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Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Overview
Formed by Perris Dam, Lake Perris State Recreation Area offers a variety of water recreation activities, including scuba diving, as well as camping and picnicking. The park is located eleven miles south of Riverside. Phone (951) 940-5600 for more information.

Camping
The Lake Perris Campground has 22 accessible campsites dispersed among five loops. Further details about the campsites are outlined below.

Quail Loop: Four tent campsites (#2, #4, #5, and #6) are generally accessible. A generally accessible restroom/shower building and parking are nearby.

Coyote Loop: Three RV campsites (#110, #111, and #112) with water & electricity hook-ups are generally accessible. A generally accessible restroom/shower building and parking are nearby.

Deer Loop: Eight RV campsites (#217, #218, #219, #220, #258, #259, #260, and #261) with water & electricity hook-ups are accessible. A generally accessible restroom/shower building and parking are nearby.

Owl Loop: Four RV campsites (#320, #324, #325, and #327) are accessible. A generally accessible restroom/shower building is nearby.

Bobcat Loop: Three tent campsites (#368, #370, and #376) are generally accessible. A generally accessible restroom/shower building is nearby.

The campfire center and horseshoe pits, located just beyond the campground entrance station, are accessible. Parking and restrooms located near the campfire center are accessible.

Group Camp: Six group campsites that can accommodate a maximum of 100 people each are generally accessible- including parking, routes, and restrooms. Visit Lake Perris’ Group Camp webpage for pricing and reservations.

Horse Camp: Located off Alta Calle Road, past the Lake Perris Campground, the horse camp has generally accessible campsites, parking, and an accessible equestrian mounting platform. Portable toilets are available, and may be usable.

Picnic Area
Shaded accessible picnic sites are dispersed throughout the Perris Beach, Boat Beach, Moreno Beach, and Power Cove day-use areas. Parking, routes, and restrooms are accessible.

A horseshoe pit, located near the group picnic area and the Power Cove lot, along the Lake Perris Bike and Hike Trail, is accessible.

Group Picnic: Lake Perris offers small, medium, and large group picnic areas that can accommodate from 50 people to 200 people. All are generally accessible- including parking, routes, and restrooms. Visit Lake Perris’ Group Picnic webpage for pricing and reservations.

Trails
The Lake Perris Bike and Hike Trail is about 10 miles long, extending almost completely around the lake and offering views of riparian areas and vistas of the surrounding foothills. The east end has slopes under 5% for almost all of the first 3 miles, and is accessible. The rest of the trail is fairly accessible, though a bit more challenging in some areas. Trailheads are available from most parking lots, but the most accessible parking and restrooms are at the Power Cove lot trailhead. One portable restroom about halfway along the east end of the trail is also accessible.

Beach/Shore Access
Beach wheelchairs are available for checkout at the Marina. Call (951) 940-5600 or (951) 657-2179 for more information.

Exhibits/Programs
The Regional Indian Museum is currently open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm. The exhibits are mostly accessibly designed, as is the sales area. The museum theater has space for wheelchairs. Restrooms are generally accessible.

Fishing
Effective October 2014: Due to drought conditions and low lake elevation, the Lot #1 fishing pier is completely out of the water. In an effort to provide equal access, the Marina will temporarily allow fishing on the docks at no additional charge to visitors who possess a valid DMV-issued disabled placard or plate. Accessible parking and route to the dock is available.

Lot #1: An accessible fishing pier is at the west end of Lot #1. It includes lowered railings with 4" gaps to allow for the play of the line on water and curb guards. An accessible restroom and parking space are available nearby.

Sail Cove: Visitors with a valid DMV-issued disabled placard or plate are allowed to park on the beach very close to the water in the designated accessible fishing area. There are mostly soft sand surfaces in this area. Restrooms in the cove are generally accessible. Parking includes seven designated accessible spaces, including two pull-through spaces.


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