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Camping, picnic, and boating reservations do not guarantee swim beach access. Presence of cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, can result in health advisories which recommend avoiding water contact, including swimming and some watersports. Advisory signs will be posted at the park with the recommended actions. For current lake conditions including water contact and swim advisories, please visit the Lake Perris website at www.parks.ca.gov/lakeperris <http://www.parks.ca.gov/lakeperris> or call 951-940-5600. For more information about blue-green algae please visit https://mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/what/index.html <https://mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/what/index.html> Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park. Although your site may hold 2 or more vehicles, your reservation only covers 1 vehicle (except for group or specialty sites). Vehicles equate to license plates.

Lake Perris does not have overflow parking. There is only room for a max of 3 vehicles (license plates) in each site. Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park. Although your site may hold 2 or more vehicles, your reservation only covers 1 vehicle (except for group or specialty sites). Vehicles equate to license plates.<br><br>RVs and trailers have a max of 31___ in length.<br><br> RV/trailer sites will accommodate tents; tent sites will accommodate RV/trailers except tent sites have no hookups.

<p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Hike and Bike sites are available at Lake Perris.&nbsp; Please check at the kiosk to reserve your site.</span></p> <p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="xmsonormal">&nbsp;</p>

<p>Note:&nbsp; Boat launch fees are not included in your camping reservation.&nbsp; If you are going to bring or launch a boat vessel, be prepared to pay daily launching fees upon arrival, including exit day. &nbsp;Fees are mandatory for entry, whether it is launched or not.</p>

<p class="xxxxxxxmsonormal"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">California State Parks wants to thank our park visitors for helping us keep our parks and environment clean. In 2018, State Parks installed new RV dump station collection systems at ten state park units as part of a pilot program to help us protect the environment and are added amenities for our visitors.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="xxxxxxxmsonormal"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Following the success of the initial pilot program in 2018, an additional eleven park units have been added to the program.&nbsp; The service is available for campers, day-use or transient visitors for $10-$20 per use, depending on the location. Please note that visitors with current reservations arriving on or after April 13, 2021, who are interested in using the RV dump stations may be required to pay the use fee. The price per campsite for these state parks does not include the use of a dump station.</span><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; letter-spacing: -.75pt;">&nbsp; View the following </span>link: &nbsp;<a href="https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1029">Camping Information</a></p>

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Owl Loop (sites 203-220, 283-317)

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Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground is located in California

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17801 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 92571

Coordinates

33.87474 N
117.173846 W

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Features

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  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
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  • Showers
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  • Sewer Hookups
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32 Reviews

Matthew B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2024

Not Our Type of Place

This type of place would definitely appeal more to a extroverted and social crowd. Every day and night multiple other campers had music blasting and were yelling and screaming. Our dogs were charged at every single time we went for a walk by off-leash dogs at other sites, sometimes attacked, multiple times per walk, and by the same dogs over and over. Owners didn't care, no leashes or tie-outs to be seen, no apologies when our dogs got attacked. Rangers were few and far between and did nothing to uphold the rules. Hosts in each loop did nothing and most of the time were part of the problem. We were lucky the place was only ever ~30% full on the busy nights, otherwise I can't imagine how bad it could get.

Facilities: Bathrooms were not good, no soap, cleaned so infrequently anytime a few other campers came through it was trashed for days afterwards, sites were overgrown and uncared for, garbage everywhere from campers that rangers didn't clean up

Cell Service: Good enough Verizon and T-mobile to work remotely

Starlink: While we didn't need to use it, all sites are open to the sky if you needed to 

Solar: All sites are open to the sky for good solar

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Matthew B., May 24, 2024
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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2024

No rangers in sight

The campground itself is pretty nice. Theres flush toilets and hot showers (not tokens needed.) The camp sites are not close together, which is nice. You can bike to the water pretty easily, and there’s a marina store with food trucks. The reason I gave it only three stars is the lack of rangers. Each time I’ve stayed, there was a large group of people blasting their music until 2/3 AM. It was awful. This is a large campground. They really need a ranger in the day and night to keep things enjoyable. We couldn’t even enjoy our dinner or even hear our own music because their music was so loud.

