     Animals are allowed in the campground and picnic areas.  

     Animals are allowed to be on watercraft but they can NOT have any body contact with the water at any time. 

     Animals are not allowed on the island

     Dogs in the campground must not disturb other campers. If your dog barks excessively you may be asked to remove your dog. 

     ADA Service animals are always welcome and are not subject to the above rules, except for contact with the water.