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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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nice lake

good fishing, cat fish, bass, perch family, rental boats, small water theme park to play in the water, have fun and cool off

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cantaketheheat
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Idyllwild, California
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Idyllwild, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good fishing, cat fish, bass, perch family, rental boats, small water theme park to play in the water, have fun and cool off

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Thank Cantaketheheat
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend, her 17 year old daughter and I went to this beautiful lake on Memorial weekend. Not only was it incredibly hot, but it was also crowded. Trying to find kayaks for the three of us proved a bit of a challenge but the great people at the new water park recommended for us to go to the marina... More 

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1 Thank CarolM4U
Hemet, California
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I think this place is so majestic and if you love nature this is the place to go. I love the clean water and the forrestry around it.

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1 Thank Jasmine L
California
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

When we went there was a very peaceful ambiance. It was not crowded and there were lots of birds to watch. Great for a day trip if you live close by, worth visiting if your already visiting Idyllwild.

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Thank Juanita L
Cerritos, California
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Lake Hemet is 20 minutes south of Idyllwild (San Jacinto Mtns.). I wasn't looking forward to going, because I heard it could get really crowded- rowdy even. I guess it gets crowded on holiday weekends, because today it felt we had the whole lake to ourselves. It was so peaceful and postcard perfect with snow at the top of the... More 

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Thank TheWind26
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We use to go here quit often and loved it. We decided to go for a couple of days, when I checked the upcoming weather it should March 28th and that whole week would be approx. 75 degrees during the day. wonderful. We always loved tent camping at Lake Hemet and fishing was great. But this experience was different. We... More 

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3 Thank Carmen B
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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

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Thank Volguy1984
Alpine, California
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117 reviews
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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.

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1 Thank 1baggo
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

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1 Thank DGINPS
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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 

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