Lake Elsinore, California enjoy a perfect year-round climate, blue sky, clean air, and the crown jewel -- our sparkling 3,300-acre recreational lake for exciting activities of all kinds. All of this is set directly against the spectacular backdrop of the Ortega Mountains and Cleveland National Forest, providing opportunities for hiking, biking, bird-watching or just plain relaxing in the beauty that abounds in this outdoor recreation paradise. Famous for warm thermals that blow in from the neighboring Ortega mountains, Lake Elsinore is a major center for skydiving and hang-gliding. Beautiful Lake Elsinore is also a favorite venue for jet skiing, wake-boarding and water skiing. Motocross Racing and skateboarding are popular too. Excitement is Lake Elsinore's middle name! Extreme sports such as mountain biking, skydiving and hang-gliding are an everyday occurrence in Lake Elsinore. The lake offers endless recreation, including boating, fishing, wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing, sunbathing, picnicking or playing on the beach. Speaking of fishing... you won't believe the world-class bass, catfish, carp, bluegill and crappie fishing that Lake Elsinore offers. Whether you fish right from our shoreline (we have over 1,000 feet of lakefront right in the resort), or bring your own boat with you, the fishing is simply amazing! If shopping is your thing, Lake Elsinore has that, too. The Lake Elsinore Outlet Mall provides nearly 100 stores offering top brand-name merchandise at extraordinary values. You can also enjoy casual or fine dining at one of many area restaurants. A stroll through historic downtown will uncover rare finds in the numerous antique shops.