Lake Perris Boating in a Nutshell
- Personal Watercraft, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding
- Pleasure Cruising, Patio Boats, Fishing Boats
- Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing
Lake Perris is a popular boating destination in Southern California. All kinds of boating are permitted on the lake, but there are a number of regulations with which you will want to be familiar before launching your boat. See Boating Regulations.
Because of potential seismic safety risk in a section of the foundation of the Lake Perris Dam, a major retrofit of the dam was initiated and completed in 2018. Water levels have since been returned to normal.
Park Hours: Check Perris Lake SRA website for current opening and closing hours.
Boating Hours: Summer: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Winter: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Entrance Fee: $10 per vehicle (9 people) seniors 62+ $9
Per Watercraft: $10 (canoes and kayaks are free)
Annual Passes: Vehicle - $195, Watercraft $100 (good at most State Parks)
Lake Perris Marina
Lake Perris Marina is closed until further notice:
Lake Perris SRA: "Our Marina Concessionaire has ended and we will start to improve the facility by removing all of the Marina docks and we will demolish the old bait store and old restaurant. Unfortunately, this facility is over 40 years old and there is no way to refurbish it. Once the demolishing is complete (3-6 months), we will work on a new concession contract and advertise the opportunity for a private business to come in and establish a new Marina operation. Our goal is to hopefully have a new operator by the summer of 2021." (1/30/2020)
Boating reservations are recommended on summer weekends and major holidays. If the lake capacity is reached, only boats with reservations will be admitted to the park. Reservations are likely not needed on weekdays or during the off-season. Sailboats, canoes, and kayaks do not need a reservation.
Reservations: 1-800-444-7275 or ReserveCalifornia
Lake Perris Quagga and Zebra Mussels
All boats must undergo a mandatory inspection. This inspection is to prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels. All vessels must be clean, drained, and dry prior to entering Lake Perris.
Inspections include canoes, kayaks, sailboats, rafts, fishing waders, scuba gear, etc.
If you are coming from a Quagga Infected body of water you must wait 7 days before bringing your boat to Lake Perris. You will automatically be quarantined for
7 days if you have not waited 7 days to bring your vessel to Lake Perris from a quagga infested lake or river. If your boat or any object, including but not limited to sails, life vests, and skis, on your boat is wet, damp, or moist, your vessel will be quarantined for 7 days.
Do not wash, rinse, or hose your boat before coming to Lake Perris.
Your watercraft will not be allowed in the park. Let the boat dry for 5 days minimum after washing.
Check for the most current and complete information at Lake Perris SRA: Boating.