Lake Hemet Campground

Mountain Center, CA
Mountain Center, CA

Lake Hemet Campground

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Lake Hemet is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains, in Mountain Center, near the charming town of Idyllwild. The scenery is splendid no matter which direction you look. Tall pines, manzanitas, sage, and giant oaks abound! As one of the most popular spots in Southern California for camping and fishing. The recent additions of the Soaring Pines Cafe serving delicious food and Splashing Eagle Swim Zone have made Lake Hemet the vacation spot to be during the spring and summer months. Remember to pack a camera and binoculars, and keep a watchful eye as majestic eagles, hawks, and other wildlife are often seen soaring throughout the forest and campground! Make Lake Hemet your next getaway destination!

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Glamping Tents

Lake Hemet is proud to now offer a new type of camping adventure with glamping tent accommodations built by Shelter Co. These luxurious outdoor accommodations offer guests the opportunity to vacation with us in a new and exciting way that takes all the fuss out of camping. All you need is a cooler and a BBQ to make your site complete!

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Lakeview Dry RV/Tent

TENT CAMPING ONLY– Lion Camp 4 RV DRY CAMPING (no hook ups) – Squirrel Camp 2A + Bass Camp 5 + Eagle Camp 3 RV DRY CAMPING & TENTING CAMPING – Catfish Camp 7 + Bluegill Camp 6 RV PARTIAL (Water & Sewer) – Squirrel Camp 2A RV FULL STANDARD – Raccoon Camp 1 RV FULL PREMIUM – Bear Camp 2B All campsites can accommodate up to 8 guests and the following: TENT SITES – 2 tents + 1 vehicle DRY RV SITES – 1 vehicle + 1 small tent RV PARTIAL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV FULL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV PREMIUM SITES – 1 Vehicle (no tents) Additional onsite vehicles are $25 per night inside the campground OR $15 per night for overflow parking outside the front gate.

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Dry RV/Tent

Lake Hemet is proud to offer RV campers access to exceptional spaces to connect with nature. Your personal comfort level can be easily accommodating within our four types of RV sites. Dry and partial hook ups sites offer you RV camping closest to the water with incomparable views. Full hook up and Premium Full Hook up RV sites invite you to enjoy a more spacious and comfortable experience with the inclusion of full utilities and roomy sites. Any site you choose to RV camp with us on will surely dazzle with you with epic mountain scenery and the peaceful outdoor escape you have been hoping for. TENT CAMPING ONLY– Lion Camp 4 RV DRY CAMPING (no hook ups) – Squirrel Camp 2A + Bass Camp 5 + Eagle Camp 3 RV DRY CAMPING & TENTING CAMPING – Catfish Camp 7 + Bluegill Camp 6 RV PARTIAL (Water & Sewer) – Squirrel Camp 2A RV FULL STANDARD – Raccoon Camp 1 RV FULL PREMIUM – Bear Camp 2B All campsites can accommodate up to 8 guests and the following: TENT SITES – 2 tents + 1 vehicle DRY RV SITES – 1 vehicle + 1 small tent RV PARTIAL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV FULL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV PREMIUM SITES – 1 Vehicle (no tents) Additional onsite vehicles are $25 per night inside the campground OR $15 per night for overflow parking outside the front gate.

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RV Full Hook Up

Lake Hemet is proud to offer RV campers access to exceptional spaces to connect with nature. Your personal comfort level can be easily accommodating within our four types of RV sites. Dry and partial hook ups sites offer you RV camping closest to the water with incomparable views. Full hook up and Premium Full Hook up RV sites invite you to enjoy a more spacious and comfortable experience with the inclusion of full utilities and roomy sites. Any site you choose to RV camp with us on will surely dazzle with you with epic mountain scenery and the peaceful outdoor escape you have been hoping for.TENT CAMPING ONLY– Lion Camp 4 | RV DRY CAMPING (no hook ups) – Squirrel Camp 2A + Bass Camp 5 + Eagle Camp 3 | RV DRY CAMPING & TENTING CAMPING – Catfish Camp 7 + Bluegill Camp 6 | RV PARTIAL (Water & Sewer) – Squirrel Camp 2A | RV FULL STANDARD – Raccoon Camp 1 | RV FULL PREMIUM – Bear Camp 2B ---- All campsites can accommodate up to 8 guests and the following:TENT SITES – 2 tents + 1 vehicle | DRY RV SITES – 1 vehicle + 1 small tent | RV PARTIAL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) | RV FULL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) | RV PREMIUM SITES – 1 Vehicle (no tents) --- Additional onsite vehicles are $25 per night inside the campground OR $15 per night for overflow parking outside the front gate.

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RV Premium

Lake Hemet is proud to offer RV campers access to exceptional spaces to connect with nature. Your personal comfort level can be easily accommodating within our four types of RV sites. Dry and partial hook ups sites offer you RV camping closest to the water with incomparable views. Full hook up and Premium Full Hook up RV sites invite you to enjoy a more spacious and comfortable experience with the inclusion of full utilities and roomy sites. Any site you choose to RV camp with us on will surely dazzle with you with epic mountain scenery and the peaceful outdoor escape you have been hoping for.TENT CAMPING ONLY– Lion Camp 4 | RV DRY CAMPING (no hook ups) – Squirrel Camp 2A + Bass Camp 5 + Eagle Camp 3 | RV DRY CAMPING & TENTING CAMPING – Catfish Camp 7 + Bluegill Camp 6 | RV PARTIAL (Water & Sewer) – Squirrel Camp 2A | RV FULL STANDARD – Raccoon Camp 1 | RV FULL PREMIUM – Bear Camp 2B ---- All campsites can accommodate up to 8 guests and the following:TENT SITES – 2 tents + 1 vehicle | DRY RV SITES – 1 vehicle + 1 small tent | RV PARTIAL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) | RV FULL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) | RV PREMIUM SITES – 1 Vehicle (no tents) --- Additional onsite vehicles are $25 per night inside the campground OR $15 per night for overflow parking outside the front gate.

