Riverside County, Southern California

Diamond Valley Lake Boating

Diamond Valley Boating: Marinas, Fees, Rules, Ramps, Rentals

Nearby Boat Storage Facilities

Nearby Lakes

  • Skinner Reservoir,
    4 miles from Diamond Valley Lake, 10 MPH speed limit, popular for sailing, fishing, swimming (in an adjacent swimming area), horseback riding and hiking
  • Lake Elsinore
    19 miles from Diamond Valley Lake, popular for boating, jet skiing, wake boarding, waterskiing, and fishing. Public beaches.
  • Lake Perris State Recreation Area,
    23 miles from Diamond Valley Lake. Camping, swimming, fishing, boating
  • Lake Hemet
    25 miles from Diamond Valley Lake, 420 surface acres, popular for fishing, also boating, hiking, and picnicking.
  • Big Bear Lake
    40 miles from Diamond Valley Lake
  • Lake Arrowhead
    41 miles from Diamond Valley Lake
  • Lake Gregory
    41 miles from Diamond Valley Lake
  • Silverwood Lake
    46 miles from Diamond Valley Lake

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Diamond Valley Boating in a Nutshell

  • Pleasure Cruising, Patio Boats, Fishing Boats
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing

Boating Regulations

Because Diamond Valley Lake is a drinking water supply, no body contact with the water is allowed and special regulations govern the types of boats, engines, and fuels that may be used in the lake. Play it safe. Call and make a reservation even if you are bringing your own boat. Parking is limited.

A summary of the Boating Regulations and the Inspection Procedures are provided below. More complete information can be found at the following websites:
Boat Requirements     Diamond Valley Lake Boating Guide

Lake Hours: Change regularly with season, generally about 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM


Daily: Entrance/Parking $9, Boat Launching $12, Fishing $6 ($4 for under 12), Shoreline Access $2
Annual Passes:   Vehicle (call), Launch & Parking $450

Diamond Valley Marina

2615 Angler Ave., Hemet, CA (on the east side of the lake)
(951) 926-7201,   Diamond Valley Marina


  • 11 Launch Ramps   $12
  • Facilities:   4 Docks, limited fishing tackle, bait, and snacks for sale, portable toilets
  • Dry Storage for Boats:
    • Daily:   $14
    • Weekly:   $39
    • Monthly:   $72
    • Annual:   $550 ($500 with purchase of annual entry/launch pass)

Diamond Valley Marina Boat Rentals - 2018
Boat Seats Notes Hour Half Day Day
Reservations recommended. Senior discounts midweek. Prices are subject to change.
Basic Bass Fishing Boat $30 $75 $90
Premium Bass Boat $40 $125 $150
Deluxe Bass Boat 4 fish finder, trolling motor $40 $105 $130
Pontoon Boat 8 $50 $150 $190
Deluxe Pontoon Boat $90 $205 $260
Fishing Boat $25 $65 $80

Diamond Valley Lake Boat Inspections

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An inspection of all vessels is required before they enter the lake. Inspections are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at the Searl Parkway entrance to the east marina. This is the first gate once you turn off of Domenigoni Parkway. Boats that pass inspection receive a sticker, which means you won't have to be inspected again. The following items are the key things they will be checking:

  • Boats must be at least 12 feet long, 42 inches wide and have 12 inches of freeboard at idle speeds.
  • Kayaks and Canoes must be at least 10 feet long, be none-bailing, and have seating for all passengers. No sit-on-top kayaks.
  • Boats with four-stroke or direct-fuel-injection, two-stroke engines are allowed. Traditional carbureted or electronic fuel injection (EFI) two-stroke engines are prohibited.
  • Metropolitan Water District has banned fuels containing MTBE from the lake.
  • Engines must be cleaner burning models that comply with California Air Resources Board emission standards for model year 2001 or later (or the equivalent 2006 standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
  • Boats equipped with sink drains or flush toilets are barred unless the drains and toilets are sealed, inoperable, or are designed so that no waste can be discharged into the lake.
  • Engine noise must not exceed 75 decibels at a distance of 50 feet with the engine running at 80 percent of redline RPM. All engines must be unmodified, standard equipment.
  • Multi-hulled boats must have solid and fixed decking.

Quagga and Zebra Mussels Boat Inspections

All boats must undergo a mandatory inspection. This inspection is to prevent the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels. All vessels must be clean, drained, and dry prior to entering Diamond Valley Lake.


Boat Rental Companies

Southern California Boat Rental

32-foot Sun Tracker Party Cruiser (with or without a fishing guide). Carries 15 people. Has luxurious upholstery, dinette area, cook top, head with shower.
Southern California Boat Rental
All day rental $395, rent for two days and get a third day free. Located at Diamond Valley Lake.

Diamond Valley Lake
Boating Regulations

  • No body to water contact, No smoking, No alcohol, No Pets.
  • Boat launching and landing only allowed at designated docks and ramps.
  • Generally, the lakes open at sunrise and close at sunset. The hours of operation vary seasonally and are posted at the site. All boats shall be removed from the lake one hour before the posted closing time. There is no boat storage.
  • The speed limit for all watercraft on Diamond Valley Lake is 25 MPH. The maximum speed for boats within 200 feet of the shore, dams, other operational structures and in marina areas is 5 MPH..


Marine Services

Ken's Boat Repair and Parts
32501 Highway 74, Hemet, CA
(951) 926-4637

Big Jim's Custom Marine
Hemet, CA
(951) 766-8366

M K Hammer Speed and Marine
3878 S. Pershing Ave., San Bernardino, CA
(909) 888-0055

M K Hammer Speed and Marine

Ron's Marine Services Center
13400 Calimesa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA
(909) 795-8584

West Marine
2040 N. Tustin St., Orange, CA
(714) 279-9700

West Marine

Elite Marine
10081 Indiana Ave., Ste. A-3,
Riverside, CA
(951) 784-6562

Elite Marine

Fiber Pro Marine Center
316 Lankershim Ave.,
Highland, CA
(909) 888-6331

Denny's Boat Works
9485 Joden Rd., Moreno Valley, CA
(951) 243-7664


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