Take a short trip to Lake Hemet this summer and enjoy the many activities it has to offer while taking precautions to social distance and follow other CDC recommendations. Located in the Santa Ana Watershed, Lake Hemet has plenty of sprawling space for you to catch a big gulp of fresh air and take in some of that summer sun!
While reservations for a cabin may be difficult to obtain during the summer, you can choose to reserve a spot at one of Lake Hemet’s beautiful campgrounds. Experience some nights under the stars and get in touch with the beauty that Riverside County’s watersheds have to offer.
You don’t have to spend the night to fully experience Lake Hemet – go for a relaxing day of fishing! The lake is stocked with 1,300 pounds of Trout, Bass, Blue Gill and Catfish during the summer months. If fishing is not your thing, You can also rent a kayak and spend an hour or two rowing along the calm waters. Kayaking can allow you to get into smaller, more shallow spots than regular boats can.
Hiking is another activity that can be done while social distancing and Lake Hemet offers numerous trails ranging in difficulty. When hiking, remember that these beautiful waterways and parks must remain clean so let’s remember not to litter and always pick up after yourself while out on the trail.
Please check out Lake Hemet’s website before heading out for any updates related to COVID-19 closures and restrictions. Remember to practice social distancing when out on the trail and where a mask when you cannot keep six feet away from others. You can learn more about social distancing practices and recommendations here.