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Lake Perris Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Area Map #20 Miles of Shoreline: 9 Lake Surface Acres: 2000 Elevation: 1550’ Address: 17801 Lake Perris Drive Perris, CA 92571 Ph:951 940-5603 or 951-657-0676
Lake Perris is similar to Lake Elsinore in many ways. They are shaped ssimilarly and are very popular lakes for power boating, jet and waterskiing. Because they are both located in extremely hot regions, I would recommend paddling these lakes during the spring or early fall. Both lakes allow all types of boating recreation and each has a 5 m.p.h. buoy zone around the perimeter of the lake.
A few differences are: Lake Perris provides more shady shoreline pullout access locations; it is not as large as Lake Elsinore; there is a bicycle and horseback riding trail around the entire lake; and Lake Perris has a small island to explore in the middle of the lake. All boats, including kayaks and canoes, must travel in a counter clock-wise direction.
Lake Perris boosts excellent kayak fishing opportunities throughout the entire year for striped, Alabama and largemouth bass, carp, sunfish, bull and channel catfish. It also offers a good population of rainbow trout which the Department of Fish and Game stocks regularly during the wintertime.
The limit for all species is five fish per person per day. For recorded trout plant information call Ph: 562 594-7268 or you can call the marina for a recent fish report at Ph: 909 657-2179. Fishing is permitted from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. during the summer and from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the winter. The best fishing action is near the dam of on the back side of the island.
Open: Lake Perris
SRA will inspect all vessels for Quagga
Mussels prior to entering the park. Only
boats and equipment which are clean,
drained, and completely dry, will pass
inspection. If you are coming from a known
quagga-infected body of water, you must wait
8 calendar days before bringing it to Lake
is open daily all year from 6:00 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. November 7th - March 13th, and
from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 13th -
November 7th. Your kayak must be off the
water at that time. The campground is open
year-round. There is a 35 m.p.h. boat speed
limit and 5 m.p.h. within 200 hundred feet
the shore on Lake Perris.
Jet skis and powerboats need boat reservations for day use on the weekends beginning in May to September. Watercraft reservations are recommended for summer weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and major summer holidays. In the event of sell-out, only watercraft with reservations will be allowed into the park. Reservations are generally not needed on weekdays and in the off season (between Memorial Day and Labor Day).NOTE: Kayaks and canoes do not require boat reservations.
Fees: There is a day use, launch, and fee to camp.
Facilities: There are almost 300 picnic areas and 2 swimming beaches. The beaches have lifeguards on duty from spring until fall. There are showers, and restrooms available.. Lake Perris has 2 paved 4 lane boat launch ramps, a full-service marina, a store, and boat rentals. Recreational activities include windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, jet and waterskiing, sailing, fishing, power boating, swimming, kayaking, and a bicycling, hiking and horseback riding trail around the entire lake. Marina Boat Rentals Ph 951 657-2179