The Lake

Lake Elsinore, is ideal for motor boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, wake boarding, kayaking, and fishing.  It boasts public beaches with picnic and shade features, plenty of safe easy-access parking, a three-mile levee for hiking, nature watching and fishing, and a tournament channel for professional ski instruction and club and pro competitions.
The 3,300-acre lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in Southern California, it beckons visitors to exciting water sports and many others choose to simply relax at the lake while sunbathing or picnicking along its beautiful shores.
The scenic Ortega Mountains and Cleveland National Forest rise above the lake to create a picture-perfect paradise, providing opportunities for camping at El Caruso Campground, hiking the trails, horseback riding, bird watching and wildlife viewing, and mountain biking.
Campgrounds & Boat Launches