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Address: 2615 Angler Drive, Hemet, CA 92545
Phone Number: +1 951-926-7201
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Diamond Valley Lake is a drinking water reservoir built, owned and...
Diamond Valley Lake is a drinking water reservoir built, owned and operated by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This reservoir is an important component to providing water for 18 million Southern Californians, and is a critical lifeline in times of drought. To protect this resource, no body contact with the water is permitted. However, the Diamond Valley Aquatic Center, located near the entrance to the lake, allows for plenty of fun in the water. The Diamond Valley Visitor Center and the Western Science Center, which houses 1 million paleo and archaeo artifacts found during the construction of the Lake, are also located at the entrance to Diamond Valley Lake. The Lake and the surrounding hills have also become known for the spectacular wildflower blooms each spring, and are popular among hikers. Non-motorized bicycles are also permitted on the Lake View Trail, and equestrians can enjoy the North Hills Trail.
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Diamond Valley Lake Marathon

Travelled from Palm Springs to DVL for the half marathon event. The event is very well done and the drive to DVL is quite nice. The lake itself is beautiful although I'm not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Saskatoon, SK
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Hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Pontoon boat and a group of red hatters. Fantastic day.. Lots of great memories made that day, and what fun the lake offers to reat and felax.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I guess I miss the point. A giant no body contact lake seems silly. Has one of the most advance cleaning systems. There should be water sking

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Saskatoon, SK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Travelled from Palm Springs to DVL for the half marathon event. The event is very well done and the drive to DVL is quite nice. The lake itself is beautiful although I'm not sure what someone would do here without a boat. I was there for the race, of course, and it was a challenging enough course over winding, gravel,... More 

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Hard to believe that this lake was man made. You get a perspective of how the water levels have dropped over the years as you can see the ring marks left by previous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although everything from license to access to boat rental add considerable cost to the overall experience, Diamond Valley Lake is great for Bass fishing. Once on the lake, there are endless opportunities to hook up on a lunker. During the spawn you can find male bass in the shallows protecting nests. Get yourself a nice pair of polarized glasses and... More 

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Hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The beautiful water and its a storage place for the peoples. Well taken care of and nice fishing. Nice folks to assist you and direct you to the best spots.

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San Bernardino, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I visited Diamond Valley Lake today and I thought it was beautiful. We were just passing through to check it out on a road trip somewhere else. When we pulled in the parking lot there was no one to take our money so we just parked. Later in the store, we found out that there is rarely anyone at the... More 

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Mission, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went for a walk across the dam and back,nice views but the water was down so low I don't think you could launch a boat. There were only 4 trucks with trailers at 1100 am. There were rental boats at the marina at the end of a very long and steep ramp. I think the hiking and biking trails would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

$7 to park your vehicle, $15 launch, $15 a day fishing licence... and the list goes on. endless list of rules : You are NOT allowed to... NOT NOT NOT interestingly enough, the fees are much lower at other reservoirs / lakes in the area and no such stupid rules exist, so I have to assume this one is hell-bent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You responded to the review re shore fishing by directed the reviewer to another lake. I too like to shore fish and find it strange that only a small area can be fished. Then you stated that the lake has 2.5 miles of shore fishing that is restricted. What are the restriction? You would think that some accomodation can be... More 

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