Nestled in the rolling hills of Winchester, California is the beautiful Lake Skinner Recreational Area, offering visitors expansive natural vistas and invigorating recreational opportunities, including picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, sailing and fishing. This popular regional park is located just a few short miles east of the Temecula Wineries, close to the bustling communities of Murrieta and Menifee.
Activities and Amenities
There is a 1.5 mile trail loop around the park and one fishing area designed to provide better accessibility to rustic shoreline fishing. There are two playgrounds. The campground is designated for older children (12 and up), and the playground near the splash pad is designed for children under 12 years of age. Other activities include horseshoe pits, kite-flying, kayaking and boat sailing. Sites also offer picnic benches and fire rings.
The city of Temecula is about 15 minutes from the park and there are numerous dining facilities, movie theaters, and other entertainment opportunities available. The Temecula Wineries are less than 5 minutes from the park as well, and for convenience there’s a Stater Bros. grocery store, various gas stations and fast food just 10 miles away.
With a rich diversity of plant and animal life surrounding its shores, Lake Skinner offers not only spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, an easily accessible walking trail, and a new amphitheater, but also some of the best fishing to be found in the region. If you are planning to take some days off then this place is the perfect spot for your vacation. Looking forward to see you there!