Elsinore Lake

Location and Directions:

32040 Riverside Dr.
Lake Elsinore, Ca. 92530
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     Lake Elsinore is located in Riverside Co. off hwy. 15. From Los Angeles take I-5 south to hwy 91 east. Go south on I-15 to the Main St. exit.

General Info:

     The lake has 3,300 surface acres and 15 miles of shoreline, including 5 miles of foot-access beach for fishing. Elevation is 1,228 feet. Entrance fee is $5 per car and $6 to use the launch ramp. There are numerous campgrounds around the lake from $15-$20 per night. There is also numerous snack bars and marinas around the lake. (909) 674-3124, (909) 471-1212.

Other lakes and rivers in the area:
Lake Hemet
Perris Lake
Diamond Valley Lake
Lake Skinner
Lake Fulmor

Boating Info:

    All boaters are required to have a Lake Use Pass when on the Lake. Daily Lake Use passes are $15 and can be purchased at all boat launch facilities. A separate fee may be charged for boat launching and day use, which varies per facility. Annual Lake Use Passes, good for the calendar year are available only at the Cashier at City Hall during regular business hours.

Fishing Info:

    This lake was once regarded as a "boating only" lake, but has recently become a hot spot for So. California anglers. The City of Elsinore has recently taken great measures to improve the fishery in this lake including structure and habitat building and regular fish stockings. White bass were planted in early 2005 to control the enourmous carp population there. Trout, bass, white bass, panfish, catfish and carp can be taken here in good numbers. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.

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  • FNN member "Captwoody" went to Lake Elsinore for a few hours and pulled in a nice channel cat!>>>Report

  • Comments and Tips:

    LMB's are being caught around the marina's and nice crappie along the bouy line. Watch the birds they are around the wiper boils. I hear that some around 10 lbs. have been caught. I also heard that a couple of guys lost their poles when the wipes hit the bait and they wern't ready for the hard strikes. The lake is looking a whole lot better now thanks to the city. Giovanni Tancredi -Elsinore Resident.

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