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Special Event Permit

  Special Event Permit (excel) - Please note the multiple tabs. Information can be added directly to the form.

  Full Special Event Policy (pdf) - The full Special Event Policy for Lake Perris SRA, including Fishing Tournaments, Concerts, Triathlons, Dog Shows, Weddings, etc.

In brief: Special Events are required for items including (but not limited to):

  • Amplified music
  • PA systems
  • Bands
  • Disc jockeys
  • Bounce houses
  • Large circus tents (20' x 20' and larger. Extra fees will apply)
  • Outside catering companies
  • Selling items
  • Obstacle Courses
  • If fees will be charged of guests

Special Event Fees and Process:

A completed Special Event Permit, correct Certificate of General Liability Insurance, and non-refundable $25.00 administrative fee must be received by the park in order to be processed. Only complete packets will be processed.

Complete packets must be submitted at least 30 days in advance or they will be subject to a 100.00 late fee to expedite the permit. Special Event Permits will not be accepted 14 days before a scheduled event. For auditing purposes, only one event date will be allowed on each permit.

Completed packets can be sent to:

Lake Perris SRA
Attn: Jessica Kruppa / Special Events
17801 Lake Perris Dr.
Perris, CA 92571

You may also submit the paper documents via e-mail at and mail the appropriate fees to the address above, or submit the entire packet to the campground staff. If you have questions, you can call Jessica at 951-940-5610.

Fishing Tournaments

Fishing Tournaments of any size require a DPR Special Event Permit, in addition to the Department of Fish and Game permit.

Completed packet:
1. Special Event Permit
2. Copies of the Department of Fish and Game Permit(s)
3. Certificate of General Liability Insurance.
4. Payment of required permit fees to California Department of Parks and Recreation

Please download and thoroughly read the following Fishing Tournament Permit Packet and follow the instructions in order to apply for a Fishing Tournament event date at Lake Perris SRA.

  Fishing Tournament Permit Packet (Excel)

NOTICE: As of 8/31/2015, NIGHT TOURNAMENTS will not be allowed Friday, Saturday, or Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Night Tournaments may be approved for weekdays.

Due to the drought, the park is down to a single launch ramp and wait times are such that we can not ensure a prompt afternoon launch time for tournament participants. When the park has a second launch ramp again, we will revisit the issue of night tournaments on summer weekends.

RV Rallies

RV Rallies are given special pricing during our off season between October 1st and April 30th. A minimum of 5 RV’s are required to qualify for the rally pricing.

Requests for very large groups are required 12 months in advance in order to arrange for the requested sites to be held. Smaller groups may be able to apply with less time, depending upon availability.

  Lake Perris RV Rally Packet

Filming Permits

The Lake Perris State Recreation Area is one of the State’s most popular recreation destinations. The lake is 3 miles long and 2 miles across with about 10 miles of accessible shoreline.  The lake elevation is 1,560 feet and the average water temperature is about 70° degrees. Lake Perris is surrounded by mountains which have a vast amount of wildlife to explore.

Filming at Lake Perris requires a permit through the California Film Commission. For more information, visit the Filming in State Parks Webpage.

 Filming in State Parks Webpage

 Film Activity Form (Not a Permit)