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Special Event Permit

See the Related Links for Fishing Tournaments, Weddings, and RV Rallies.

In general, Special Events are limited to the Group Camp and Group Picnic areas. Due to their size and potential impact to the public, Group Beach Picnic areas are currently not able to have Special Event approval. On rare occasions, events may be approved for the public day use areas at the discretion of the Superintendent; such events tend to be very large in scope, require more than 90 days for arrangement, and are limited to the off season.

  Special Event Application (excel) - This is a macro-enabled excel form. The macros and formulas in this form will automatically calculate due dates and late fees (if applicable) for you. When you open the file, there ought to be a pop-up user form for you to fill out. Fill out the information (clicking the NEXT button to navigate through each page) and at the end of the application there is a button that allows you to save to a pdf file. Print this file, read the packet, sign the packet. The completed application must be submitted, with the filing fee and other necessary documents, in person or through the mail.

  SpecialEvent_LPSRA_2016.pdf - This is a blank pdf form of the application. This form has no formulas or macros, so you will need to figure out the due dates and filing fees which will be verified by the special event coordinator upon submission. Print this file, read the packet, fill out the packet, sign the packet. The completed application must be submitted, with the filing fee and other necessary documents, in person or through the mail.

  Full Special Event Policy (pdf) - The full Special Event Policy for Lake Perris SRA, including Fishing Tournaments, Concerts, Triathlons, Dog Shows, Weddings, etc.

In brief: Special Event Applications are required for items including (but not limited to):

  • Amplified music
  • PA systems
  • Bands
  • Disc jockeys
  • Bounce houses
  • Large circus tents (20' x 20' and larger)
  • Outside catering companies / food trucks 
  • Selling items / food
  • Obstacle Courses
  • If fees will be charged of guests

Special Event Fees and Process:

A completed Special Event Permit, correct Certificate of General Liability Insurance, and non-refundable $25.00 administrative fee must be received by the park in order to be processed. Only complete packets will be processed.

Complete packets must be submitted at least 30 days in advance or they will be subject to a 100.00 late fee to expedite the permit. Special Event Permits will not be accepted 14 days before a scheduled event. For auditing purposes, only one event date will be allowed on each permit.

Completed packets can be delivered (in person, or through the mail) to:

Lake Perris SRA
Attn: Special Events
17801 Lake Perris Dr.
Perris, CA 92571

If you have any questions, e-mail or call 951-940-5610.

Filming Permits

The Lake Perris State Recreation Area is one of the State’s most popular recreation destinations. The lake is 3 miles long and 2 miles across with about 10 miles of accessible shoreline. Lake Perris is surrounded by mountains which have a vast amount of wildlife to explore.

Filming at Lake Perris requires a permit through the California Film Commission. For more information, visit the Filming in State Parks Webpage.

 Filming in State Parks Webpage

 Film Activity Form (Not a Permit)