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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Lake Skinner

Lake Skinner Recreational Area offers visitors expansive natural vistas and invigorating recreational opportunities, including both RV and tent camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding trail, boating, sailing, and fishing. This popular regional park is located just a few short miles east of the Temecula Wineries, close to the bustling cities of Murrieta and Temecula, and within easy access of Interstates 15 and 215.  Click here for recreation rules and regulations.


The park is popular for all its recreational activities, but fishing is undoubtedly one of its biggest attractions. Lake Skinner is home to Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Carp, Catfish and Bluegill year round.


Lake Skinner is host each May to the nation's largest solar boat program, the annual Metropolitan-sponsored Solar Cup.


Boating is allowed on the lake with a few restrictions and the park offers boat rentals at the marina. All boating activities must be non-body contact (no swimming, skiing, etc.) Click here for boating rules and regulations.