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Nice Weekend Camping Spot

I've never had any issues here. We have been coming up to Lake Hemet for years. While we don't go... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
ashleymantras
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Murrieta, California
Lake Hemet

This is a beautiful lake and pretty clean. Some benches to sit and pretty clean beach to picnic n... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
gordon402
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Riverside, California
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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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56570 State Hwy 74, Mountain Center, CA, Riverside, CA 92561-3050
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quite and nice place to for camping but not sure how they can post Sites for $45 when they charge an additional $9.00 per site for a reservations even though you did not make any reservations. Somehow that just does not seem fair. Could...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to read this two star review. We charge a $9 reservation fee when you make a reservation for a campsite, RV site and or a cabin reservation. It's essentially an administrative fee to process all reservations. And it's very similar to the...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018

I've never had any issues here. We have been coming up to Lake Hemet for years. While we don't go in the water we do Kayak and fish (C&R). The market is so much better now than it was a few years ago. We actually...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you so much for the four-star rating of Lake Hemet! We enjoyed reading your detailed review and we appreciate the suggestion of a 'tot lot'. We will certainly pass along your feedback to our management team for further discussion. We hope you will return...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a beautiful lake and pretty clean. Some benches to sit and pretty clean beach to picnic n spend the day. we bring our dog who loves to chase sticks! We go every couple of weeks.

Date of experience: September 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thanks so much Gordon for this five-star rating and positive review. WE appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed October 26, 2018

The dam that holds back this man made lake, completed in 1895 was the largest solid masonry dam in the world until the Roosevelt Dam in Arizona was completed in 1911. Recreation use of the lake greatly increased after the completion of SR74 Pines to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your three star rating. We appreciate you sharing your insight! Cheers!

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Horrible staff.Lavatories ALWAYS DIRTY.Strange random people walking through our camp site all hours of the day and night.During the sermon the staff complained it was too loud.Location was beautiful but because of the staff we will not be returning.This is NOT A SAFE PLACE FOR...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

We are sorry to read this review especially after working so closely with your group. The event planner for your group reserved campground #4. However, reserving campground #4 does not give you exclusive rights to the camp 4 as it's not possible since this is...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Not safe to visit terrible place with negligence of the staff dont go to the water unless you want to die they’re not going to help you if you hurt or die there lake are not safe.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

I am sorry to hear that your visit with us wasn’t a safe one, but I am glad you are bringing it to our attention. We pride ourselves as being a safety first company and we want to ensure that the safety of our guest...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

We stayed at Bass camp and it was AMAZING! beautiful scenery and it was nice to be right on the water for the day. At night we heard a pack of coyotes right across the lake howling. Great for family fun and we will for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you so much Mallory for the five-star rating of Lake Hemet. We look forward to serving you and yours again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a cabin for the third time this past weekend. There is a coffee pot, fridge, microwave,bunk and fold out couch. Beds are spacious with fairly comfortable pillows and bedding. Fold out couch is terrible. Dont do it. Bathrooms are located outside of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you for the three-star rating of Lake Hemet. We are sorry to hear that you had no hot water and that the trash was not emptied prior to your arrival. We have forwarded your feedback to our General Manager for review with the employees...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018

My first time ever really camping with my husband and his family. Camping site was clean Bathrooms clean It does say that the noise should stop a certain time but it does not and there is no one checking on that. You hear wild animals...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you so much for the five-star rating of Lake Hemet! We hope to serve you and yours again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Facilities get 5 stars/bubbles, whatever TripAdvisor uses... the reason for 3 stars? Well kept grounds, clean restrooms (especially toilets); two very important things for me when choosing a camp ground... Other than that, all I need is a 20x10 camp-site and respectful neighbors. Spent approx...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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The California P, Public Relations Manager at Lake Hemet, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you Derek for your review of Lake Hemet. We are glad you enjoyed the campground but we are sorry to hear that the quiet hours were not followed as directed though we are happy to hear your neighbors cooperated. We appreciate you bringing you...More

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Kenneth H
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Jorge E |
The Lake is along Hiway 74 while driving alongside a Valley they call Garner Valley. Thevdrive up from the Desert is winding up through the mountains yes, but then theee is a long strip of road as I said and so no not... More
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1980Sightseer
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Lvdmylakestaff |
Yes just recently it has been approved by the water district to allow not only sit on but sit in kayaks, however you will need to be inspected at the lake for quagga free certification.
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