Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Lake Perris State Recreation Group Camp and Group Picnic Area

You may make reservations up to seven months in advance. You can check availability over the phone but reservations for Group Camp And Group Picnic can not be made over the phone. Reservations can be made in person at the Lake Perris Campground with full payment (cash, cashier's check or money order. We do not accept personal or company checks for group sites and we can not accept ATM, Credit or Debit cards) or through the mail. Reservations are processed first come, first serve and in-person reservations are given priority over mail-in reservations if received the same day.

Birthdays: We do allow birthday parties at Lake Perris. The day use areas around the lake are not reserveable and if you chose to have a birthday there it must remain a simple picnic and the area is shared with the public. If you want to reserve your own area or bring anything special, such as balloons, pinatas, jumpers, music etc. then you must reserve a group picnic area and have a special event permit. The special event permits ($25.00) must be completed in full (and correct) and approved 30 days before the date of the event or late fees (add $100.00) will apply for a 'rushed' permit. Permits will not be accepted for approval less than 14 days in advance.

NOTICE: All group site reservations now have a $250.00 damage/cleaning fee that is refundable based on the cleanliness of the site at the checkout walkthrough.

It is the group leader's responsibility to distribute parking passes to the vehicles joining the group BEFORE they enter the park. If you do not have a parking pass you CAN NOT park in the group area. There is no overnight parking outside of a campsite at our park. The group leader signed this information when making the reservation.
Group Picnics

A minimum of 50 persons constitute a group for reservation purposes. Ample Family Picnic Sites are placed throughout the park for smaller groups of people and do not require reservations. Information for Family Camping is available in the link on the left hand column for smaller groups.

Lake Perris has three Group Picnic Units that accommodate up to 200 persons each, with parking spaces available for 38 vehicles maximum.

Fees (breakdown)
$120.00 per unit
$160.00 (20 vehicle minimum @ $8.00 per vehicle must be paid per day)
$20.00 non refundable Reservation fee
$250.00 refundable damage/cleaning fee (based on the cleanliness of the site at the checkout walkthrough)
1 site/ 1 night Total: $550.00 payable in full

Lake Perris prohibits the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all day use and lake use areas including group picnic. Failure to comply may result in a citation.
Group Camp

Lake Perris State Recreation Area has six Group Camp Units that will accommodate a minimum of 25 people and a Maximum of 100 people each and a maximum of 20 vehicles. These group campgrounds have tables, grill, and chemical toilets.

Fees (breakdown)
$150.00 per night
$80.00 (10 vehicle minimum @ $8.00 per vehicle must be paid)
$8.00 non refundable Reservation fee.
$250.00 refundable damage/cleaning fee (based on the checkout walkthrough)
1 site / 1 night Total: $488.00 payable in full

There are no Hook ups or Electricity provided in the entire Group Camp. This also includes Restroom receptacles.
Bernasconi Group Camping

Lake Perris has three units on the Bernasconi side of the park that will accommodate a minimum of 25 people and a maximum of 80 people each. There is parking available for 20 vehicles per unit, with additional parking in the unimproved lot east of Bernasconi Road. These group campgrounds have tables, grill, and chemical toilets.

Fees (breakdown)
$100.00 per night
$80.00 (10 vehicle minimum @ $8.00 per vehicle must be paid)
$8.00 non refundable Reservation fee.
$250.00 refundable damage/cleaning fee (based on the checkout walkthrough)
1 site / 1 night Total: $438.00 payable in full

There is no Boat Launching or swimming at this location. There are no Hook ups or electricity provided in the entire Bernasconi Group Camp. All Tent Trailers and RV?s must park on the road adjacent to the camp.

Lake Perris Prohibits the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all day use and lake use areas including Group Camp. Failure to comply may result in a citation.
Making Reservations for Group Camp, Group Picnic, and Bernasconi Group Camp

Reservations can be made at the Campground at Lake Perris State Recreation Area. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and can be made up to one (1) year before the date of your event.

Reservations must be made in person or by mail. In Person reservations will be given priority over mail if received on the same day. Special Event Permits must be submitted and approved (complete with correct insurance as per the permit's instructions) at least 30 days in advance of the event to provide enough time to process insurance, Special Event Permits and reservation paperwork. Failure to do so could result in a cancellation or a $100.00 late fee.

At the time of Reservation you will be given a Group Picnic packet. This packet is to be read thoroughly and all information given to every member of your group, BEFORE entering the park. Full payment for the group area will be paid at the time the reservation is made. Tickets will be issued to you at the time of reservation. These tickets are your responsibility and MUST be given to every vehicle BEFORE entering the park.

Lake Perris State Recreation Area no longer accepts personal checks for payment on Group Reservations. Cashier checks, money orders or cash will be accepted as payment. Lake Perris State Recreation Area is unable to process ATM, Debit or Credit Cards.

During peak season reservations must be made for vessels, otherwise entrance may be denied due to capacity.

Note: In the event of a full park closure, only those vehicles that have a reserved ticket will gain access to the park. All other vehicles will not be allowed into the park until the closure has been lifted.

Special Events such as amplified music, races, children?s inflatable jumpers, contests and the selling of food and/or drinks require a Special Event Permit and insurance. This permit needs to be completed thirty (30) days in advance of your event or your event could be canceled.

Cancellations and Refunds:
Cancellations made ninety (90) days in advance of arrival will receive a full refund only after the return of all parking passes. Cancellations made less than ninety (90) days in advance will not receive a refund.

For Group Camp, Group Picnic Availability

Phone: (951) 940-5603
Leave a Message: (951) 940-5610

Directions

The recreation area is located 11 miles south of Riverside via Highway 60 or I 215.

From the 60 freeway east, exit Moreno Beach Dr. Go right (R) to Via Del Lago and make a left (L). Via Del Lago will come straight into the park at the Moreno Valley Entrance.

From the 215 south, exit Ramona Expressway and go left (L), to Lake Perris Drive (do not confuse with Perris Blvd), make another left (L). This brings you straight to the Perris Entrance.

If you are coming from south of the Recreation Area then you will need to come up the 215 north, exit the Ramona Expressway and make a right (R) to Lake Perris Drive (do not confuse with Perris Blvd) and make a left (L). This brings you to the Perris Entrance.