Site423
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by barbara M., April 24, 2024
M
Reviewed May. 16, 2023

Solo Camp Trip

Quick turnaround camp trip. Wasn't expecting too much but really liked the places I visited while I was there. Gonna plan another trip and get in the lake next time. Restroom and shower area were better than I thought it would be so I didn't have to pitch the privacy tent.

Site87
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Marco , May 16, 2023
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Julian P.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2022

My 7 year olds first camping trip

Great overall experience, campgrounds are general and basic . A little more irrigation for the plants and trees mite not hurt to green up a little dried

Site12
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Julian P., August 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Julian P., August 15, 2022
R
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2022

Lake Perris 2022

Great campsite! We loved it! Short walk/drive to the lake which was also very nice for my son!

Site288
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Ravanna R., August 2, 2022
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Maley P.
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2022

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Amazing and easy

Sitelake perris
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Maley P., July 18, 2022
Ricky S.
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2022

Lake Perris - RV 107

Overall good experience in the off season where half of the loops/sites seemed to be closed off. Paved full hookup sites right next to each other but quiet neighbors. Campground is just 5minutes from busy town. Excellent bike path around the entire lake is a must try & no boat rentals at this time. -Spot 107; right behind the check-in building is good but there’s better spots

Site107
Month of VisitMarch
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Ricky S., March 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Ricky S., March 6, 2022
Sook C.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Camp during red flag warning

It's super windy during red flag warning but because of their well developed facility, we still allow to use fire pit.

Site45
Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Sook C., November 27, 2021
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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2021

Club Perris

It was insane… Pop that coochie and some other explicit remarks are being blasted to the highest decibel while trying to tell a story to your 7 and 9 year old. Restrooms are vile and the showers did not work.

Site194
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Enrique R., August 17, 2021
07JKRedrock S.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2021

Nice park with partiers

The Lake experience was awesome. The missus and I brought our kayak and enjoyed the time on the lake staying behind the 5mph buoys. The sandy beaches for the day use swimmers was nice too.

We stayed at the campground on a Friday night and reserved one of the outer spots of the loop (spot 375). It was nice to have the unobstructed view looking out from the campground. We had a firepit, picnic table (aged to where we wouldn't sit on it without splinters), and the spot was paved with a concrete area for tables and chairs.

Many other guests came to the lake campground to party. While we are mostly night owls and didn't mind, many campers on The Dyrt won't like this.

Site375
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by 07JKRedrock S., August 15, 2021
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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Weekend at lake perris

Good experience at lake perris we had our travel trailer plugged in with electrical and water, grey tank empty only on site. There are dump stations before you exit the park overall we had a great time

Month of VisitJune
M&M B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Packed Parking Lot RV Space

Reserved 2 days at Lake Perris SRA looking forward to a relaxing RV experience.  RV site 293 stated E/W/S... The sewer was not at the site.  When we made the ascent into Lake Perris, the view of the lake was beautiful.  I was relieved because i wasn't sure what to expect.  As we veered away from the lake and to the RV camp area, we had to wait in a long line to enter which I expected.  The young check-in staff seemed a bit overwhelmed but they were courteous.  Once checked in, we started to realize that the "RV spots" were parking lot stalls!  I have never been to an RV park where the spot was LITERALLY a parking spot.  I was shocked.  

I was able to BARELY back in (I have A 20' Travel trailer) and there were cars parked everywhere and trailers parked VERY close to each other.  There were HUGE tranvel trailers parked not just in the parking stall but up and over the stall because of the size of their trailer.

Reluctantly, we set up the water and electric... and unhooked as we were there for a softball tournament.  When we returned at 8pm, there were MANY adults and children.