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Lakeview Tent

We have an abundance of camping sites designed to fit every type of outdoor enthusiast! Novice campers as well as seasoned adventurers will find Lake Hemet to be an easy and comfortable camping experience. Bring your own tent(s) as a solo traveler, couple or family and camp in one of our INDIVIDUAL campsites. TENT CAMPING ONLY– Lion Camp 4 RV DRY CAMPING (no hook ups) – Squirrel Camp 2A + Bass Camp 5 + Eagle Camp 3 RV DRY CAMPING & TENTING CAMPING – Catfish Camp 7 + Bluegill Camp 6 RV PARTIAL (Water & Sewer) – Squirrel Camp 2A RV FULL STANDARD – Raccoon Camp 1 RV FULL PREMIUM – Bear Camp 2B All campsites can accommodate up to 8 guests and the following: TENT SITES – 2 tents + 1 vehicle DRY RV SITES – 1 vehicle + 1 small tent RV PARTIAL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV FULL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV PREMIUM SITES – 1 Vehicle (no tents) Additional onsite vehicles are $25 per night inside the campground OR $15 per night for overflow parking outside the front gate. Need more than one site for your family or group? Secure up to four INDIVIDUAL sites online or reserve a GROUP campsite by calling our guest services team at (951) 659-2680 or emailing groups@golakehemet.com.

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RV Partial Hookup

Lake Hemet is proud to offer RV campers access to exceptional spaces to connect with nature. Your personal comfort level can be easily accommodating within our four types of RV sites. Dry and partial hook ups sites offer you RV camping closest to the water with incomparable views. Full hook up and Premium Full Hook up RV sites invite you to enjoy a more spacious and comfortable experience with the inclusion of full utilities and roomy sites. Any site you choose to RV camp with us on will surely dazzle with you with epic mountain scenery and the peaceful outdoor escape you have been hoping for. TENT CAMPING ONLY– Lion Camp 4 | RV DRY CAMPING (no hook ups) – Squirrel Camp 2A + Bass Camp 5 + Eagle Camp 3 | RV DRY CAMPING & TENTING CAMPING – Catfish Camp 7 + Bluegill Camp 6 | RV PARTIAL (Water & Sewer) – Squirrel Camp 2A | RV FULL STANDARD – Raccoon Camp 1 | RV FULL PREMIUM – Bear Camp 2B ---- All campsites can accommodate up to 8 guests and the following: TENT SITES – 2 tents + 1 vehicle | DRY RV SITES – 1 vehicle + 1 small tent | RV PARTIAL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) | RV FULL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) | RV PREMIUM SITES – 1 Vehicle (no tents) --- Additional onsite vehicles are $25 per night inside the campground OR $15 per night for overflow parking outside the front gate.

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Tent Sites

We have an abundance of camping sites designed to fit every type of outdoor enthusiast! Novice campers as well as seasoned adventurers will find Lake Hemet to be an easy and comfortable camping experience. Bring your own tent(s) as a solo traveler, couple or family and camp in one of our INDIVIDUAL campsites. TENT CAMPING ONLY– Lion Camp 4 RV DRY CAMPING (no hook ups) – Squirrel Camp 2A + Bass Camp 5 + Eagle Camp 3 RV DRY CAMPING & TENTING CAMPING – Catfish Camp 7 + Bluegill Camp 6 RV PARTIAL (Water & Sewer) – Squirrel Camp 2A RV FULL STANDARD – Raccoon Camp 1 RV FULL PREMIUM – Bear Camp 2B All campsites can accommodate up to 8 guests and the following: TENT SITES – 2 tents + 1 vehicle DRY RV SITES – 1 vehicle + 1 small tent RV PARTIAL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV FULL SITES – 1 vehicle (no tents) RV PREMIUM SITES – 1 Vehicle (no tents) Additional onsite vehicles are $25 per night inside the campground OR $15 per night for overflow parking outside the front gate. Need more than one site for your family or group? Secure up to four INDIVIDUAL sites online or reserve a GROUP campsite by calling our guest services team at (951) 659-2680 or emailing groups@golakehemet.com.

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About Lake Hemet Campground

Lake Hemet is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains, in Mountain Center, near the charming town of Idyllwild. The scenery is splendid no matter which direction you look. Tall pines, manzanitas, sage, and giant oaks abound! As one of the most popular spots in Southern California for camping and fishing. The recent additions of the Soaring Pines Cafe serving delicious food and Splashing Eagle Swim Zone have made Lake Hemet the vacation spot to be during the spring and summer months. Remember to pack a camera and binoculars, and keep a watchful eye as majestic eagles, hawks, and other wildlife are often seen soaring throughout the forest and campground! Make Lake Hemet your next getaway destination!

Where You'll Be

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56570 Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561

Park Activities

Things to do in the campground

  • Basketball
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe
  • Paddleboard
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Watersports
  • Wildlife Watching
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Reservation cancellations are subject to the following fees:

  • Date Change - FREE one time only
  • Cancellation outside of 30 days of arrival date - Forfeit $9.00
  • Cancellation within 30 days prior to arrival date - Forfeit one night + $9 fee
  • Cancellation within 72 hours of arrival is non-refundable