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.
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.
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