2020 Guide to Lake Skinner Camping (2022)

Hello there! Today we are going to be discussing some things about camping at Lake Skinner, one of the most popular areas to go in the Temecula part of California. The topics that we will be covering today include what is it known for, when is the best time in a year to visit Lake Skinner, what campsites are there, some of the things that you should know before, as well as is it suitable for you to camp there? So, without any further ado, let’s dive into it together now!

What is Lake Skinner Known For?

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To begin, Lake Skinner has always been well known for the famous Wine and Balloon Festival. It’s been happening for more than 35+ years and it’s always an incredible sight to see all of the balloons rising over the California horizon. Even better, the wine is always fantastic. Look for this festival to typically be held in the end of May.

Lake Skinner has always been known for its beautiful natural environment which offers a spectacular view to the visitors. Apart from that, there are also a lot of recreational activities that the visitors may choose to participate in. Examples of recreational activities that the visitors can take part in Lake Skinner are picnicking, camping, hiking, splash pad, horseback riding, fishing as well as sailing. There are also some picnic benches as well as two shade shelters that the visitors may use to have a picnic activity comfortably with their family members.

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Next, there is a barbecue provided for visitors to enhance the experience of enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. On top of that, there is also a camping site that is available for visitors to stay for a night to enjoy the real experience of sleeping with the sounds of mother nature. Visitors may also be able to get the things that they need such as a fishing bait from the camp store that is available in Lake Skinner. Keep in mind that your current registration, license, and insurance is needed if you plan to camp in here so make sure you bring the documents along with you.

When is the best time of the Year to Visit Lake Skinner?

The best time for you to visit Lake Skinner is from the 1st of March to the 31st of October. The reason is that this is the time where the splash pad is opened and it will only be available during this time as it is opened seasonally. It will be closed from the 1st of November up until the 28th of February as well as on non-holidays Mondays. It will be opened on Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and on holiday Mondays from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Apart from that, the Park Hours for the Day Use will start from 6 a.m. until the sunset on Sunday to Saturday.

What Camp Sites are There?

Skinner Lake currently has two campsites that have been listed as primitive and they are the group equestrian as well as equestrian campsites. The group site can hold for up to 12 camping units at a time. The fees that will be charged for loop A and B group sites are currently $150 and $320 respectively. On the other hand, the fees that will be charged for the primitive equestrian sites are only $15 per night and as for the group equestrian site, the fees that will be charged to visitors will be around $150 per night. If you would like to make any reservations for the campsite that you wish to reserve, then you may simply call (800) 234-7275 to be notified.

The Lake Skinner Campsites consists of two group camping loop which is loop A and B. Every loop has 16 available sites. For every single loop, a maximum of 16 rigs are permitted and for every rig, a maximum of 6 people are allowed to stay in there which makes the total amount of people that are permitted in every area of the group to be 96 people. Keep in mind that the group areas can be reserved for fewer people with the condition that all of the 16 sites have to be paid completely.

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Things to Know Before Going?

The first thing that you need to keep in mind is that don’t forget to bring your current license, registration as well as insurance so that you will be able to camp in Lake Skinner without any problems. The area has been known to have an active DNR presence and frequently gives out tickets.

Next, if you ar planning to do any cycling activities in Lake Skinner then don’t forget to bring your helmet along with you otherwise you wouldn’t be able to have any cycling activities later on as the rules in Lake Skinner have made it compulsory for the bicycle riders to wear a helmet during their cycling activities. This is done to prevent anyone from having a fatal injury from any potential accidents that could happen here.

Moving on, if you are going to visit Lake Skinner with the intention that you would have some fishing activities with your family members then it’s highly recommended for you to bring along your valid State fishing permit so that you won’t have any problems fishing there.

If you plan to capture the beautiful landscape of Lake Skinner by using your drones then you need to change your plan as drones are not allowed to be used in Lake Skinner. Apart from that, the camping fees that you can expect is around $25 to $40 per night, the day-use fees will be around $6 per adult, $3 per child, the fishing fee will be $10 per adult, $8 per child for the whole day, the boat-launch fee will be $7, the pets fee will be $2 each for one day and finally the sewage dump fee for non-camper will be $20.

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Should You Go Camping There?

Yes, you definitely should camp in Lake Skinner as it is the perfect place for you to have your camping activities as the campsites are full with hook-ups. The clean natural environment also makes Lake Skinner a great destination for you to spend some quality time with your family members by camping there. Some amenities may be helpful for you to have fun with your family members and it includes the camp store, running trails, equestrian trails, splash pad, fishing spots, barbecue place, as well as horseshoe pits.

