All this and more in the Inland Empire!

The parks of the Inland Empire District provide places to picnic, hike, camp, water ski, fish, ride a bike, ride a horse, explore nature, rock climb, discover cultural artifacts, and enjoy many other active and passive recreational activities in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties!

Our Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

Public Involvement
There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including trail maintenance, camp hosting, docents for museums, and research opportunities. Please check out our Inland Empire District Volunteer Page for more info.

Our Parks
The Inland Empire District manages California Citrus State Historic Park, Chino Hills State Park, Lake Perris State Recreation Area, Mount San Jacinto State Park, Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, San Timoteo Canyon, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, and Wildwood Canyon.

DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
TEL (951) 443-2423
FAX (951) 657-2736
17801 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 92571
Kelly Elliott- District Superintendent

District Offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.

 


 

California Citrus State Historic Park Big Orange at Park Entrance

Park Hours: October-March: 8:00am-5:00pm Daily

April-September: 8:00am-5:00PM Monday-Friday and 8:00am-7:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Day use fee: $7

Visitors Center is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

(951) 780-6223

Enrique Arroyo, Park Manager

 


 

Chino Hills State Park Rolling hills and blue sky

Park Hours: October–March: 8:00am - 5:00pm Daily

April - September 8:00am-7:00pm Daily

Day use fee: $10

Discovery Center: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

(951) 780-6223

Enrique Arroyo, Park Manager

 


 

Lake Perris State Recreation Area Blue Sky, lake shore and hills

Park Hours: 6:00am-10:00pm Daily April 1-Oct 31

7:00am-7:00pm Daily Nov 1-March 31

Day use fee: $10 per vehicle (9 persons or less per vehicle).

Effective Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Monday: Day use fee will be $20 per vehicle on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday weekdays. Senior and Disabled Discounts are available.

Boat Launch fee:  $10 

Entry Fees apply for all entry into park.

(951) 940-5600

John Rowe, Sector Superintendent

 


 

Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Snowy pine forest

Park Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm Daily

Day use fee: $10 per vehicle

Day hiking permits are available on the front porch at Idyllwild (No Fee)

Please contact The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for tramway tickets and info, including scheduled maintenance closures.  

(951) 659-2607

Donnell C. Norwood, Operational Liaison/Park Manager

 


 

Providence Mountains State Recreation Area  Cavern formations

Home of Mitchell Caverns

Park Hours:  September - June, 8:00am-5:00pm, Friday-Sunday and Holiday Mondays.

(Closed July & August, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.)

Day use fee:  $10 per vehicle

Tours of Mitchell Caverns can be booked by calling (760) 928-2586.

Park office: (760) 928-2586

Ryann Gill, Sector Superintendent

 


 

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Lake shore viewed from dam with boulders

Park Hours: 6:00am-9:00pm Daily April 1-Oct 31

7:00am-7:00pm Daily Nov 1-March 31

Day use fee: $10 per vehicle, except as follows:

Effective Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Monday: Day use fee will be $20 per vehicle on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday weekdays.

Boat Launch fee:  $10

Nature Center Hours: April 1-Sept 30: 10:00am-4:00pm Thurs and Sun, 10:00am-6:00pm Fri and Sat

Oct 1-March 31: 10:00am-4:00pm Fri-Sun

(760) 389-2303

Ryann Gill, Sector Superintendent

 


 

Wildwood Canyon State Park Property Dusky and cloudy sky over hills

Park Hours: 7:30am to Sunset

(951) 940-5600

John Rowe, Sector Superintendent