Lake Skinner Campground

Riverside County


Lake Skinner


Lake Skinner campground, Riverside County, CA

Lake Skinner Campground

Riverside County
Attractions and Activities

Riverside County has a wide range of recreation areas and great attractions. Campers staying at Lake Skinner Campground can head out to explore many of these popular destinations.


Lake Skinner Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in safe, personal stoves or provided fire rings. No ground fires are permitted.
  2. Firewood may no be gathered in the park.
  3. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  4. Pets must be kept on leash and always attended. Pets must be confined to tent or vehicle at night.
  5. Do not attach anything to the trees.

Lake Skinner Campground

Lake Skinner Campground is part of Riverside County's Lake Skinner Recreational Area, 12 miles southwest of Hemet. Tucked in the Auld Valley of the Tucalota Hills, Lake Skinner spreads across 1,400 surface acres. The lake is operated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Anglers enjoy fishing for bass, carp, trout, catfish, and bluegill. Although there is no body-contact allowed with the lake, boating is popular. There is a 10 MPH speed limit on the lake. A marina provides rentals. Events at the park include family movies, concerts, and star-gazing.

Splash Pad offers a refreshing place to cool off in the summer. The Pad is a large spray ground area with many water spouts arranged like a flower garden The Pad also has a separate, smaller water play area where water gushes from a faucet and comes up from spouts in the ground. Admission is free for park visitors.

Lake Skinner Campground features 241 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Of these, 184 have full hook-ups, 16 have water and electric hook-ups, and 41 have only water hook-ups. The campground is separated into sections A, B, and C. Several Group Campsites are available along with primitive equestrian campsites and a group equestrian site.

Lake Skinner Campground Basics
Lake Skinner Campground Location: 37701 Warren Road, Winchester
Elevation: 1,470 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Hemet - 24 miles
Riverside - 47 miles
Escondido - 40 miles
Number of Campsites: 241
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles and Tents per Site: 2 motorized vehicles
Either 1 camping unit/RV and 1 tent, or 2 tents per site
Pets: On leash, always attended
Lake Skinner Park: (951) 926-1541

Lake Skinner Campground Reservations
Reservations: reservations available online
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days within any 28-day period
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: no limit
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #146 and 356
Fees: Developed campsite: $20 - $25 per night
Developed site with water and electric hook-up: $35
Full hook-up site: $40
Weekly rates are available
Campground Map: Lake Skinner Campground Map
Reservations: Lake Skinner Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Lake Skinner Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings, many sites with hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater, laundry, camp store
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes, free for those camping
Attractions near Lake Skinner Campground: Visit the marina for boat rentals or bring your own boat and launch from one of two ramps. Fish along the shore or from a boat. Children have fun on the playground. Head over to the Splash Pad in the summer to cool off. Attend concerts or movies at the amphitheater. Pick your camping needs at the camp store. Enjoy cycling, running, hiking, or horseback riding. Play a game of horseshoes.


General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Lake Skinner Campground Group and Equestrian Sites

Lake Skinner Campground has two group camping loops, A & B, Each loop contains 16 sites. A maximum of 16 rigs is permitted per loop with 6 people per rig, making for a maximum of 96 people in each group area. Group areas may be reserved for fewer rigs and people, but all 16 sites must be paid in full. There are discounts for organized youth groups.

Skinner Lake also has equestrian and group equestrian campsites, listed as primitive. The group site can accommodate up to 12 camping units.
Fees: Loop A and B Group Sites - $150 - $320 per night
Primitive Equestrian sites - $15 per night
Group Equestrian site - $150
Reservations: (800) 234-7275

Lake Skinner campground, Riverside County, CA

Lake Skinner Campground

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