La Quinta, California

Lake Cahuilla

La Quinta, California



La Quinta, California
Phone: (760) 564-4712

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $51 4/2015

Latitude: 33.626975179903
Longitude: -116.272392868995

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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MitchR

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been full-timing for 8 months and have stayed in about 80 parks during that time. This has been the worst experience ever. The park posts quiet hours from 10PM-7AM but there is nobody here to enforce it. Calling their phone number at night goes to voice mail. We were right next to a group that set up large speakers and pumped industrial music at all hours of the day and night. After 2 nights of disturbances and asking them to quiet down, we spoke to a ranger who told us that we had to take matters into our own hands and call the police if they did not quiet down when we asked them to. So on the third night when we were awoken at 4AM, we called the police after they wouldn't turn off their music. They next day we discovered our motorhome was vandalized. It is ridiculous that the park requires guests to handle issues like this on their own. We understand that it was Coachella week, but we were at RV parks for SXSW, Mardi Gras, and Fantasy Fest and didn't experience things like this because the parks had security and enforced their rules. This place doesn't. Also, their dump station was very clogged the first time we used it and backed up during our black water dump! Even though we told a ranger about it, it was in even worse shape when we used it again a few days later (this time we only dumped gray, at least). They had suggested we use the other dump station but it way down a poorly maintained dirt road and I worried that tire damage to our rig would add more repair cost to the vandalism we already incurred. This park is nothing special and the fact that they expose guests to dangerous, uncomfortable, and unsanitary conditions make it one to avoid. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Pool is only open 9-5 on Sat & Sun and all the lifeguards take two simultaneous 30-45 minute breaks during the day and close the pool.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Old Detective

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a desert campground on the edge of a man made lake. Sites have water and electricity and a dump station. Campsites appear all to be level and there are two large grass areas. Shade is sparse and while this would be a nice winter campground it will get very hot here in the summer.

Restrooms are campground and heavily used as there are tent campers here too. Restrooms and showers are kept quite clean even through a bit worn. They do have small bugs that are attracted to the lights so an early morning shower must be shared with these small critters! Showers are 50 cents for three minutes so plan on spending a dollar!

A nice stop for a day or two with some very beautiful and rugged mountains in the background. Easy access and friendly staff. There is a sheriff shooting range at the other end of the lake so campers will hear shooting in the distance from time to time, but never at night.

Each site has a fire ring and a metal picnic table. lakeside campsites all have a view of the lake and mountains. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to a lot of desert attractions, including Palm Springs and the desert cities. Lots of great places to eat and shop within in few miles. As the campground is not an urban park, you will need your toad to get around the valley with.

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Clean Restrooms

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Okiedoke

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Conveniently located near town, this county park is nice enough, but over-priced. Gravel/dirt sites are average size with water and electric hookups at front. Flies enjoy trash cans with no lids. Extra fees for dogs, yet no dog facilities. There is a little hiking at west edge of park. Can not swim in the lake. The Passport America discount is supposedly available Mon-Wed (except holidays). We checked in Wednesday and told it was a holiday. After searching, the only holiday we found was Employee Legal Awareness Day. Guess there is some kind of holiday every day. Would not return. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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ldukeb

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

What a find in the Palm Springs area! It is what it is, and that's not a resort. Located at the base of the mountains just south of La Quinta, it was quiet, relaxing, and a great base for the area. Sites on the exterior of the loop are level dirt, really spacious, and many have some shade. Coin operated showers were adequate and restroom was very clean. I will definitely stay here again when in the area. Price reflects Passport America. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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Maudeen

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice level sites. Very clean. Pet friendly. Pool was drained - when it is operating it costs $2/session. Coin-operated showers were just OK. Friendly staff. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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rvrebecca

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Absolutely loved this place and extended my stay by several nights. Beautiful lakeside setting, large lots with picnic table and BBQ/firepit. Only a few of the spots have sewer, but the dump station is convenient and easy to use. Lots of grassy areas; paddle boat and kayak rentals; WiFi access under a canopy at one end of the park. You can walk around the entire lake (about 3 miles). It's behind an upscale residential neighborhood and is a wonderfully quiet and relaxing spot. What an incredible find! If you have Passport America, it's only $11/night Sun-Thurs. Only downside: no swimming allowed in the lake. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Travel Trailer.

