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Address: About 50 miles southwest of Palm Springs. Take Highway 111 to Highway 74, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 9516592680
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Located one hour from Palm Springs, this scenic lake at an elevation of...

Located one hour from Palm Springs, this scenic lake at an elevation of 4,500 feet offers overnight camping, hiking, fishing and boating.

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Stopped at the small park here on our trip to the pines. Signs all over no canoes, no entering water, etc. Fishing -boating allowed. Area was clean and was peaceful. Just past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Mosinee WI
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a 45 min drive from Palm Springs. Great for nature lovers, so beautiful up there. There are picnic tables for a great picnic as well

Thank Volguy1984
Alpine, California
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109 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My family has been going there for years. Great for fishing, boating, or walking. Lots to see and do. Boat rental is fair priced. Camping over a large area. If you want to walk or fish from the bank you can. go on a paved road to the north of the lake. some parking.

1 Thank 1baggo
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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a wonderful place to get away during the summer months in Palm Springs. It is a wonderful place to take your RV and your family. You can rent little mortar boats, kayaks and fish.

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We own a trailer home up in the mountains ( lake Hemet Campground) this we bought from an old couple 3 years ago. It's a nice place to go camping. You could rent fishing boats and kayaks to enjoy the lake or you could bring your own boat like we do. Summer is warm and winter is chilly up there.... More 

3 Thank joel m
Hollie P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this review

Dear Joel M., thank you very much for writing a FIVE STAR review of your trip to Lake Hemet! We are delighted to hear that you own a home on site. We appreciate your positive feedback and the insight you've shared regarding camping and boating but we do want to let you know that we now have WiFi available for... More 

Winchester, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stayed 7/03-07/05 Okay...where do I begin. Pros: The staff at the marina were incredibly helpful and nice. Gave us tips on times to come for boat rentals for the busy Fourth of July weekend. The staff also gave us some direction to the best fishing spots...which proved worthy...we caught a trout and a crappie...had lots of bites and an amazing... More 

8 Thank Alice M
Hemet, California
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121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Went there to fish and look at the new water park. First of all the lake is drying up and the park had more employees working then people in campsites. They have the older group that lives there. It's run down and it was 15.00 a day for two for day. The funny thing is the water park was in... More 

3 Thank stubbs69
Mosinee WI
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164 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped at the small park here on our trip to the pines. Signs all over no canoes, no entering water, etc. Fishing -boating allowed. Area was clean and was peaceful. Just past the park is a parking area where you need a adventure pass & hiking trails. Locals told us new people have taken over the market/ campground. We did... More 

1 Thank bessetd
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A very old campground, with probably 75% of the vehicles full timers, their rigs were not only old, but Many were trashy. There are no 50 amp's, only 30 amp. No cable. We had two couples join us for lunch and they had to pay $25 for a day pass ($5 per person to get into the park, plus $5... More 

2 Thank Jestbi416
Columbia, Missouri
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469 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lake Hemet has been a favorite birding stop for me in February for several years. This year I was hoping the birds had rebounded from the fire several years ago, but still, fewer species are found here now than pre-fire. Nevertheless, it is a good place to bird. The lake may have pelicans, several species of ducks, and coots are... More 

Thank Edge W
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went up there with our 4 year old to spend Sunday and Monday.it wasn't too bad good amount of space for your tent and car.They have a fire ring and picnic table at every site great for night campfires.When we got there Saturday night it was all booked and crowded,but majority of people left on Sunday morning.Only couple of... More 

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