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Hesperia Lake Park

7500 Arrowhead Lake Road

760-244-5951 or 1-800-521-6332

Hesperia Lake Park logo; Trout and Catfish cartoon, Hesperia Recreation and Park District

You asked for it!
We stocked 500lb. of Lightning Trout & 500lb. of Rainbow Trout on 3/9/2023.
Follow us YouTube @HesperiaParks for more stock videos.


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Click Here to view or download the latest Fishing Report.

Season Record:

12 Pound Rainbow Trout
Javier Sifuentes, Hesperia
Caught on the North Shore, near the Drain, on yellow cheese PowerBait

Javier Sifuentes, from Hesperia, caught this beautiful 12 Pound trout. He currently holds the record for this season's largest trout catch.


Map of Hesperia Lake Park
Hesperia Lake Park RulesHesperia Lake Park Rules 2Hesperia Lake Map

There is no entry fee to the park itself.


The store at Hesperia Lake Park is open every day of the year except Christmas Day to serve the needs of anglers, campers, and picnickers. Anyone wishing to fish or camp must first register at the Lake Store. The store is well stocked with an ample supply of bait and tackle, as well as a variety of camping supplies, drinks, and snacks. Store hours vary throughout the seasons.

We accept cash, Visa, and Mastercard (no American Express or Discover). 

Lake Hours

Lake/Park Day Use Hours:    
Daily - Dawn to Dusk                                    

Lake Store and Fishing Hours:*
Monday - Sunday - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please Don't Touch the Wildlife

Baby duck

We appreciate your help in respecting all of the wonderful wildlife at Hesperia Lake Park. It's especially important during spring/early summer when there are a lot of little ones about the park that can suffer from being chased, touched, picked up, or other traumas.

~Please do your part to monitor children in your care as well, and teach them to observe and respect the wildlife from a distance.


In the pics: These little ducklings were abandoned by their parents after being handled by humans. This is a common practice we are trying to help avoid on our watch.

Baby duck



OHV's of any kind are not permitted on the property
    Up-close photo of a bonfire

    Looking for an escape? Hesperia Lake is open for camping throughout the year. Open spaces and cool clear air make a perfect setting for spending quality time with the family. A variety of sites are available at Hesperia Lake to accommodate RV’s and tent campers. All sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. RV sites will accommodate a vehicle up to 40 feet in length. All sites have electricity and most sites have water.  We do not have a dump station.  Restrooms and showers are available at no extra charge. Potable water is located throughout the campground. 


    Standard Overnight Rate:  $40.00 per night
    Sites 1-50
    Limit 6 people/2 pets/2 vehicles per site

    Discount Rate:  $35.00 per site, per night
    (Discounted Rate is for District Residents, Active Military, Veterans, and standalone Nonprofit Organizations benefitting residents of the District.
    Must show ID)

    Group Tent Area:  $55 per night
    Limit 20 people/5 pets/5 vehicles

    Please call the Lake Store to reserve a campsite at (760) 244-5951.  Reservations are not available online. 

    Please Note, Effective March 1, 2023, Camping Rates will be the following:

    New Camping Rates: Effective March 1, 2023. Sites 1-50: $40.00/site/night. Limit 6 people/2 vehicles/2 pets per site. (Holidays and special events $60.00/site/night). Group Tent Area 1: $60.00/night. Limit 25 people/5 vehicles/5 pets. (Holidays and Special events $90.00/night). Group Tent Area 2 (Dry Camping): $55.00/night. Limit 10 people/4 vehicles/4 pets. (Holidays and special events $82.50/night). Discounted rate District Residents, Active Military, and Veterans (Must show ID) Sites 1-50 $35.00/night (Holidays and special events $52.50/site/night). Group Site 1 $55.00/night (Holidays and special events $82.50/night). Group site 2 $50.00/night (Holidays and special events $75.00/night). Equestrian: $20.00/site/night limit 6 people/1 rig and trailer/ 2 corrals. For more information visit


    Camping Rules 2021.pdf
    Map of campground at Hesperia Lake Park


    It's trout season!  We will be stocking 1,000 Lb. of rainbow trout from Mt. Lassen Trout Farm every Thursday, unless otherwise posted.  Keep up to date on our social media: Facebook - @HesperiaLakePark, and Instagram - @TheRealHesperiaLakePark.  Fishing is allowed on stock days, but the stock cove is roped off.  Be sure to arrive early as lines form in the early hours.  

    No state fishing license is required. Hesperia Lake is a pay-to-fish lake.

    • Adults pay $25.00 per session and have a five (5) fish limit.
    • Children 10 years and younger are $13.00 with paid adult and have a two (2) fish limit. 

    Patrons must present identification.  

    Seniors who live within Hesperia Recreation and Park District boundaries can fish for only $22.00 with a five (5) fish limit.

    Hesperia Recreation and Park District wants to say THANK YOU for your time and service!  All active-duty military and veterans receive the following special:
    $22.00 per session w/ Military I.D., with a five (5) fish limit.

    $225 for 10 days of fishing!
    $198 for Military and Hesperia Seniors 

    Hesperia Lake Park Fishing Rules



    Anthony's Fishing Corner 🐟🎣

    Carolina Rig

    Anthony shows us how to tie up the Carolina Rig so you can drop your lines and reel in a big one.

    He uses:
    • 2 oz. Egg Sinker
    • Red Bead
    • Swivel
    • Size 4 Fishing Hook (can use a Size 2 hook)

    Anthony also shows us how to tie the Improved Clinch Knot (diagram below).  


    Improved Clinch Knot Instructions: 1. Pass the working end through the eye of the hook. 2. Wrap it 5 times round the  standing line. 3. Pass it through the first loop. 4. Pass it under the bigger loop just created. 5. Tighten the knot by pulling on both ends.





    Hesperia Lake Park is a great place to host your next outdoor party, meeting, or celebration! Hesperia Lake Park is open all year. Individual picnic tables are available throughout the park. Patrons may bring their own propane barbecues. Group sites are available for a reasonable fee and reservations must be made in advance.  We ask that groups of 25 or more people have reservations.  

    Click Here For Pricing and Availability.

    There are three individual picnic areas available to reserve.

    Picnic Area Capacity:

    • Picnic Area 1 (12 tables) - 100 people
    • Picnic Area 2 (12 tables) - 100 people
    • Picnic Area 3 (6 tables) - 50 people
    Picnic Area Fee Schedule 



    Hesperia Lake Equestrian Camp

    Girl riding horse at equestrian

    Hesperia Lake Equestrian Camp is available on a first-come-first-served basis. The fees for using the Equestrian Camp are as follows:

    Day Use – FREE – includes one rig (truck and trailer) and one corral.

    Overnight Camping Sites – $20.00 per night. Check-in time is 12:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. the following day. Camping fee includes one the use of two corrals.
    Limit 6 people/2 smal pets/4 equestrian animals/2 vehicles & 1 trailer.

    Arena Rules and EtiquetteHesperia Lake Equestrian Camping Rules


    Soccer Fields

    Kids playing soccer at the soccer fields located at Hesperia Lake Park
    Hesperia Lake Park Soccer Fields



    John Swisher Community Center

    Hesperia Recreation and Park District’s John Swisher Community Center, located at Hesperia Lake, offers a unique and innovative setting for your next event. 

    Click Here to view the rental information and application.

    Outside view of John Swisher Community Center at Hesperia Lake
    John Swisher Community Center