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Lake Perris has both family sized and larger group sized overnight campgrounds, horse camp facilities, and large group picnic areas. Most areas have shade trees, however it can get very hot in the summer and extra shade canopies are highly recommended. Campers who visit during the off-season (December 1st-February 28th) will be treated to an uncrowded park in beautiful weather

Travel Advisory

No priority can be given to pass holders or to reservations.

State Park admittance and use are subject to available space.

If you’ll be traveling to the park on a weekend, consider coming to the park at opening hours.

Opening hours in the Summer is 6:00 a.m.

The park goes into closure to all vehicle traffic when the lake is at boat capacity, 450 vessels, or when all the parking areas are full.

All vehicles must wait in line for park entry.

Site information, prices, and reservation information can be found by following the appropriate link below.

For information on Camping Rules and Safety and Pet Safety in the Park (Yes, your pets are welcome!)


Checking Into Your Site

Checking in: You may check into your campsite at any time after 2 p.m. on your reservation start date. Early check-in may be available (but is not guaranteed) during winter months. 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.

Check the Group Camping and Group Picnicking pages for details on check-in procedures.

Cancellations, Early Check-out, and No Shows

Reserve California

Information about the reservation system

If California State Parks closes a campground due to an emergency or disaster, ReserveCalifornia™ will make every effort to notify you. In these cases, all fees will be refunded as soon as possible. Allow at least 30 days to receive your refund.

Cancellation or changes: 
The $7.99 reservation fee is non-refundable.

Cancellations or changes can be made online at
or by calling our Customer Call Center at (800) 444-PARK (7275)

If you cancel a reservation, a cancellation fee of $7.99 will be assessed per reservation. Customers will be charged a $7.99 cancellation fee if cancelled after 6:00 p.m. the day before arrival, and will forfeit the unit fee for one night and the $7.99 reservation fee. Customers will be charged a $7.99 cancellation fee if cancelled before 6:00 p.m. the day before arrival and forfeit the $7.99 reservation fee. Allow at least 30 days to receive your refund.

Modification Policy: If you need to change your arrival/departure date and/or site, you must call ReserveCalifornia at 1-800-444-PARK or log into by 6 p.m. the day before arrival. Visitors will be charged a $7.99 modification fee per reserved campsite for change in dates, sites, parks, extending or shortening stay requests.
Two Modifications may be made to an existing reservation.

Early Check-Out: If you have to permanently leave the park earlier than expected, be sure to check out at the Campground Kiosk. If we are informed of your permanent early departure, and collect your vehicle campground tags, then we can process your early check-out and you may be entitled to a refund for the days you did not use. You will still be responsible for the same fees as a late cancellation.

If you must leave the park one or more days early, a cancellation fee of $7.99 and reservation fee of $7.99 will be assessed per reservation; you must check out before 12 p.m. Retain your camping confirmation letter until you have received your refund or your charge card has been credited.
Allow at least 30 days to receive your refund.

No-Shows: A reservation is considered a "no-show" when you have not arrived by 12:00 noon on the second day of your reservation. For example, if you have reserved Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night, and you have not checked in by 12:00 noon on Saturday, your site will be considered canceled. The site is then available to be sold on a first-come first-serve basis and the reservation is subject to the cancellation policy. Allow at least 30 days to receive your refund.