Lake Elsinore is located along Interstate 15 between Corona and Temecula California. The city of Lake Elsinore is the second oldest in Riverside County.
Lake Elsinore is kept at a healthy level of 1200 feet and is Southern California’s largest natural freshwater lake and offers year-round boating and fishing.
Public access and a boat launch are located at the end of Lakeshore drive on the north side of the lake. There are also several private boat launches situated around the lake offering boat and jet ski rentals.
Fishing is popular at Lake Elsinore with anglers targeting bass, catfish, carp, bluegill and crappie. There are several national fishing tournaments held at the lake each year including the Extreme Bass Fishing Tournament.
Lake Elsinore also has several RV resorts around the lake perfect for a weekend camping trip or extended stay. Lake Elsinore Marina & RV Resort offers lakefront camping for RV and tent campers, boat launch with daily & weekly and long term rates.
Crane Lakeside Park & RV Resort is a 121-space park that offers full hook for long and short term RV visitors. Lake Park RV Resort and Lodge is a luxury resort that offers motel rooms and RV spaces.
The Lake is open from sunrise to sunset. Motorized boats and sailboats over 8 feet in length are required to have a Lake Use Pass. A public beach is located at 500 Lakeshore Drive.
First time visitors will be pleasantly surprised to see how scenic Lake Elsinore is with the Ortega Mountains as a backdrop. With so many nearby attraction, Lake Elsinore is a perfect day trip destination.
Lake Elsinore Day Trip Things To Do
A popular places to visit near Lake Elsinore include Tom’s Farm Produce Stand and family park. Toms Farm includes a produce market, restaurants, stores, family rides and even a miniature train. Tom’s is a great place to stock up on snacks before you head to the Lake Elisnore.
Orange Empire Railway Museum is just 15 miles from the lake and well worth the trip. Visitors to the museum can ride on classic trolleys and passenger trains of California’s past. One ticket is good trains rides all day long. Free admission and parking.
Lake Elsinore Outlet Mall is a huge outdoor shopping center jam packed with factory outlet stores. The outlet mall is conveniently located next to Interstate 15 and the lake is just a couple of minutes drive from the stores.
Ortega Highway is the gateway to the Cleveland National Forest offering hiking, biking and camping opportunities.
If your in the mood for a romantic outing the Temecula wine county is a short drive from Lake Elsinore. Visit Lake Elisnore for the day, as a camping destination or weekend getaway.
Lake Elsinore is located along Interstate 15 about midway between Corona and Temecula California.