Lake Cahuilla

     


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

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $25 2/2014


Latitude: 33.626975179903
Longitude: -116.272392868995

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 12
  • Average 3
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2

23 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

ldukeb

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Okiedoke

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Maudeen

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Kat1146

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

Date of Stay: - $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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PegW

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

Date of Stay: - $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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rvrebecca

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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Bobski

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

Date of Stay: - $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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charms51

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Sylvia WW

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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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User817

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second time camping here. Staff very helpful. Sites are dirt, mostly level. Big rig friendly. Both our stays we found this park to be a quiet well run park. Was a drive to World War II musuem and Palm Springs tram but worth it. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Fifth Wheel.

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Barry & Diane

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city campground which means it's quite cheap but the facilities are not to great. They have coin showers and the sites were tight and sandy. It's located at a lake with some nice scenery. The host wasn't really nice to us and the wifi was only available outside at a really inconvenient place. Maybe it's nice to sit out there with the sun but we had a bit of a windstorm. We would stay somewhere else next time We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

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