Parks & Facilities

Lake Hours

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

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

Click here to view or download the latest Fishing Report.

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).

Please Don’t Touch the Wildlife

We appreciate your help in respecting all 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 pictures: 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.


OHV’s of any kind are not permitted on the property.

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 RVs 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 per night
Sites 1-50
Limit 6 people/2 pets/2 vehicles per site

Discount Rate: $35 per site, per night
(Discounted Rate is for District residents, active military, veterans, and standalone non-profit 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.

Camping Fees
Camping Rules


It’s trout season! Every Thursday, we will be stocking the Lake with 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout from Mt. Lassen Trout Farm!

Keep up to date on our social media:

Facebook – @HesperiaLakePark

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 but patrons must present identification. Hesperia Lake is a pay-to-fish lake.


Adults pay $25 per session and have a five (5) fish limit.

Kids 10 years and younger are $13 with a paid adult and have a two (2) fish limit. One fishing pole limit.

Seniors who live within Hesperia Recreation and Park District boundaries can fish for only $22 with a five (5) fish limit.

Veterans And Active-Duty Military
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 per session w/ Military I.D., with a five (5) fish limit.

Hesperia Lake Fishing Punch Card
$225 for 10 days of fishing!
$198 for military and Hesperia seniors.

Hesperia Lake Park Fishing Rules


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 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.


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

Hesperia Lake Equestrian Camp

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 per night. Check-in time is 12 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. the following day. The camping fee includes the use of two corrals. Limit 6 people/2 small pets/4 equestrian animals/2 vehicles & 1 trailer.

Arena Rules and Etiquette

Hesperia Lake Equestrian Camping Rules

Soccer Fields

Hesperia Lake Park Soccer Fields

John Swisher Community Center

7500 Arrowhead Lake Road | Capacity: 120 People

The John Swisher Community Center, located at Hesperia Lake Park, offers a scenic backdrop of the San Bernardino mountain range to the east and views of Hesperia Lake to the west.

The unique facility design includes four circular rooms, the largest being the Grand Kiva Room with a laminate-wood dance floor situated in its center. This rental space is perfect for special occasions, reunions, quinceañeras, wedding receptions, company meetings and more. Facility tours are available by appointment, Monday through Friday.

Additionally, during late spring and summer, the facility serves is home for the district’s Outdoor Adventure Kamp. Here, kids engage in a wide array of activities, both indoors and outdoors, which include fishing, archery, various sports, arts and crafts, games, and much more.

Rental information & Packet