Also, keep in mind that the weather conditions may affect the duration of the splash pad hours. Next, you may also be able to choose to have some picnicking activities with your friends and family members at the picnic benches and there is also a wide grass area which is open to be used by visitors. The main three campground areas are the perfect place for you to have your camping activities because they are spacious, clean and comfortable to be used. You definitely should go camping in Lake Skinner as it can be considered as one of the best places for you to camp. Just don’t forget to bring all the necessary documents mentioned previously to avoid any kinds of problems there.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, Lake Skinner is one of the best locations for you to appreciate the beauty of the green lush scenery while at the same time spending some quality time with your family members to have some fun. Outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, boating, picnicking, as well as horseback riding may help you to encourage your family members to practice a healthy lifestyle. Lake Skinner is without a doubt the perfect place for you to camp together with your friends and families.

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It's one of the best places to go near Temecula and has the famous wine and balloon festival. Here are our thoughts on Lake Skinner Camping

The topics that we will be covering today include what is it known for, when is the best time in a year to visit Lake Skinner, what campsites are there, some of the things that you should know before, as well as is it suitable for you to camp there?. To begin, Lake Skinner has always been well known for the famous Wine and Balloon Festival.. It’s been happening for more than 35+ years and it’s always an incredible sight to see all of the balloons rising over the California horizon.. Examples of recreational activities that the visitors can take part in Lake Skinner are picnicking, camping, hiking, splash pad, horseback riding, fishing as well as sailing.. Visitors may also be able to get the things that they need such as a fishing bait from the camp store that is available in Lake Skinner.. The reason is that this is the time where the splash pad is opened and it will only be available during this time as it is opened seasonally.. The fees that will be charged for loop A and B group sites are currently $150 and $320 respectively.. On the other hand, the fees that will be charged for the primitive equestrian sites are only $15 per night and as for the group equestrian site, the fees that will be charged to visitors will be around $150 per night.. The Lake Skinner Campsites consists of two group camping loop which is loop A and B.. Keep in mind that the group areas can be reserved for fewer people with the condition that all of the 16 sites have to be paid completely.. The first thing that you need to keep in mind is that don’t forget to bring your current license, registration as well as insurance so that you will be able to camp in Lake Skinner without any problems.. The clean natural environment also makes Lake Skinner a great destination for you to spend some quality time with your family members by camping there.. Some amenities may be helpful for you to have fun with your family members and it includes the camp store, running trails, equestrian trails, splash pad, fishing spots, barbecue place, as well as horseshoe pits.. Next, you may also be able to choose to have some picnicking activities with your friends and family members at the picnic benches and there is also a wide grass area which is open to be used by visitors.. The main three campground areas are the perfect place for you to have your camping activities because they are spacious, clean and comfortable to be used.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.Popular mentions3.518 reviewsExcellent7Very good3Average5Poor2Terrible1trueirishgirl68Parker, CO11 contributionsGood campground could use a good clean upThe lake is large and has easy access to fish, kayak or paddle board. We did some paddle boarding on the lake and really enjoyed. Water was perfect temp and was easy to get paddle boards into lake. We stayed at campground A, which was very full of tent campers, we have a 5th wheel. I would suggest if you are in an RV/fifth wheel stay in B or C. Even though park filled up over the weekend the noise level wasn't too bad. There are many families/kids as there is a very cool "splash pad" and large play ground. There seems to be multiple camp "host" but we didn't see any of them the whole week we were there. We were wondering what exactly they do? The camp ground could use a good clean up. There was debris and trash and the camp sites themselves could use a good cleaning. I only mention this because the very LARGE black birds swoop in after folks leave to feed off trash/debris left behind. If you have dogs there is a nice trail all around camp ground to walk as well as lots of open grass space. But what out for folks that don't follow the leash rules or clean up. Again, where is the host to help with this??? The cost is very reasonable so I guess you can over look the clean up part. We had no problems with hook ups. The camp store is nice and has many items if you need something. We will stay here again but choose loop B or C next time.Written July 14, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.Time4DirtMurrieta, CA143 contributionsPlan long delay to get in parkCouplesWhen we Arrived at the gate we were 14th in line. It Took 40 minutes to enter the park. The CG was very full, it was noisy all weekend. There were barking dogs, dogs not on leashes, remote control cars, electric scooters, loud stereos. People up partying till after 1am around their fires. It Appears all “camp rules” are ignored. Bathrooms were clean. Our Fire pit at spot was left dirty and had trash in it when we arrived. The park in general is very