The white sand of Perris Beach stretches off in
both directions and the expanse of blue water glitters in the
sunlight, lonely and calm it makes a great place to just sit and relax
at this time of year. The mountains on the other side of the lake are
heavy with winter fog this early morning, and there is barely a breeze
to disturb the trees. To the east end, Allesandro Island looms like
some great beast rising out of the still water.
bird silence is only briefly disturbed by the soft hum of a passing
vehicle. Squirrels, pudgy for the winter, are rolling in the dust and
dancing between the bushes, and small birds skipping along the grass
between the golden leaves of autumn and fallen pine cones. The
silhouette of a lone fisherman on the bow of his boat and the wake left
by a low flying egret’s wing tips barely brushing the water, these are
the things that we come to find. This is Lake Perris. A quiet calm in
the middle of the hectic city, a little piece of nature to escape to
when all you want to hear is the sound of the wind.
The primitive Horse Camp is separate from the regular family camping.
With corrals, water troughs, picnic tables, campfire rings, drinking
water and chemical toilets each of the 7 units will accommodate a
maximum of 8 people and a maximum of three licensed vehicles with horse
trailers. Each site is allowed a maximum of two horses per site. Each
Camp site covers one (1) vehicle free and one legally towed vehicle.
Extra vehicles (up to the maximum) are $8.00 per day, each. If you
would like to reserve in advance there is a $6.75 non refundable
Horse Camp Site:
$21.00 per unit.
No Alcohol Use.
Lake Perris does not rent horses.
Reservations can be made at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area
Campground. The campground accepts Cash, Cashier's Check and Money
Order for large group reservations. The park is unable to process ATM,
Debit or Credit Cards.
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.
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