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Small and Medium Beach Picnic Units

Lake Perris has 2 small and 1 medium sized group picnic units available for reservation in the day use swim beach areas. The areas are fenced and have shade ramadas, picnic tables, and a larger BBQ grill. These units are available by reservation only (same day reservations are accepted), on a first-come first-served basis. The units are available from 8:00 am until one hour before park closure each day.

Perris Beach (Lot 3): Two smaller group picnic areas near the restrooms in the Day Use area. 50 people maximum.
     Price: 50.00 per unit.
     Vehicles: All vehicles pay day use fees upon arrival, or present a valid California State Parks pass.

Moreno Beach (Lot 8/9): One medium sized group picnic area available for rent. 75 people maximum.
     Price: 100.00 per unit.
     Vehicles: All vehicles pay day use fees upon arrival, or present a valid California State Parks pass.

Call 951-940-5603 or e-mail for more information on all of our group sites.

Large Group Picnic Units

Lake Perris has 3 Group Picnic sites that can accommodate a maximum of 200 people per site. There are picnic tables, shade ramadas, and a kitchen area with a sink and barbeque grill. This site does not have RV hook-ups. There are electrical outlets available in the kitchen area and the restrooms for small household appliances.

Group Picnic Packet and site map (PDF)

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  • $180.00 per unit. Thirteen (13) parking passes are included.
  • $50.00 damage deposit, in the form of a check, is required at check-in.
Only 200 people and 38 vehicles maximum are allowed in each group unit.
If you will have more than 200 people or more than 38 vehicles, you will need to reserve another unit.

Vehicle Passes

Additional passes (up to the maximum) may be purchased for $5 each. Passes will be given to the group leader when the reservation is made. Hand out parking passes before entering the park. Guests who enter the park without a Group Picnic parking pass will be charged day use fees and will not be eligible for a refund. Day Use receipts are not valid in Group Picnic.

Availability and Reservations

Price quotes and availability information can be obtained by sending the dates of your request and a call back phone number to or by calling 951-940-5603. Reservations are made in person at the campground office or through the mail. Reservations are accepted up to a year in advance.

A reservation is only complete upon full payment.

When you call, we can give your group a seven (7) day courtesy hold for a specific site and date to allow you time to bring or mail your full payment. On the 8th day, the hold will be removed and the site and dates will be available for others to reserve. As certain sites and dates are in high demand, extensions cannot be given on courtesy holds.


We accept cash, credit, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal and company checks are accepted if received 30 days prior to your event date. Payment cannot be made over the phone at this time.

Only full payment will be accepted for reservations.

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in time is 8:00 am. Check-out time is 1 hour before park closure.

There are no early check-ins or late check-outs without renting the units for another night.

The group leader or pre-determined designee must check-in at the Luiseno Campground office with the $50.00 damage deposit, in the form of a check, and complete a check-in walkthrough with park staff before the group can set up. The check will be returned to you at the end of your check-out walkthrough if the site is in the same condition that you reserved it in. All groups must attend walkthroughs.

Special Events

Special Event permits are required for activities that are different from general park use including, but not limited to, jumpers, bounce houses, catering, contests, item/food sales, PA systems, bands, etc. Large circus style tents (20’ x 20’ or larger) require a special event permit and an additional fee. Permits must be submitted 30 days prior to the event date.

Special Event Permit (pdf)
Special Event Permit (excel, note the multiple tabs. This can be filled out and printed).


To receive a refund, the reservation must be cancelled 60 days before the event.

Refunds are not given for:

  • Adverse weather conditions
  • No-shows
  • Group guests without a valid group tag who pay day use fees at the gates
  • Reservations canceled less than 60 days before the event
  • Damage deposit if the site has been vandalized
  • Eviction from the park by California State Park Rangers and/or police officers.
Please direct calls regarding cancellations to the campground at 951-940-5603 or by e-mailing