nice. This was our 4th time here and only time it had been so loud. Make sure you check out the camp store and walk down to the lake.Written March 8, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.Ronald DMurrieta, CA2 contributionsroutine breakawayeverything was great, walking, boating g, fishing, and much more also great for kidsvery safe, well septs and clean.Written May 13, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.DanaRanNewport Beach, California3 contributionsBeautiful park, some awful peopleWe camped here for the weekend. Beautiful park and beautiful lake. Staff at the front gate was amazing. Apparently there's a known issue (not known to us) that if you navigate away while making your reservation on the county website, you get redirected to a different campground, practically in AZ (Mayflower). Thankfully, the woman at the front gate found our reservation in the system, explained that this happens a lot, AND found us an overflow spot with full hookups! She was AWESOME. The campground itself was like a parking lot. We had awesome neighbors next to us, but there were some seriously inconsiderate people here in general. People repeatedly honking modified truck horns late at night, like they're in high school thinking anyone will be impressed (or just to be a jerk), and several people playing bad music so loud, you can't listen to something you actually like in your own campsite. We won't be going back. There are just too many other nice places to visit. It made boondocking very enticing.Written March 16, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.ppinoyCarson, CA182 contributionsWas a good placeI have stayed here twice previously since we found how nice it was first with a rental motorhome, then the following year with our Travel Trailer. This time, we arrived a day early which was fine with RivCo Parks reservations. Staying at Group B area along the grass which our dogs love, the shade trees, and the non-crowded days during the week, this was our little get away. This last trip, we encountered so many bugs in the evening which you could not enjoy sitting outside with the warm evening. We were trapped inside the trailer from 5pm til the next morning. Since we had to walk our dogs so they could relieve themselves, it was like a cloud of bugs around your head, plus they would enter the trailer when you opened the screen door.The next morning, we had called the Rivco Parks reservation if we could get a refund or credit for the remaining two days stay. They said to contact the park Rangers. We talked to the Ranger, explaining how miserable it was with all the bugs the night before. He explained this is nature and he could not do anything about the recent bloom of bugs. He said he would explain this to his Supervisor and get back with me. Later said to fill out a credit form at the front gate. After I filled out and turned in the form with the gate attendants help, they said the office would make a decision. A couple weeks later, we were denied. I really don’t understand why we were denied even credit for future stay. Their decision to deny even credit has left a bitter taste. Since then, I have not considered staying at any of RivCo parks facilities in the future.Written March 12, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.SouthernboypilotApple Valley, CA3 contributionsSummer picnic and partyThis is a BEAUTIFUL park! Our party reserved a picnic area next to a HUGE grassy area where the kids ran and played soccer and football and had a great time. We BBQ'd hamburgers and hot dogs and had plenty of shade from the trees and permanent cabana on the site. The whole park is well landscaped and pleasant to be in! We are going back in a few months for another family picnic because the last one was so fun!Written February 11, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.Lake Skinner Employee1 contributionLake Skinner InformationBusinessHello! I’m making this review in hopes to give people some correct information about lake Skinner & help you plan accordingly! I am an employee of Lake Skinner so this is current information. Park Entrance Fees - $3 ages 2-11$6 ages 12 & up.$2 per dogThere are no additional parking fees. After paying entrance fee you are free to roam the park.Prices are subject to change during events & holidays so call ahead to make sure there are no addition fees if you are planning to stay during a holiday or event. You can call 951-926-1541Camping Fees -$25 water only$35 water & electric $40 full hookups You can make camping reservations by calling 951-926-1541 or by going to rivcoparks.orgFishing fees - A California fishing license is required for anyone wanting to fish and is 16 or older.1 day - $16.202 Days - $25.101 year (calendar year) - $49.94Add ons -Ocean enhancement - $5.662nd rod validation - $15.69A Lake Skinner fishing permit is also required. Age 2-11 - $8 per dayAge 12 & up - $10 a dayYou can purchase these permits when paying for park entrance fees with cash or a card or at the Camp Store with cash only. Just think of it as paying a California fishing fee as well as a lake Skinner fishing fee.Boat Rentals -Lake Skinner Marina does not take boat reservations. It is first come first serve. They also do not offer any type of discounts. To get ahold of the Marina call 951-926-8515. The marina phone number is incorrect on all websites and if you call the 1501 number you will be calling the Camp Store.14 ft aluminum fishing boat with a motor (4 people max) - $35 for the first 2 hours $10 each additional hour$75 all day$100 depositPontoon boats (10 people max) -$85 for the first 2 hours$20 each additional hour$250 depositKayaks & Canoes (1 or 2 person)$10 for the first hour$7 each additional hour$30 depositYou must be at least 16 yrs or age with a valid drivers license to be eligible to rent a boat. Life vests and seating pads are provided. Keep in mind that these boats are older and don’t look the best but they do their job. No fishing is allowed on kayaks.Marina hours are 6am - 6pm every day. Last time to rent a boat is at 4pm.Bringing your own boat?