Lake Hemet Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This popular day use area features picnic areas and lake access.

Lake Hemet offers plenty of shore fishing to the angler. Campers can stay overnight at the adjacent campground operated by the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District. The Water District also has small boats available for day rental. This site is accessible and has picnic tables and vault toilets.

Fishing information: Rainbow trout may be planted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Their fish planting schedule is available online.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use only. 
Fees U.S. Fee Area Logo Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page. Adventure Passes are sold locally at Lake Hemet Market, Mountain Center Store on Highway 74, check for availability.
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Available
Information Center:
San Jacinto Ranger District
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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Directions: Hwy 79

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