WOW! Hemet's Incredible Diamond Valley Lake!

by Craig MacDonald


Up the hill from the Center and Museum is beautiful Diamond Valley Lake - Southern California's largest drinking water reservoir and one of the finest fishing spots in the U.S.

Diamond Valley Lake Marina Office
(951) 926-7201 or (800) 590-LAKE
Directions available at:

"It's one of the top lakes around for bass fishing," said Dennis Wolcott, a fisherman and spokesperson for the Metropolitan Water District. "There's also great trout and blue gill fishing."

Wolcott said fishing is helping bring families back together. "There are a lot of families having so much enjoyment and camaraderie fishing from boats on the lake."

Jeff Leatherman, Manager of Diamond Valley Lake, said there's also a 21-mile Lake View Trail that has become a favorite of mountain bikers, who after a ride, rent a boat and go fishing.

He said the lake is open everyday (except Christmas) from Sunrise to one hour before Sunset.

For your next excursion, give yourself a three carat diamond of a time visiting the museum, center and lake in awesome Hemet. It will be an experience you'll cherish all your life.

California lake vacations are one of California's most popular vacations, believe it or not. Why? Fishing still is high on the list of sports activities enjoyed as a relaxing diversion from work and stress. With hundreds of great fishing and sports lakes to enjoy, you'll find California has a whole lot more than its ocean and beaches.


Diamond Valley Lake picture
fisherman in Hemet
boat on Diamond Valley Lake