Nestled near the Santa Ana Mountains, Lake Elsinore is the largest natural lake in Southern California. With 3,000 surface acres and more than 14 miles of shoreline, this body of water is fed by the San Jacinto River. It’s ideal for quintessential summer activities such as boating, picnicking, and, most notably, waterskiing.
Whether it’s your first time, or you’re already a seasoned water-skier, Lake Elsinore provides access to this water sport for all skill levels. The National Water Ski Racing Association holds their annual Water Ski Marathon at the lake, which is a great event to attend if you’re interested in seeing this water sport at full speed.
Since March 13, 2018 Lake Elsinore holds the Guinness World Record for the longest distance waterskiing behind a blimp, or “blimp-skiing.” The previous record of nearly 5 miles was beat with the new record of 6.9 miles.
All motorized vessels are required to have a Lake Use Pass while operating on the lake. Daily Lake Use passes are $10 and can be purchased at all boat launch facilities. A separate fee may be charged for boat launching and facility day use, which varies per facility. Annual Passes may be purchased online and are valid for 12 months from date of issuance.
The lake is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and more information on lake use, regulations and fees can be found on the City of Lake Elsinore website. Make this summer unforgettable by experiencing the high speeds and shining waters of waterskiing at Lake Elsinore.