$7 launch feeMust have your boat inspected.Every boater must have a life vest, a red or orange flag, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher, and a whistle or blow horn. These items can be purchased at the camp store if you forget something.Call 951-926-1541 for information on boat regulations.Camp Store -Phone number 951-926-1505Hours - Sun-Thurs 6am - 6pm Fri & Sat 6am - 8pmThe Camp Store is an individual from the rest of the park. The Camp Store is over the Marina and Rv & Boat Storage. They do not have anything to do with camping or the splash pad. There is a restaurant and bathrooms right next door to the Camp Store. The restaurant is only open Thurs-Sun.Things to do -Splash Pad - hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm. Closed on Mondays for regular maintenance.Outdoor Playgrounds Biking - the camp-store now has bike rentals for $10 an hour or $40 all day.Walking - I know the websites say there is hiking but there really isn’t. Just a small walking trail.PicnicsThe are large grass areas for sports and running aroundKite flyingBBQsCamp fires for roasting and smore making.Things to know -Bring mosquito spray and ant spray. Mosquitos are bad right now and some camp sites are ant infested so be prepared to possibly get an ant infested camp site. There are no fishing pole rentals. The Camp Store will sometimes close early on Holidays. Also be sure to keep your bikes at the bike racks if you ride to the camp store, it is a safety hazard. Be prepared to possibly get some noisy and disruptive camp neighbors. Unfortunately quiet time is not regulated. Drinking is allowed in the park and the camp-store sells beer but not any hard alcohol. Be prepared for cold nights by bringing sweatshirts and blankets. If you do end up forgetting something, the Camp Store most likely has what you need but be aware of their store hours. The Camp store employees can’t make exceptions for you once they’ve closed. I hope this information was helpful and enjoy you’re stay at Lake Skinner!Written July 6, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.Dale WClayton, CA1,501 contributionsDecent Enough Recreation AreaFriendsI camped here a couple nights as part of a large group that was having a competition on the lake itself. The camping is "primitive,"; that is, generally, the nearest bathrooms to the campsites were outhouses, and not very clean ones. There are actually restrooms with toilets and showers that are about 50 to 100 yards away, depending on where one camps. Those were clean and fairly well maintained, as were others scattered around at the lake. The campsites we were at had both running water and electrical hook-ups; it was an interesting sight to see several phones hanging off the power outlets getting charged. Each campsite also had its own fire ring and table and enough room to park two vehicles, albeit tightly. We utilized the small boats for the event; they were about 14' long with small Tohatsu outboard motors that were easy to operate. Pontoon boats were also available to rent. Be foerwarned that there is no swimming allowed in the lake.Written May 23, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.desendingEastvale, CA428 contributionsRV camping, Fishing,and hiking CouplesAt the Entrance the host and the Rangers were very polite and easy to talk too. As for the store for fishing call first ask about the fishing month and what’s being used. Most of all talk to the Rangers first as what’s being used. We had a great time met some wonderful people camping a the host name Sam great guy. We’ll be back in the future. Caught one Trout 17”can’t complain. Written January 23, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.TheQs2017Temecula, CA49 contributionsLake Skinner RV ParkCouplesWe stayed at the RV park at Lake Skinner for a week. The campground was fairly clean. During the week it was very quiet, but on the weekends it was very full and very rowdy. People parked in the fire lane completely blocking it, and park patrol did nothing about it. Also quiet hours were not enforced.There are supposed to be camp host in each section of the campgrounds. We never saw one the entire time we were there. Apparently the only thing they do is work the gate and do not have anything to do with the paying guests. The nicest employee we met worked for the boat rental. He was very kind and courteous and went out of his way to make our visit to the boat rental exceptional.Something for families to note: Park maintenance is done by prisoners on work release. You will notice all the court-appointed parking spaces in the park.We would go back again, but definitely never in high season especially since even in low season the weekends become a free-for-all. Also, if you expect to be able to walk around the lake, you can't. Only boats and fisherman can access the lake. It is a non-human contact Lake which serves as a water supply.Written October 4, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.2Showing results 1-10 of 18

If you have dogs there is a nice trail all around camp ground to walk as well as lots of open grass space.. But what out for folks that don't follow the leash rules or clean up.. The park in general is very nice.. Make sure you check out the camp store and walk down to the lake.. We camped here for the weekend.. Camping Fees -$25 water only$35 water & electric $40 full hookups You can make camping reservations by calling 951-926-1541 or by going to rivcoparks.org. Boat Rentals -Lake Skinner Marina does not take boat reservations.. No fishing is allowed on kayaks.Marina hours are 6am - 6pm every day.. Last time to rent a boat is at 4pm.. We had a great time met some wonderful people camping a the host name Sam great guy.. We stayed at the RV park at Lake Skinner for a week.

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