Plan Your Special Event, Fishing Tournament, or RV Rally
Special Event Permit
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) - Please note the multiple tabs. Information can be added directly to the form. The application must be submitted, with the filing fee, 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
- Disc jockeys
- Bounce houses
- Large circus tents (20' x 20' and larger. Extra fees will apply)
- 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: Jessica Kruppa / Special Events
17801 Lake Perris Dr.
Perris, CA 92571
If you have any questions, e-mail Jessica.Kruppa@parks.ca.gov or call 951-940-5610.
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. The lake elevation is 1,560 feet and the average water temperature is about 70° degrees. 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)