Welcome To Diamond Valley Lake
Come join us for the launch ramp reopening May 18th!!! Click here to Rent a boat with us.
Diamond Valley Lake Marina will reopen the lake’s launch ramp on Wed., May 18 and celebrate the long-awaited event with prize giveaways (May 18 – 22), fit activities for kids on Saturday, and a weekend festival of food trucks and displays by local vendors.
“Since the launch ramps closed a year ago, due to low water, the Metropolitan Water District has extended the middle three launch ramps of our 11-lane ramp, another 50 feet. That’s on top of the 250-foot extension the district added in 2009.” said Tammy Toral, general manager at Diamond Valley Lake Marina.
“Right now, the lake is at 42% capacity and rising,” she continued, “That’s encouraged anglers, who are ready to get back out onto the lake, to call so often that our phones have been ringing pretty much off the hook.”
Toral expects the calls from anxious fishermen to slow after May 18 when the launch ramps reopen. The following weekend, May 21 and 22, the marina plans a festival of food trucks and vendors and FitKid in Every Park, a free Saturday event for kids 5 to 12 years old that includes chaperoned shoreline fishing, a snack break, craft activities, and FitKid souvenirs for every child.
“Throughout the ramp closure, our fleet of rental bass and pontoon boats has been available for public use,” said Toral, “Though, anglers have been patiently waiting for the opportunity to put their own boats back on the water. We’ve been encouraging them to come out on May 7-8 or 14-15 to get their boats inspected for quagga mussels and thereby avoid any delay in launching.”
Advance inspections are also available at Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Rd. in the Temecula Valley, though boats launched at Lake Skinner must be dry for seven days prior to launching at Diamond Valley Lake.
All boats and their engines (including power boats, fishing boats, sailboats, rowboats, kayaks, canoes and certain types of catamarans) must pass quagga inspection and be registered before being permitted to launch.
For more about the events, call 800-590-LAKE (5253).
Media Contact: Tammy Toral, firstname.lastname@example.org, 951-926-7201
At Southern California's largest reservoir, located in Hemet just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and San Diego, you'll discover some of the greatest fishing in the state. World-renowned for its black bass fishing, Diamond Valley is also home to bluegill and redear sunfish, rainbow trout, and both blue and channel catfish.
An Important Water Resource
Diamond Valley Lake is a drinking water reservoir built, owned and operated by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
This reservoir is an important component to providing water for 18 million Southern Californians, and is a critical lifeline in times of drought.
To protect this resource, no body contact with the water is permitted. However, the Diamond Valley Aquatic Center, located near the entrance to the lake, allows for plenty of fun in the water. The Diamond Valley Visitor Center and the Western Science Center, which houses 1 million paleo and archaeo artifacts found during the construction of the Lake, are also located at the entrance to Diamond Valley Lake.
The Lake and the surrounding hills have also become known for the spectacular wildflower blooms each spring, and are popular among hikers. Non-motorized bicycles are also permitted on the Lake View Trail, and equestrians can enjoy the North Hills Trail.
THE COSTS OF INSPECTIONS
There is a $3 charge for all boaters wanting a boat band upon leaving DVL. Click here (PDF) for more information.