Everyone was loud with music and talking until 2am!  Sigh!  There were NO staff in site to enforce quiet hours.  It was a friday night so I was not going to be unreasonable but 2am was WAY too late.  There were people sleeping in open vans.  

I do understand that this was a June-Summer weekend but EVERYTHING about this site was NOT what i was expecting.

The next morning, we packed up and asked for a refund.  I told them that this was the worst RV location that I have ever been.  The young lady did not question my experience and refunded my money for the second night.

I booked a night at the Golden Village Palms RV resort in Hemet.  Fortunately, they had availability and the entire experience and RV space was perfect.

If you want a party-party all night atmosphere with adults and children running around and in a parking lot, this location is for you.  It definitely wasn't for us!

Site293
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by M&M B., July 9, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by M&M B., July 9, 2021
Ametra J.
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2021

Love camping here with my family and friends

Fun and peaceful we love to camp here in our free time it’s close to home and great place to camp

Sitedon’t remember
Month of VisitJune
Alberto V.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Save area

Good and fun

SitePerris
Month of VisitAugust
Peter R.
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2021

Great Large Park in Southwest Riverside County

I've lived in the area since 94. This place has greatly improved since. Water level is way higher, water is cleaner, and clean campground and bathrooms. No more brigades of Donkey Kong sized racoons just a few squads here n there. The RV campsite was probably 80% full on a Friday night. It's closer to your water but too crowded and noisy for our baby so we went over to the tent camping side. For $25 during off-season and 30 during the summer isn't bad. If you don't need hook ups then you can park a 26ft trailer in the campsites without unhooking if needed and not stick out onto the rd. Angled for easy backing in our out of for those still getting the hang of reversing a trailer. Bathrooms and hiking trails a short walk away from campsite 69. Fire pits, wooden benches and parking for several cars per campsite. Large areas around each site for kids or dogs to play in Camp fee's includes park entry for one car, and use of the dump station. Checkout is at noon

Lauren R.
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2021

Perfect weekend getaway !

Lake Perris was a fun and clean place to camp at! We did some fishing, bike riding, the water was clear, and my kids loved it. There is a cool museum were the amazing staff provided us with interesting history about the lake and Indian tribes. Such a fun and peaceful place to hangout at!

  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Lauren R., January 24, 2021
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Danielle D.
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2021

Love this place

My family and I enjoy coming here. We live close by and take out travel trailer there . We love it the sites are great and the staff is very helpful

  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Danielle D., January 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Danielle D., January 16, 2021
Jason L.
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2020

Ready to Party! Fri / Sat

Largest campground I have ever been to... Very generous sites! Water and restrooms.

Friday / Saturday is a heck of a party.... Held strong until 2:30am... :( Give me back as couple years and a kid.. maybe a different review (oh, and a pandemic).

Huge park and lake, lots to do.

Doreen K.
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2020

Great Camping

Beautiful. Clean. Quiet. Got to pick our spot. Lots of shade. Restroom/showers clean close. Fishing. Boats. Staff friendly. Price was good. Great time. Problems were ants tiny red ones everywhere. Raccoons got into everything made a huge mess.

  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Doreen K., October 13, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Doreen K., October 13, 2020
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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2020

Outstanding camping so close to home!

Visited in July during the week. Site had a few neighbors but nothing close to being full. Temperatures reached low 90s but there was always a nice breeze. Find a site with good trees. Super close to bathrooms with flushed toilets and hot water... no coins necessary! They are surprisingly very clean and well kept. You always see the grounds men cleaning and refreshing. Lake is a long walk or short drive (your camping reservation covers lake use and parking). Very quiet and a perfect site for just hanging and spending time with the fam. Highly recommend.

  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Evan V., July 28, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Evan V., July 28, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Evan V., July 28, 2020
A
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2020

Nice lake close to home

Nice and quite place to take a break and relax near the shore line. Very open large camp sites. Hook ups or tent camping available.

