Lake Elsinore is the largest natural freshwater lake in Southern California with 3,000 surface acres and over 14 miles of shoreline.
|The Lake is open from sunrise to sunset.|
Lake Elsinore is ideal for motor boating, jet skiiing, 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 (some areas restricted), and a tournament channel for professional ski instruction and club and pro competitions.
All motorized vessels (and sailboats over 8' in length), are required to have a Lake Use Pass when on the Lake. Daily Lake Use passes are $10 and can be purchased at all boat launch facilities. A separate fee may be charged for boat launching and facility day use, which varies per facility.
Annual Lake Use Passes, Annual Lakefront Use Passes, Annual Launch Passes are good for the calendar year and are available only at the Cashier at City Hall during regular business hours. Annual Resort Passes are available for calendar use of La Laguna Resort. Fishing is permitted by boat or from designated public fishing beaches. Anyone 16 years and older must have a valid California State fishing license. Annual Fishing Passes are available for purchase at City Hall and at La Laguna Resort and Boat Launch.
A summary of lake use and resort use regulations and fees can be found here.
Safety is our number one priority. All boaters must carry approved safety equipment and may be subject to inspection. Visitors are advised to heed all safety rules and posted signs in and around the Lake. Loaner life jackets for beach users are available at no cost. Be water wise and be safe. Please review the lake rules when planning a visit.
Lake and Aquatic Resources Department
Please contact the Community Services Department for further information regarding lake use, amenities, programming, and applicable regulations. Phone (951) 674-3124 ext. 265
Please contact the Public Works Department to report problems with buoys, docks, shoreline facilities or aeration system. Phone (951) 674-3124 ext. 301.
Lake Elsinore Update Presentation - January 30, 2017