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DVL Reopens

Diamond Valley Lake reopened to recreation on July 27 after water quality tests confirmed the potential health effects of a large bloom of cyanobacteria—also known as blue-green algae—have diminished. The bloom does not affect the safety or quality of Metropolitan's treated drinking water.

Despite improved conditions, Metropolitan advises Diamond Valley Lake visitors, particularly children, to stay away from any remaining algae or green material in the lake and on the shore.

Read the press release.
View the algae advisory sign in English and Spanish.

Photo of DVL wildflowers  

Wildflowers at DVL
The wildflower trail is closed for the season.
Click here to view the seasonal wildflower trail at Diamond Valley Lake.  Click here for more information on the wildflowers.

The DVL Marina and Lake View Trail are open Wednesday through Sunday from sunrise to sunset. Please contact the DVL Marina at (951) 926-7201 for any changes to current hours and fees.

DVL trail   Agencies Outline Responsibilities for Regional Recreational Growth
Five regional government bodies announced in April 2017 the framework of an agreement that lays the groundwork for the long-term potential development of community recreational facilities surrounding Diamond Valley Lake. Read moreClick here to read the FINAL MOI.
community pic Stop The Spread of Invasive Mussels
Harmful quagga mussels have been discovered along the Colorado River at Lake Havasu, Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.  Click here to learn more about how you can help prevent the spread of these and other harmful aquatic plants and animals.  Click here for additional information and updates. Learn more about quagga and zebra mussels at the California Department of Fish and Game


Visitor Center
2325 Searl Parkway, Hemet, Ca., 92543
Open to the Public Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 4pm (closed Monday through Friday). No charge for admission.

The DVL Visitor Center and Clayton A. Record Jr. Viewpoint is closed on these holidays: Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Learn about water and the building of Diamond Valley Lake through hands-on exhibits, a map of California’s aqueduct systems, a small sample of ice age fossils, a solar panel exhibit and more.


wester science center

Western Science Center
Click here for information.
Diamond Valley Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center is open daily and houses a play gym and water slide for all your water fun. Click here for more information.

Call (951) 929-0047 for location, pool times and fee information.
Boat Registrations Shoreline Information
Boat Registrations
Boat registrations are performed at DVL and Lake Skinner daily. More

Boat Requirements
Find out about the kinds of boats that can be launched at DV Lake.

General Boating and Fishing Information

Shoreline Information
Metropolitan offers 2 1/2 miles of shoreline fishing. Terrain: Rugged.

DVL Trails
Click here for map.

Click here to view the wildflowers of DVL.

North Hills Trail Map
Click here

The official Diamond Valley Lake web site

Boat Rental Fees

Current weather conditions

Recreation Rules and Regulations

Diamond Valley Lake
Boating Guide

Boat Registration

Boat Requirements