For the outdoor enthusiast, Lake Skinner can be the gateway to adventure for an hour, a day or a week. Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Temecula Valley, man-made Lake Skinner provides opportunities for all ages to picnic, camp, boat, and fish or simply enjoy nature.
Take advantage of the 1.5 mile groomed path for a leisurely walk and some bird watching. You might spot heron, hawks, owls, or even the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.
For those who wish to rough it, Lake Skinner provides approximately 250 developed RV spaces and campsites with onsite showers available. Boat rentals are available, but swimming and water skiing are prohibited.
Interested in catching tonight’s dinner? For a minimal fee, Lake Skinner offers a chance to catch catfish in the summer months, trout during the winter months and striped bass, largemouth bass, carp, and bluegill year round.
Want to take the kids to cool off and have some fun? Lake Skinner offers a newly remodeled Splash Pad mini water park for all ages to enjoy!
Daily entrance fees for Lake Skinner are $6 for adults, $3 for a child. One Day fishing permits are available on-site for $10 for adults, $8 for a child.
Created in 1973 by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Lake Skinner (also known as Skinner Reservoir) provides safe drinking water to 2.5 million Southern California residents and is an integral component of the Santa Margarita River Watershed.