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Hesperia Lake Park

7500 Arrowhead Lake Road

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

Hesperia Lake Park Store, Fishing, and Campground are OPEN with regular hours.


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



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Fishing under the Fireworks!

Fishing at Hesperia Lake Park will be open until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18th as part of the Hesperia Days celebration!
Click Here for the full line-up of activities this weekend. 

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Click Here to view or download the latest Fishing Report.


June 24, 2021 - 1,000 pound catfish stock, including Tagged Fish:



Please stand a fishing pole's length apart (at least 6 feet).  Thank you!

Only one entrance is open by the Lake Store and the line is marked:

Bird's eye view of the store at Hesperia Lake Park showing where the line begins for fishing pass purchases, where to park, and which gate to enter from.


Map of Hesperia Lake Park
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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.

Lake Hours

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

Store Hours:
Sunday - Thursday
 - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fishing Hours:
Sunday - Thursday -
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Night Fishing has not yet begun for the 2021 season.  Please check back for updates.  


The campground is OPEN!

    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

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

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


    It's CATFISH season!  We have stocks scheduled every other Thursday.*  
    No state fishing license is required. Hesperia Lake is a pay-to-fish lake.

    • Adults pay $20.00 per session and have a five (5) fish limit.
    • Children 10 years and younger are $8.00 with paid adult and have a two (2) fish limit. 

    Patrons must present identification.  

    Good for 10 days of fishing!
    Standard Rate:  $180.00
    Hesperia Seniors/Military (w/Military ID):  $150.00

    Seniors who live within Hesperia Recreation and Park District boundaries can fish for only $17.00 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:
    $17.00 per session w/ Military I.D., with a five (5) fish limit.

    Night Fishing has not yet begun for the 2021 season.  Please check back for updates.  

    Hesperia Lake Park Fishing Rules


    *Industry-Wide Product Shortage Continues:

    The industry continues to see a shortage of catfish, and those fish that are coming out of the ponds/tanks are smaller in size. Going forward, we will continue to stock 1,000 lbs. every other week and will update you on any changes.

    Transparency and communication with our customers is always important to us, especially when inventory is tighter than during a typical year and as unknown variables loom. We look forward to supporting our customers through whatever is to come throughout the remainder of 2021, and will navigate industry shifts with them as our priority.

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    Catfish are here!




    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).  






    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