Lake Perris Camping

Lake Perris Camping: Here’s what you should know

Thinking about going to Lake Perris camping? Great! This is the perfect destination for anglers and water recreationalists alike. Known for its trophy largemouth bass, if you’re looking for a great fishing destination be sure to read this article right through to the end to learn everything you need to know before booking your trip.

Where is Lake Perris Campground?

Lake Perris campground is open for camping and day use. It is located in Moreno Valley, California on the northern shore of Lake Perris.

Map of Lake Perris Camping

While it is not directly on the ocean, it is a great destination for tenting or RV’ing with a total of 431 sites. You’ll enjoy large campsites with fire pits, picnic tables, hiking trails, and much more. Need power? No problem, this campground is equipped with electrical hookups at designated campsites for RVs.

Most campsites are shaded with trees, which is especially nice in the hot summer months. The campground has many amenities including RV dump station, flush toilets, and hot showers

How much does it cost to camp at Lake Perris?

Camping at Lake Perris campground will cost you:

  • $30/night for tent campsites
  • $45/night for hookup campsites
  • $21/night for Equestrian sites

Visit the Parks and Recreation website for current pricing information and postings.

What is there to do at Lake Perris Campground?

There is plenty to do at Lake Perris campground like such as boating, fishing, swimming, wind surfing, hiking, biking, beaching, birding and much more. There are also 7 primitive equestrian campsites that cover 8 campers and 2 horses per site.

For surfers, the north end of the beach is popular and there are many surfing competitions hosted here throughout the year.

Are fires allowed at Lake Perris Campground?

Yes, unless there is a fire ban in the area, camp fires are permitted on your campsite.

Are dogs allowed at Lake Perris Campground?

Yes, your furry friends are welcomed at this campground. However, dogs are not allowed on the trails

Is Lake Perris safe to swim?

Yes, you can swim in Lake Perris but stay away from algae. The lake undergoes daily water testing to ensure visitor safety. Be sure to read all postings and adhere to all warnings and do not eat or drink from the lake.

Lake Perris is approximately 100 feet deep (30 m) at its deepest.

Can you kayak in Lake Perris?

Yes, Lake Perris allows power boats (both 2 and 4 stroke engines), jet skis, and non-powered vessels such as sail boats, canoes and kayaks. If you’re looking for a kayak, be sure to read our reviews of the best inflatable kayaks once you’re done here.

When to go to Lake Perris Campground?

The campground is open year-round. However, summer is busy and hot. If you like a more quiet vacation, then we recommend visiting this park in the Spring and Fall. There is still great weather to be had at this time of year and the lake is a little quieter.

Lake Perris Campground Checklist

Number of Campsites:431 Campsites (167 tent, 264 paved RV sites)
  • $30/night – tent sites
  • $45/night – hookup sites
  • $21/night – equestrian sites
Use Level:Medium – High
Dogs Allowed:Yes
Fire Pits:Yes
Drinking Water:Yes
Hiking Access:Yes
Beach/Lake Access:Yes
RV/Trailer Length:41 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities:Dump Station
Cell Phone Service:Yes
Operating Season:Campground open year-round

How to Get There

Nearest City/Town:Riverside, California
Elevation:1,568 Feet
Location:Moreno Valley, California
Paved Road Access:Yes
Proximity to Stores:3 Miles

Interstate 215 to Ramona Expressway east, or
Exit 65 off Hwy 60 and Moreno Beach Dr. to Vía Del Lago