  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Alicia R., June 11, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Alicia R., June 11, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Alicia R., June 11, 2020
P
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2019

Not so great

Shade is sparse, fellow campers aren’t the most considerate. I have been here 3 times and it always ends up being loud. Fellow campers play music loud and it’s more of a low class party area then camping. I won’t be back.

B
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2019

City camping!

I like to call camping at lake Perris city camping because there can be so many people there on the weekend it’s crazy! Loud music, loud people... But don’t get me wrong my family and I have a great time while there. We just know what to expect. The amount of people camping can drastically change from weekend to weekend, I’m thinking not as many people go when it’s over 90°. But with the lake it’s definitely doable in the heat. My hubby and I have an almost 8 year old and an almost 2 year old. We love Lake Perris camping because it’s close to home, there is always availability and it’s a quick and easy way to get a break from adulting! The photos I have posted are from 6/29-6/30/19 It was not crowded this weekend. But we were there just one weekend before and it was Packed! The weather was also about 15° hotter the second weekend.

  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Brooke N., July 2, 2019
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Brooke N., July 2, 2019
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Brooke N., July 2, 2019
Susan L.
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2019

Parking lot camping

We stayed here on our first night in our mini Meerkat camper, because of its proximity to the dealership, on our way out of town.  Fortunately, there were very few campers, so we stayed on our own loop, mid-week, and practically had the bathrooms to ourselves.  If this campground were full, it would be pretty miserable.  We found one pepper tree to camp under, parked in our parking space, and ate at the picnic table that was on a cement pad.  The bathrooms were decently clean, and had unmetered showers.

Andy H.
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2019

Great local campground with Fun Amenities

 This campground is great! It is right next to the lake which has a swimming area, bike path, climbing area, Hiking trails, along with a camp store which has boat rentals and much more!  There is also a museum off the entrance road to the lake. The Perris Auto Speedway is also very close to the campground. They have full hookup, partial hookup, and tent camping sites. Many of the sites have shade trees but some are exposed and can get hot during the summer.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Andy H., June 25, 2019
Andrea R.
Reviewed May. 11, 2019

Desert campground on a lake.

It is in a location right next to a race track, so during the summer months it gets quite loud well in to the night. If you have a boat there is a great little island in the lake that has a good beach area to hang out and have a picnic. Its away from the crowds, as the summer months can be quite busy. Growing up I had spent a lot of time at this island, one trip in particular I remember they were searching for a guy that had fallen off his boat, and I was swimming in the lake I started finding money everywhere at the bottom of the lake and had found over $160

The Island does not have campsites or bathrooms. But the campground does have wonderful bathrooms, free showers with hot water, of course it has the other amenities such as fire rings and tables, however, check for fire information if you do want to start a camp fire.

Month of VisitOctober
Rebecca W.
Reviewed May. 10, 2019

Really beautiful

We loved lake Perris. There was a little shop and a beautiful fishing area. We’re took our dogs swimming and had the most fun. I can’t wait to go back. It was just so much fun.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Rebecca W., May 10, 2019
Bryan H.
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2019

Perris SRA

Plenty of sites and activities including fishing, swimming, kayaking. Short drive to the Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum in the park. Great camp store with everything you may have forgotten. Clean facilities.

SiteQuail Loop Site 30
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Bryan H., April 1, 2019
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Bryan H., April 1, 2019
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Bryan H., April 1, 2019
Steven E.
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2018

Summer camp getaway

It's a great place for a quick getaway from everyday living.

K
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2018

Veterans Day weekend

Clean campsites, clean showers & toilets. Lots of biking & hiking trails. Primitive camping & RV camping. I’m normally a tent camper but this time I chose to stay at a campsite with water & electricity 😁

  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Ka J., November 11, 2018
  • Review photo of Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground by Ka J., November 11, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground?

Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground allows vehicles up to 31 feet.

Are fires allowed at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground does have wifi.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground?

There are 419 campsites at Lake Perris State Recreational Area Campground and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts