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NOTICE:  10/1/2015 Group Picnic reservations will be migrated to Reserve America shortly. Just prior to go-live, the State Park will cease accepting in-house reservations for Lake Perris SRA. Notice will be given once reservations are live on Reserve America. Current reservations that have been made in-house at Lake Perris SRA for the 2015/2016 year will be honored.

Beach Picnic will still be handled in-house at this time.

Small and Medium Beach Picnic Units

Lake Perris has 2 small and 1 medium sized group picnic units available for reservation in the day use swim beach areas. The areas are fenced and have shade ramadas, picnic tables, and a larger BBQ grill. These units are available by reservation only (same day reservations are accepted), on a first-come first-served basis. The units are available from 8:00 am until one hour before park closure each day.

Perris Beach (Lot 3): Two smaller group picnic areas near the restrooms in the Day Use area. 50 people maximum.
     Price: 50.00 per unit.
     Vehicles: All vehicles pay day use fees upon arrival, or present a valid California State Parks pass.

Moreno Beach (Lot 8/9): One medium sized group picnic area available for rent. 75 people maximum.
     Price: 100.00 per unit.
     Vehicles: All vehicles pay day use fees upon arrival, or present a valid California State Parks pass.

Payment: We accept cash, credit, or money order. NO Personal and company checks. Payment cannot be made over the phone at this time.

Only full payment will be accepted for reservations.

Call 951-940-5603 or e-mail for more information on all of our group sites.

Large Group Picnic Units

Group Picnic reservations at Lake Perris WILL SOON be available through Reserve America.

As of 10/02/2015, Reservations are no longer made at the Lake Perris Campground.

Currently booked reservations will still be honored.

Lake Perris has 3 Group Picnic sites that can accommodate a maximum of 200 people per site. There are picnic tables, shade ramadas, and a kitchen area with a sink and barbeque grill. This site does not have RV hook-ups. There are electrical outlets available in the kitchen area and the restrooms for small household appliances.

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     $305.00 per unit.

200 people and 38 vehicles maximum are allowed in each group unit.
If you will have more than 200 people or more than 38 vehicles, you will need to reserve another unit.


Vehicle passes shall be distributed to the group by the group leader. Vehicles in the Group Picnic area without a parking pass are subject to citation. Day Use tags purchased at the gate are valid for Day Use only and must park in designated Day Use areas and walk to Group Picnic. Lot 11 and 12 are the closest Day Use areas to Group Picnic.

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in time is 8:00 am. Check-out time is 1 hour before park closure.

There are no early check-ins or late check-outs without renting the units for another night.

The group leader or pre-determined designee must check-in at the Luiseno Campground office to pick up parking passes and complete a check-in walkthrough with park staff before the group can set up. All groups must attend walkthroughs.

Special Events

Special Event permits are required for activities that are different from general park use including, but not limited to, jumpers, bounce houses, catering, contests, item/food sales, PA systems, bands, etc. Large circus style tents (20’ x 20’ or larger) require a special event permit and an additional fee. Permits must be submitted 30 days prior to the event date.

Special Event Permit (pdf)
Special Event Permit (excel, note the multiple tabs. This can be filled out and printed).


Current reservation holders who made reservations in-house at the park on or prior to 10/01/2015: To receive a refund, the reservation must be cancelled 60 days before the reservation date.

Refunds are not given for:

  • Adverse weather conditions
  • No-shows
  • Group guests without a valid group tag who pay day use fees at the gates
  • Reservations canceled less than 60 days before the event
  • Damage deposit if the site has been vandalized
  • Eviction from the park by California State Park Rangers and/or police officers.

There will be no courtesy rebooks for cancelled reservations if the reservation was made through the park.

Reservations that are made through Reserve America are subject to Reserve America's cancellation policy for cancellations, site changes, date changes, and no-shows. These are not handled by Lake Perris SRA.