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Address: 2615 Angler Ave, Hemet, CA 92543-9703
Phone Number:
+1 951-926-7201
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Diamond Valley Lake is a drinking water reservoir built, owned and operated...

Diamond Valley Lake is a drinking water reservoir built, owned and operated by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This reservoir is an important component to providing water for 18 million Southern Californians, and is a critical lifeline in times of drought.

To protect this resource, no body contact with the water is permitted. However, the Diamond Valley Aquatic Center, located near the entrance to the lake, allows for plenty of fun in the water. The Diamond Valley Visitor Center and the Western Science Center, which houses 1 million paleo and archaeo artifacts found during the construction of the Lake, are also located at the entrance to Diamond Valley Lake.

The Lake and the surrounding hills have also become known for the spectacular wildflower blooms each spring, and are popular among hikers. Non-motorized bicycles are also permitted on the Lake View Trail, and equestrians can enjoy the North Hills Trail.

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Beautiful lake, value depends on your activity

If you're planning to spend a full day, and bringing your own boat, it's probably 5 stars for value and experience. The lake itself is truly a picturesque gem. If you're just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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Riverside, California
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Hemet
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I park my car at the bottom by the water park, and walk to where you take your boat to dock. It is a great walk, you get some incline. I gave seen numerous coyotes and other wildlife including an eagle!

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for walking, nice area, good trail. Nice views good workout. Beautiful when the flowers are blooming.

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Hemet, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go on a sunny day, you can rent a boat and spend the afternoon riding around the lake. You can see where they dug and found bones from a mammoth.

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Thank momchurch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It's a nice lake but the boats were slow and you weren't allowed to get off and swim or even get off onto the land around the lake. Meh...

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Thank Jessica H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The lake is beautiful. We didn't do any boating. Just looked at it. The first yea we went we could not see the dock. This time the water level was low.

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It was abit hot however my kids love to fish and this seemd to be the perfect place for fishing however after several ocassions here still havent caught a fish.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I was looking to past the time and what a great place to do that.....so fishing it is. You can rent the pole buy bait and even rent a boat if that tickles your fancy but fishing on the side of the lake is the best for me! I didn't catch a fish but I really enjoyed my day there.....very... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

If you're planning to spend a full day, and bringing your own boat, it's probably 5 stars for value and experience. The lake itself is truly a picturesque gem. If you're just looking for a place to take an exercise walk less than a couple hours, the fees are excessive. There isn't an hourly rate for parking or walking, it's... More 

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Rena, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Its a very beautiful lake, but it is sad that we cannot swim in it. There is some places you can fish from shore or in a motor boat in the lake - but NO swimming! It is hot here most of the year so to be able to swim in the lake would of been nice.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I was introduced to DVL about 3 years ago. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful lake! The water level was low, but that was the same for most lakes. Then things got better! I got to know the Staff! I met Sarah, who works the marina office. Sarah has always been so helpful in getting me and my... More 

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