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Lake Mathews - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Lake Mathews, California, USA

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About Lake Mathews

Lake Mathews is a large reservoir in Riverside County, California, located in the Cajalco Canyon in the foothills of the Temescal Mountains. The reservoir is fenced and closed to all public access. The lake is near the Riverside community of Lake Hills, and is skirted by Cajalco Road on the south, El Sobrante Road on the north and east, and La Sierra Avenue on the west. La Sierra Avenue traverses the top of the west dike.

Attractions Near Lake Mathews

California Citrus State Historic Park

California Citrus State Historic Park is an open-air museum in the state park system of California. This 300-acre park preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry and tells the story of this industry's role in the history and development of California. This Park reveals the cultural, political, and environmental aspects of the time when "Citrus was King" in California, especially the Navel orange from Riverside.

Castle Park
Castle Park7.63km from Lake Mathews

A wonderful 25-acre amusement park and family amusement center located in Riverside. The park utilizes a medieval "castle" theme and includes attractions such as a miniature golf course, arcade, and 22 amusement rides including two roller coasters such as Merlin's Revenge, a junior rollercoaster, and Screamin' Demon, a spinning Wild Mouse rollercoaster.

Riverwalk Dog Park
Riverwalk Dog Park8.73km from Lake Mathews

This is a great place to bring your dog for some afternoon fun. This off-leash dog park is the perfect place for your dog to run free and make some friends along the way. The Riverwalk Dog Park is a great addition to the Riverside community and many people come here daily to give their dogs some afternoon exercise.

World Museum of Natural History
World Museum of Natural History10.2km from Lake Mathews

The World Museum of Natural History contains outstanding systematic displays of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Specimens prepared by sculpture and freeze-dry taxidermy are displayed in a lifelike manner. Rounding out the displays are gems and minerals, fluorescent minerals, meteorites and tektites, petrified wood, shells, American Indian artifacts, and contemplative stones.

Riverside Heritage House
Riverside Heritage House10.79km from Lake Mathews

Heritage House is an historic house museum in the Queen Anne Victorian style in Riverside, California. It is part of the Museum of Riverside and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 28, 1973.The two-story, 4,000 square foot home resides on Magnolia Avenue, which was a prominent thoroughfare at the time of the house's construction. It is restored to reflect the design and lifestyle of wealthy turn-of-the-century Riverside.

Martha McLean-anza Narrows Park
Martha McLean-anza Narrows Park14.09km from Lake Mathews

Martha McLean – Anza Narrows is a 40-acre regional park located along the Santa Ana River in Riverside. A plaque in the northwest corner of the park marks the point at which the Juan Bautista de Anza party, the first Europeans to traverse the Riverside area, crossed the river in 1774 and again in 1776.The park contains picnic facilities, hiking, bicycle and equestrian trails as well as an eighteen hole disc golf course. Group picnicking with reservations is available.

Where is Lake Mathews

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Mostly desert in the central and eastern portions, but with a Mediterranean climate in the western portion.