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Lake Perris State Recreation Area offers a diverse and exciting hunting experience for outdoor enthusiasts. The Upland Huntings Area provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and isolation. Hunting at Lake Perris is a unique opportunity to explore the rich ecosystems, from rolling hills to lush wetlands, that support a variety of game species. Whether you're a seasoned hunter or a beginner, Lake Perris SRA promises an engaging adventure, complete with well-maintained facilities and a supportive community of fellow hunters.

Lake Perris upland hunting follows the same season that CA Department of Fish and Wildlife publishes. Upland game birds at Lake Perris include Dove, Pheasants, and Quail. During waterfowl season, the lake’s waterfowl include Goose, Duck, Coots, and Moorhen.

Upland Hunting

  • Hunting is only allowed in the designated upland hunt zone.
  • The designated Lake Perris hunting area is Lake Perris Designated Upland Hunting Map
  • Only shotguns may be used in these designated areas; shooting in other areas of the park is prohibited. 
  • All hunters must park in hunter's lot and sign in (Clipboard)
  • Shooting hours are from 6:00 a.m. until sunset.
  • Only three rounds permitted in a shotgun at one time. (Must have plug)
  • Valid California State Hunting License is required at all times. 
  • An Upland game stamp is required for dove, pheasant and quail.
  • Lake Perris upland hunting follows the same season that CA Department of Fish and Wildlife publlishes.
  • DFW Upland Hunting Seasons and Regulations visit DFW Upland Hunting Regulations and Seasons

Upland Hunting Map



Waterfowl Hunting (2023-2024 Season)

Lake Perris State Recreation Area (SRA) will offer waterfowl hunting (boat only) every Sunday (Except December 24) during the 2023-2024 hunting season (October 22, 2023 to January 28, 2024). All Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) Hunting Regulations apply and will be enforced. 6 of the 8 locations will be awarded with the annual lottery (Already Occured - Deadline was August 10) and the remaining 2 spots and any reservation no shows will be awarded on-site with a lottery. There will (8) boat buoy locations. Hunters may also use their boat to setup on the shoreline as long as it is proximate (30 yards from designated buoy location).

 Walk-ups  /  Sweatline

Reservations have already been awarded. There are (2) extra spaces each hunt day that will be awarded with an in person lottery at 4:00 AM.  In addition to these (2) spaces, any reservation no shows will also be available in the lottery.  Please scroll down the page below the photo for important information.  


You must enter the park off the Moreno Beach Dr located in Moreno Valley off Iris /  Moreno Beach Drive. The Lake Perris Dr entrance off Ramona Expressway will not be open for waterfowl access.   



Blind Locations 

Reservation Blinds have already occured for the entire season via lottery.  The Sunday sweatline has two spots plus any no-shows.  Water depth determines the buoy locations.  The general area is the east end of the lake.  There will be (8) blinds for 2023-24.

Please download the 2023-24 Waterfowl Program Details -Rules and Regulations 2023-2024 Lake Perris Waterfowl Rules and Regulations  (Please note this attachment says Wednesdays in the first Paragraph but the hunts days are Sunday Only)

Waterfowl Hunting GPS Locations and Map 

Buoy #1 N 33'52.386 W 117'09.515
Buoy #2 N 33'52.145 W 117'09.450
Buoy #3 N 33'52.000 W 117'09.493
Buoy #4 N 33'51.846 W 117'09.500
Buoy #5 N 33'51.595 W 117'09.447
Buoy #6 N 33'51.469 W 117'09.633
Buoy #7 N 33'51.286 W 117'09.728
Buoy #8 N 33'51.716 W 117'09.726