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Lake Hemet

56570 State Hwy 74, Mountain Center, CA, Riverside, CA 92561
+1 951-659-2680
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Relaxing and beautiful views

We stopped here on the way back from Idyllwild to Palm Desert and we're glad we did. Had a picnic... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
David J
Finchampstead, United Kingdom
via mobile
beautiful relaxing view

relaxing, beautiful nature, trees, trails, and clean lake. Have been there for day picnicking and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
abner l
Riverside, California
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Located one hour from Palm Springs, this scenic lake at an elevation of 4,500 feet offers overnight camping, hiking, fishing and boating.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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56570 State Hwy 74, Mountain Center, CA, Riverside, CA 92561
+1 951-659-2680
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from Idyllwild to Palm Desert and we're glad we did. Had a picnic by the lake and it was so tranquil. Great scenery and watching the sunlight sparkle off the water was amazing. Not sure how far round...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 25 October 2017

relaxing, beautiful nature, trees, trails, and clean lake. Have been there for day picnicking and outdoor activities. Nice place to get away from the city and noise. BBQ grills available and picnic tables. Sometimes it gets windy and chilly on evenings. bring light sweater.

1  Thank abner l
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You simply could relax on the shores of this lake, you could walk on the trail on its side, their are a camping area, RV area on the shores directly. if you like water motor sports its a huge lake and allows allot of fun....More

Thank nemocali
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Checked in on a Friday with our travel trailer and was not aware that the original price was for only 2 occupants, there was a fee for all others. The lady was nice enough to wave the fee since my mother had rented a trailer...More

3  Thank 1HereNthere
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights over the Memorial Day weekend. EVERY SINGLE SPOT was reserved so you can imagine how packed it was. But since we knew we were camping we did not expect glamour and really enjoyed our stay. Yes...More

1  Thank Cris514
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed in their brand new cabin! It was great! Although it technically only sleeps 6 people, we easily slept two adults and 6 kids! It was extremely comfortable! Great way to camp... Or they say "glamp"!!! The bathrooms and showers were also brand new...More

Thank Alisa W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We had a great time at Lake Hemet. There are places to enjoy walks, fishing, and picnics. We did a day trip, but if you want to stay for a couple of days, there is also camping. Its a well maintained park. We very much...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Even the drive to get here, up from the Coachella Valley is fabulous. Once here the facilities are superb. Loads of parking and picnic areas, BBQ stands to enable cooking at the lakeside.

2  Thank Bungaymike
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If the water is clear it is beautiful to swim in. It's a big Lake and lots of sand around it. You can boat, fish, and picnic areas.

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This looks and feels like a mountain lake although it's actually a state reservoir. There's a campground and a public access picnic area. The two of them are separated by a lengthy barbed fence such that it's a long drive to get to/enjoy the picnic...More

1  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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Jennifer R
12 June 2017|
Response from Cris514 | Reviewed this property |
Shade is spread throughout the campground but the ones I remember having shade is Camp 4 right by the showers.