Lake Skinner Recreation Area
Nestled in the rolling hills of Winchester, CA, beautiful Lake Skinner Recreation Area offers visitors expansive natural vistas and invigorating recreational opportunities, including camping, picnicking, splash pad, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, and fishing. All boating activities must be non-body contact (no swimming, skiing, etc.)
For day trips, Lake Skinner offers two shade shelters, picnic benches and barbecues throughout the park for picnics and other gatherings. Camping sites offers picnic benches and fire rings. Most away-from-home needs can be met with a visit to the well-stocked camp store.
DON’T MOVE A MUSSEL!
Prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra mussels!
Recreation activities are restricted at Lake Skinner to help prevent the spread of quagga and zebra mussels:
No Body Contact/Swimming
No Floatation Devices
Fishing equipment Inspections required upon entry
Vessel inspections required upon arrival to launch
To learn more about RivCoParks’ quagga containment and prevention program, please read the full policy Here.
To Learn more about RivCoPark’s Vessel Requirements, please read the full requirements Here.
Welcome sign at Lake Skinner
Fishing at Lake Skinner
Angler w large fish at Lake Skinner
Pontoon boat on Lake Skinner
Boat launch at Lake Skinner
Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival
Splash pad at Lake Skinner
Sunset at Lake Skinner
Foliage along Lake Skinner
Trail map kiosk at Lake Skinner
Kids enjoying splash pad at Skinner
RV camping at Lake Skinner
Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival
Large shelter at Lake Skinner
Abronia Villosa Aurita
New Catfish Stock Schedules are Set!
(see bottom of this page)
Day Use Hours
6 a.m. to sunset | Daily
6 a.m. to sunset | Sunday-Thursday
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday-Saturday & Night before Holiday
Splash Pad Hours
Splash pad is open March 1 - October 31, 2021
10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. | Tuesday-Sunday & Holiday Mondays
Please note: Splash pad may be closed at any time for necessary maintenance or safety concerns
Download this brochure of Lake Skinner Recreation Area.
Camping: $30-50 per night
Day use: $6 per adult | $3 per child (12 and younger)
Fishing: $10 per adult – per day
$8 per child (12 and younger) – per day
Boat Launch: $7
Pets: $2 each, per day
Sewage Dump Fee: (non-camper): $20
Rescheduled for 2022 - Dates to be Announced
Lake Skinner is home to this wonderful annual event, but this year is rescheduled for covid safety issues.
Visit the event website to stay updated.
37701 Warren Road, Winchester, CA 92596
Open 10 am - 6 pm - Tues-Sun and Holiday Mondays
Lower pad is open, upper pad is currently off.
199 Full Hook Up Sites (Water, Sewer, and Electricity)
18 Developed Sites (Water and Electricity)
40 Developed Sites (Water Only)
Showers and Restrooms/Toilettes
Bicycle riders must wear helmet
No solid floor tents on grass
No ground fires allowed
Drones are not permitted in the park.
No more than 6 occupants and 2 vehicles per site
Maximum stay of 14 days within a 28-day period
Do not remove, deface, or disturb any part of the park features or wildlife
Do not gather firewood in the park
Do not attach anything to trees
Pets must be kept on controlled leashes (Maximum leash length – 6 feet)
Do not leave pet(s) unattended
Clean up promptly after pet(s)
16 and older must have valid State fishing permit
For a full detailed list of our rules please visit this link.
CATFISH STOCKING SCHEDULE
May 7, 2021
May 21, 2021
June 4, 2021
June 18, 2021
July 2, 2021
July 16, 2021
July 30, 2021
August 13, 2021
August 27, 2021
September 3, 2021
September 17, 2021