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RV Dog

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great spot for a reasonable cost in the PS area. We love the location and the walking around the reservoir. The only thing this park lacks is sewer. If they had that, it would be so much better. Also, they do cash-grab a $1.00 pet fee per pet / day and I personally oppose it but the park is well priced and I could live with the pet fee in this case. Wi-Fi here was by a host's router and was awesome! Just get the sewer and I'll give it a 10! We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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Bobski

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed a week here and loved it. The price is very fair compared to other parks in the area. The only downsides are not with the Park itself - there is a rifle range nearby and they started shooting one morning at 6am for 3 minutes, then stopped. Also, the employees of the adjacent country club start work at 5:30am and seem to get their kicks roaring by with radios blaring. If you get up early in the morning, then no problem. The showers are a bit utilitarian, but clean. The sites are roomy and the surroundings beautiful. Situated around a nice little lake (reservoir) with fishing. The wired and Wi-Fi internet is available only in one spot at a picnic table beside the lake, but worked well. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely county-run campground in the traditional sense of the word. There are no permanent residents, no park models and no concrete pads. But what you do get are spacious sites nestled between beautiful mountains and a small man-made lake, with great fishing and hiking. The campground host has a Wi-Fi site set up at the gate and there's a picnic table with a canopy at the site. We managed to pick it up at our campsite about 10 sites away. The only negative thing to say about this place is that it uses a central booking agency for reservations. That means it costs $7 to make a reservation and all reservations have to be made at least 48 hours in advance. That results in empty campsites because people don't show up and just forfeit the $7. Pity! We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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Kat1146

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a cute little park with large enough sites and a lovely view if you get close to the lake. The down side for us is we don't have satellite TV so we watched a dvd instead. We took advantage of the town and found a few casino's and restaurants that had great prices and a lot of fun! We will definitely be back! The price is right and the staff is very nice! We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Travel Trailer.

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charms51

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A pretty decent place and the price is great. Unfortunately, it is situated in very close proximity to the police firing range and there is gun fire shots to be heard every evening until after dark (usually done before 9 p.m), which echoes loudly against the mountains behind the campsites. The Wi-Fi is horrible, and the bathroom set up is strange. Granted, we were in the horse side of the campground (availability in the regular campground wasn't open for the dates we needed), where you didn't have to pay to shower; however, the sinks were located outside, and the showers were in a different part of the building from the toilet facilities -- also, no soap or towels available. Overall, the picnic area and walking path around the lake was great, and we would stay here again because it's close to the desert cities and it was economical. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Travel Trailer.

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PegW

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I liked this park, friendly hosts, good location, pretty spot. The lake is actually a reservoir and does not allow for swimming, the pool is not in use in winter (too bad). The restrooms could use better more regular cleaning. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Tent Trailer.

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Sylvia WW

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a long way from the main road, but a lovely spot. We arrived late on New Year's Eve & were assigned an equestrian space (all that was left). These sites are in a beautiful box canyon, near restrooms, and very quiet. We liked this campground and will probably go there again. It is possibly not okay for big rigs, as the roads are dirt and the sites are not graveled. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Travel Trailer.

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CR Francis

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great lakefront spots with spectacular sunsets and sunrises. With mountains almost surrounding the campground, there is no shortage of things to take pictures of. The weekend we were here, there was a Women's Triathalon scheduled, but they were far enough away from the campground that they were really not an issue. We drove a short distance to The Living Desert Zoo and had a great time. We went the last weekend that the pool was open for the season (closes in mid-October) and the whole family went for a dip. It was great. The only complaint about this facility is the lack of grass for "dog walk" purposes. They have a "dog walk" but it is dirt and they are trying to grow out the grass area in front of the restrooms, so it says "NO DOGS" all over the place. How do you tell three dogs to "go" in the dirt area called a "dog walk" and not in the grass that says NO DOGS? Nonetheless, we will probably still be back: this place was great. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Travel Trailer.

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kc2

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a scenic area and feels very safe. Unfortunately, it was about 110 degrees while we were camping. The swimming pool kept us cool. My only swimming complaint was that the pool hours were very short and it was $2 per person. Lifeguards are provided and the pool is very shallow: like a beach, until you get to the far side (5 ft deep). The campground was nearly deserted, but have to assume that was because of the weather. The staff was very friendly. The rangers always waved and even offered to help us back into the spot if needed. We originally booked spot 67, but upon arrival were informed it did not have full hook ups. They were very helpful in finding us a new spot which actually turned out to be a host site. It was huge. The only complaint (besides spiders in the electric box) would be the minor traffic noise from the nearby entrance road. It wasn't a big deal for us, but might annoy tent campers. There is also a playground, but it appears there has been a recent fire which burned the play structure and that section is now closed. We'd definitely go back, but not until the weather cools down. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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