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Camping, Groups, Horse Camp, Special Events at Lake Perris


The Lake Perris Luiseño Campground has both RV hook-up sites and non-hook up tent/trailer sites. Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill. There are shade trees, however it can get very hot in the summer and extra shade canopies are highly recommended. Water and restrooms with free hot showers are nearby and are designated to accommodate wheelchairs.

Campers who visit during the off-season (December 1st- February 28th) will be treated to an uncrowded park, beautiful weather, and reduced camping rates.

All Sites at Lake Perris are now Site Specific!

 Lake Perris Campground Map: This map shows individual campsite numbers within the campground.

 Camping Tips. Links to foods and other essential items for your camping trip!


Due to the busy summer season, reservations are highly recommended for weekends and holidays in the summer.

Camping reservations are usually full a month in advance for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day weekends, so make reservations soon!

For Family Camp Reservations (not horse camp or group camp) please visit or by calling 1-800-444-7275 (TDD: 1-800-274-7275).

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance and can be made up to 7 months in advance. Lake Perris Campground fills quickly for holidays and we recommend making reservations for a holiday weekend at least one month in advance. Reservations are site specific.

If you are going to bring watercraft, please visit our boating information page for more information on boating at Lake Perris.


Fees include 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer. Extra vehicles (up to the site maximum) and watercraft must pay full use fees on arrival.

Each site can accommodate up to 8 people. A maximum of 3 licensed vehicles/autos, travel, boat, and utility trailers may be parked at each campsite.

 RV Hook-up Sites:
    Water, electric, grey drain. Tents allowed.
    March 1 – Nov 30:  $45.00
    Dec 1 – Feb 28: $39.00

 Non Hook-up Tent/Trailer Sites:
    No water or electric hook-ups. Tents/Trailers only.
    March 1 – Nov 30:  $30.00
    Dec 1 – Feb 28: $25.00

 Extra Vehicle: $10.00 per night. (3 vehicles/trailers per site maximum)
 Watercraft:  $8.00 per watercraft, per day.

 Hike and Bike Campsites: $4.00 per night, per person. No motor vehicles allowed.
 Senior Discount: $2.00 off per night (62+)

There is a maximum length of stay of 15 nights from June 1st – December 1st. 30 nights total per calendar year.

Follow this link for Group Camp, Group Picnic, and Bernasconi Camping Information.


 RV Hook-up Sites: (Sites 89-190; 192-353)

These sites have water and electrical hook-ups. There are no black-water sewer hook-ups. A dump station located at the campground entrance. Tents are allowed.

The parking pad is 30’ x 30’ and back-in only. All vehicles must fit on the parking pad and not hang into the road way. There is no off road or extra parking.

Most hook-up sites have 30 amp electrical hook-ups. Some sites have 50 amp hook-ups.

50 amp hook-ups are found at sites 105, 118, 131, 209, 229, 237, 262, 270, and 200. Site 112 is a 50 amp handicap access site. An adapter is required for the electrical hook-up if the RV does not run 50 amps.
 Non Hook-up Tent/Trailer Sites: (Sites 1-88; 354-432)

These sites do not have hook-ups. Shared water spigots are located through the campground. These sites can accommodate tents and small travel trailers.

The parking pad size varies. They generally fit two to three mid-size vehicles or license plates per site. These sites may not be able to accommodate three vehicles or trailers if they are extra wide or long. All vehicles must fit on the parking pad and not hang into the road way. There is no off road or extra parking.


 Handicap RV Hook-up Sites: Sites 110, 111, 112 (50 amp), 217, 218, 219, 220, 258, 259, 260, 261, 320, 324, 325, 327

 Handicap Non Hook-up Sites: Sites 2, 4, 5, 6, 368, 370, 376

A Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) disabled placard or license plate is required to camp in one of these sites. Disabled Veterans possessing a disabled veterans license plate also meet the requirement for reserving and occupying an accessible campsite. At the time of check-in, visitors must show the DMV placard or license plate.

If an accessible campsite is not reserved and has not been filled by 5:00 pm each day, that campsite may be provided on a first-come first-serve basis to a person without a disability for one night only.

Handicap Discounts:
To receive a discount on camping rates, no matter what type of campsite, a State Park Disabled Discount or Distinguished Veteran pass is required. To receive the discount when making reservations, the customer needs to inform Reserve America that they have the card. The pass will be required at check-in. Refunds on reservation fees will not be done at the park. A discount pass is only valid for the campsite occupied by the individual pass holder.


Lake Perris has 7 primitive campsites equestrian campsites. Each campsite has a fire ring with a grill, a picnic table and a corral. Drinking water is available and chemical restrooms are provided. Watering troughs for horses are located in the horse camp area. There are no showers in the Horse Camp area.

8 people / 3 licensed vehicles/trailers per site. 2 horses per site. Reservation/payment includes 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle/trailer per site. Extra vehicles/watercraft pay fees on arrival.

Lake Perris Horse Camp Map

Horse Camp Site:
     $21.00 per site, per night
     $10.00 per extra vehicle (max 3 vehicles/trailers).

Horse Camp Reservations can be made at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area Campground. You can get price quotes and find out availability by calling 1-951-940-5603 or e-mailing are accepted, when we have availability.

You may choose to cancel and then reschedule your event for a later date. You have 30 days from your cancellation date to reschedule your event. It is your responsibility to reschedule your event in a timely manner. Events that are not rescheduled within that time will be subject to the cancellation policy.


Checking in:

You may check into your campsite at any time after 2 p.m. on your reservation start date.

If you arranged for a discount when you made your reservation, proof of eligibility must be shown at check in.

Camping at Lake Perris is site specific. Please know your campsite number and the name the reservation was made under.

If you arrive after the campground check-in kiosk has already closed, continue to your campsite and register at the campground by 10:00 a.m. the next morning. If you do not have reservations and arrive after the campground has closed, read the board that lists which sites are unavailable, choose an available site, and pay for your site by 10:00 the next morning.

Check Out is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on your departure date. Please leave the campsite in good condition. The camper who follows you will appreciate it.

Cancelation and No-Shows:

All cancelations and no-shows are subject to Reserve America’s cancelation policy.

Reservations for multiple days are considered a “No-Show” if the reservation holder has not checked in by 2 pm on the second day of their reservation. After this 24 hour window, the site is available to be sold on a first-come first-serve basis and the reservation is subject to Reserve America’s cancellation polity.


     Check-in time is 2 pm daily and Check-out time is 12:00 PM daily.

     3 vehicles maximum are allowed at the camp sites.  Each campsite allows one (1) vehicle free and one (1) legally towed vehicle.  Anything above that (up to the maximum of 3 total) will be charged the entry fee of $10.00 for each day that the vehicle or vessel is in the park. Extra vehicle fees are considered "supplementary fees" and are not subject to discounts.

     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 or camp site without specific permission from the Superintendent and a Special Event Permit.

     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