Large family-friendly park. A mixed-use park for sure. There were many permanent mobile homes, as well as long-stay trailers. There was a RV camp and a tent camp on opposite sides of the lake inlet. Camp 2 is where we stayed. We were originally given a spot in between two permanent homes, but we asked for a different spot in a more open area. We were reluctantly given the spot by a very unhelpful front-gate. The front-gate people were unfamiliar with the occupancy of their park and gave incorrect directions to our spot. The lake is fun, you can rent boats and fishing gear. The park is very peaceful at night. The roads are tight for a rig over 30ft. Will stay here again now that we know what lots to avoid. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lake Hemet is a picturesque campground, but with a few problems: 1) Has very narrow camp access roads made backing into the site difficult. This was compounded by large boulders placed in front of each site. 2) Has lots of full time campers with semi-permanent set-ups, including storage sheds, porches, etc. This is not my cup of tea as it looked kind of shanty-town like. 3) It was surprisingly buggy, mostly at dusk. If you like fishing, folks were reporting good luck fishing the lake. Boat rentals are available. If you're into high tech, you'll be disappointed by the lack of cell coverage and Wi-Fi. If you can live without communications to the real world, and have a maneuverable rig, you may enjoy this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is local retreat for our family. Always nice to visit when we want to get away for a weekend retreat. Campground has just introduced online registrations. We were here in the Group Camping area: dry camping with some great shade trees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lake Hemet Campground used to be one of our favorites. Over Memorial Day weekend, they changed the format and you are no longer allowed to pull up anywhere you wish and camp. You must park in designated campsites only. They have closed the peninsula and camp 6 for overnight use. Day use only. While the lake is still as beautiful as ever, it is disappointing that these changes have been made. Overall, this is still a great campground. It is, however, very loud as the rangers do not enforce noise rules. It tends to be windy as well, especially at night. We will go back, but are going to try out Hurkey Creek 1.5 miles down the road just to see if it is any better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small campground with lake, but the lake is a reservoir so you can't swim in it. There is boating and boat rentals, though, and you can camp within 15 feet of the lake if you don't mind dry-camping. Not a lot of shaded sites, but you can dry camp on any open area. There is a store with everything you would need. It gets a little hot in the summer. There aren't any employees around at night to enforce rules, so there are often people making noise and/or running their generators after quiet time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped in 34' motor home. Very quiet. Many permanent campers. Lots of low overhanging tree branches. Housekeeping very poor. There is a dry camping area that charges on a per person basis $3.00. Fishing in lake, California fishing license required. Boats available for rental. We camped here in a Motorhome.