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Diamond Valley Lake

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2615 Angler Ave, Hemet, CA 92543-9703
+1 951-926-7201
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Meh

So to get to the place the cars are lined up to wait for their turns to get charged for admission... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Curious_bystander
via mobile
BEWARE: Closed on Mon and Tues

We saw the beautiful photos of the wildflowers other people had taken, so we drove up from San... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
DARRYL B
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San Diego, California
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Diamond Valley Lake is a drinking water reservoir built, owned and operated by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This reservoir is an important component to providing water for 18 million Southern Californians, and is a critical lifeline in times of drought. To protect this resource, no body contact with the water is permitted. However, the Diamond Valley Aquatic Center, located near the entrance to the lake, allows for plenty of fun in the water. The Diamond Valley Visitor Center and the Western Science Center, which houses 1 million paleo and archaeo artifacts found during the construction of the Lake, are also located at the entrance to Diamond Valley Lake. The Lake and the surrounding hills have also become known for the spectacular wildflower blooms each spring, and are popular among hikers. Non-motorized bicycles are also permitted on the Lake View Trail, and equestrians can enjoy the North Hills Trail.
  • Excellent39%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“water park” (3 reviews)
“porta potties” (3 reviews)
“hiking trails” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2615 Angler Ave, Hemet, CA 92543-9703
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

So to get to the place the cars are lined up to wait for their turns to get charged for admission. There are 2-3 people waiting at the entrance. It's $9 for parking and $2 each to hike. Overall we paid $13 for less than...More

1  Thank Curious_bystander
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We saw the beautiful photos of the wildflowers other people had taken, so we drove up from San Diego just to do the 2 mile hike around the poppy fields. It was march 20th. There was no information on the website saying they were closed...More

2  Thank DARRYL B
Hollie P, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Dear Darryl B. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Diamond Valley Lake. We are sorry that you were not informed in advance that we are closed on Monday and Tuesdays. I do hope you consider returning again in the next...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

We went to see the wildflower bloom and were not disappointed. It was a stunning display of California Poppies and others with a variety of colors.

1  Thank sndovale
Reviewed 27 March 2017

With the heavy rains that California had, all sorts of wild flowers of various colors and shapes have made the area around the Lake look so beautiful. You pay for your pass at the visitor center at the entrance to the lake, and then hike....More

1  Thank Henry H
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The walk and the views around the lake would ordinarily be OK to pretty good, but with the winter and spring rains being higher than normal, rate the wild flowers spectacular.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I never make public reviews of anything but this place earned a cautionary warning for all who may be interested. A visit to this beautiful reservoir turned out to be one of the worst encounters you are likely to experience. Wanting to take in the...More

12  Thank Bradley J
Hollie P, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Valley Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Dear Bradley J., thank you for taking the time to write a review of Diamond Valley Lake though we are disappointed to hear about your experience. Our objective is always to exceed the expectations of every guest and we apologize we fell short. We've had...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

I park my car at the bottom by the water park, and walk to where you take your boat to dock. It is a great walk, you get some incline. I gave seen numerous coyotes and other wildlife including an eagle!

1  Thank sandrafU9172NY
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for walking, nice area, good trail. Nice views good workout. Beautiful when the flowers are blooming.

Thank harley0215
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great place to go on a sunny day, you can rent a boat and spend the afternoon riding around the lake. You can see where they dug and found bones from a mammoth.

Thank momchurch
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It's a nice lake but the boats were slow and you weren't allowed to get off and swim or even get off onto the land around the lake. Meh...

1  Thank Jessica H
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clin2169
21 March 2017|
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Response from sandrafU9172NY | Reviewed this property |
Diamond Valley Lake is closed Monday and Tuesday. There is a path to view wildflowers and there is a $2 charge to walk the trails.
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