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Diamond Valley Lake

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At this time fishing was very poor, after all day did not get a bite, although people in boat house... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Arthur S
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Hemet
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Winter day and torrential rain! Not the usual California weather so didn’t hike but lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pinkhorse479
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Courtenay, Canada
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  • Average14%
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“hiking trails”(4 reviews)
“rental boats”(2 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2615 Angler Ave, Hemet, CA 92543-9703
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Winter day and torrential rain! Not the usual California weather so didn’t hike but lots of trails. Lake has good boat ramp and parking. Pretty spot for a picnic. Science Centre wasn’t open. Would go back. Always take a hat!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pinkhorse479
basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your three star rating of Diamond Valley Lake. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live in Hemet and visit often. We were so heartbroken when the boat launch was closed and the water levels were so dismal. The rains have brought new optimism to this beautiful location

Date of experience: December 2018
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basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for the five-star rating of Lake Hemet. We couldn't agree more...we hope the recent rains increase the lake levels for boating and recreation this summer. Fingers crossed. Hope to see you soon! Cheers!

Reviewed November 15, 2018

A beautiful drive up the mountain. The drive was easy, no switchbacks. A look in your rear view mirror surprises you with quick view of what’s to come. The lake is breathtaking.

Date of experience: November 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you very much for the five-star rating of Diamond Valley Lake!. We couldn't agree more! Cheers to you and yours!

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Not a Fun Day, we rented the Deluxe Pontoon Boat for the day. This boat cost $280, the when they gave it to us it was filthy, seats ripped and as we found, out spider infested. We wiped everything and cleaned the spider webs, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you Gary for sharing your feedback. Yes, we do have a lot of spiders at the lake especially this time of year. We are unable to use any pesticides to treat the problem as protecting the land and lake environment is a primary concern....More

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Was there wed 29 and had a full day boat rental, was in the water for about 3 hrs and boat had issues and died on us, had to be towed and the dock helper (charles) said since we paid for a full day girl...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience and we apologize that the day did not go as planned. We'd like to get more information from you in order to provide a resolution. Would you please reach out to me directly at socialmedia@calparksco.com. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We rented a pontoon boat, packed a picnic lunch and spent the day on the lake. It was a lovely sunny day and I was surprised how large the lake is. We checked out the whole lake. There are very clean bathrooms that you can...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you so much Donna for the five-star rating of Diamond Valley Lake! We hope to welcome you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Relaxing enjoyable seeing the lake view. Great place to get away from town. Takes the mind away from reality.

Date of experience: June 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear Da Boss H, thank you so much for your five-star rating of Diamond Valley Lake! We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

I visited in March and viewed incredible displays of wildflowers. Went back a couple of times that month and the flowers kept getting better. There is a parking fee at the marina lot or you can park free at the wonderful science center and hike...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

It's been several years since we first went there. We came back there a few weeks ago expecting more. I thought they were supposed to be a restaurant & hotel there but there wasn't. The view point was pretty & all the crowds are gone...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

At this time fishing was very poor, after all day did not get a bite, although people in boat house and store were helpful, boat was dirty and had not been cleaned

Date of experience: June 2017
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mannyq2018
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Hollie_Potts | Property representative |
Hi Mannyq201, yes, you can rent a pontoon boat from the marina. We're open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:45 am to 4:30 pm. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you soon!
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clin2169
March 21, 2017|
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Response from sandrafU9172NY | Reviewed this property |
Diamond Valley Lake is closed Monday and Tuesday. There is a path to view wildflowers and there is a $2 charge to walk the trails.
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