25 Parks near Lake Elsinore, California
May 2011 - $45.00
Lake Perris is a great park to use during the off season months as it is never overly crowded, and there are plenty of spaces to choose from, even if you don't have a reservation. All full hookup sites are right on top of each other, but dry campsites are spaced well and have lots of trees/brush between. Park staff are friendly and available. Restrooms were clean and stocked ( the park was only about 20% full). Boat rental is available though pricey. Bring your bikes as there is plenty of room to ride. Not sure what it's like here during the summer but will find out! If you like your privacy as we do, dry camping sites are for you. - LISAREAM
Jun 2010 - $45.00
We camped here on a really hot weekend in June. The temperature was over 90 degrees, but there was always a nice cool breeze and it was comfortable in the shade. The lake was nice, but since they are draining the dam 20%, you can only use the beach about 1 mile from the campground. On Thursday and Friday nights, we were basically the only campers in our section and it was very peaceful. We are registered with the State of CA as disabled and paid 1/2 price for our campsite. We visited the Orange Empire Railway on the weekend and it was a really nice experience with 2 train rides. The downside: I would not recommend camping here on a Saturday night. The majority of campers were nice family groups, but unfortunately a large gang of undesirables(about 30 people) pulled in at 11:00pm on Saturday and stayed up partying all night: loudly and honking their horn. Talked to the ranger the next day and he said we should have called 911 even though it was not an emergency. The ranger explained that calling 911 is how the system was intended to work to call for loud parties. The ranger was very apologetic for the disturbance. - mammothleslie
Jan 2010 - $39.00
This campground is commonly referred to as Luiseno Campground. There are campsites with no hook-ups, just water hook-ups, and electric, water and grey water hook-ups. There is a free dump station for paid campers. You can operate generators between 10AM and 8PM. There are many things to do at this recreation area primarily centered around water activities ie; boating, swimming, fishing (catfish, trout and bluegill). There is also horseback riding and hiking trails. There is also a very nice regional Indian museum within the grounds overlooking the lake. - User1132
Jul 2016 - $60.00
First time camping here. Parking area is asphalt ours had a slight downward slope rest of sight is dirt. Large picnic table and fire ring. Sites are a little close no shrubs between sites. Most sites have no trees for shade. Our site had a nice view of the ocean in the distance, most sites have no ocean view. It a long walk to the beach, the trail to the beach is paved with asphalt which is nice. Very nice beach once you get down to it. Park is fairly quiet most of the time. The dry camping side of the park as a few site that have very good view of the ocean. If we stay here again that's where we will stay. It looked like they allow people to camp in the day use area. Seen several motorhomes that stayed in the same spot for the three days we were there. Talked to one guy that said he sleeps in his van there. They weren't messy just seemed strange to see them there day after day. - National RV Dolphin
May 2016 - $60.00
Nice campground with level pull-thru full hook-up asphalt sites that easily fit big rigs. Lots of space between sites. Picnic table and fire pit. Very near beach. Near Interstate 5; some road noise, but not bad. Train near, but again, noise not bad. Biggest complaint is that as soon as reservations are open (7 months in advance) people reserve all the sites for Friday & Saturday nights. Therefore, no RV sites are available for a week. But for retirees or people who can stay during the week (or if you can beat the crowd 7 months in advance), it's very nice. Also, cost is high for no amenities (no pool, hot tub, etc.). But it is California on the beach. There are lots of other campsites; this evaluation is only for RV sites. - DrM Traveler
Nov 2014 - $25.00
I happened to choose a lousy site (#4) without shade trees. The shady locations are more toward the other washroom & camp hosts. Other than that, the site was level, the restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. The hook-ups all worked well. Verizon MiFi has a 4 bar (or 5 bar) reception. - DayTripper2015
Apr 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here for three nights in the middle of the week. This is truly a resort atmosphere. Checking in was very professional and even that felt like we were checking into a resort. The roads are nice and wide as are the sites. The back-in sites are wide concrete pads with nice green grass on both sides and hedges in back. There is casino construction going on but that did not bother us at all. The pool and hot tub were very nice, although we only used the hot tub. Wifi was excellent. The staff was constantly cleaning and landscaping. The dog park was nice and although not huge it did have plenty of room for all sizes of dogs. - akeller156
Apr 2016 - $60.00
What a well-run RV Resort! This was our first time staying, and it won't be our last. All the hook-ups worked flawlessly and the park was very well maintained. All the staff were friendly and eager to help. The pool and spas were immaculate with perfect water temperatures; I wish they had bar service! The dog park was a little small, but it had grass, dirt, and large pebbles. I think it's geared towards smaller dogs because the surrounding fence isn't that tall. I could imagine a larger, leaping dog can jump over it. It looks like the casino is expanding; there was major construction going on. It didn't affect the RV park.
Two gripes: 1. The cable didn't broadcast in HD. 2. Our site was kinda close to the delivery dock for the casino. We heard trucks with their back-up alarms throughout the night. - Arash
Feb 2016 - $50.00
Very well maintained park. Only complaint is the pool is cold even though "heated". Paved sites and roads. Even though they say no motorized vehicles, we saw many kids on scooters darting right in front of moving rvs. - Jane-D100
Jul 2015 - $65.00
The "resort" has potential. It has many large trees that offer shade to some sites but not much else. The place is run down, the roads are littered with pot holes and a lot of deferred maintenance. The arcade is closed due to safety issues. It looks like they just closed it down and are using it for storage. And forget about the lake. It's miles away and barely visible. - Tony ML
Jan 2015 - $25.00
Great family park. Stayed over New Years and had a blast.
No cell phone service or WIFI but got Sat TV.
Very cold but made the campfire more enjoyable. - Elcajonee
Jan 2014 - $50.00
This is Not a resort. It is a high priced, run down campground. The roads have pot holes, the trees along the road hit the top of our RV, the trash dumpsters were overflowing, the camp sites are dirt or gravel, most sites are unlevel, and no Wi-Fi in the camp ground. Verizon cell coverage is very poor, no picnic tables, and empty beer bottles on the miniature golf course. After two days of overflowing trash dumpsters, there is a mass of trash lying on the ground around the empty dumpsters and no staff to clean it up. The campground is two miles from the lake and there are fees to use the lake. On the positive side, they have an attractive swimming pool area, a separate water slide for kids, and nice live oak trees on the property. It would not be so bad if it wasn’t so overpriced. Based on our experience, it should have been half what we paid. I heard the campground is in bankruptcy and also heard they are tied up in financial lawsuits. We will never stay here again. - LK23
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Very nice park. Free and strong wi-fi. Good cable TV. Many spaces are mostly gravel, with a small cement patio area. I think there could be a lot less gravel and more cement! The pool area is spectacular - 3 beautiful pools. The only reason I gave them 9 stars and not 10 is that the trash facilities are inadquate. It's a hugh 600 space park and there's only 2 trash bins, one on the east side and one on the west. They come around and pick up the trash at your site once a week. REALLY - once a WEEK! Who only has trash once a week?!! We also had an ant problem and had to spread cleanser around the tires. They need to insectiside the spots when they empty and keep the bushes trimmed better. But the office was nice about coming out and spraying when I called them. The asst. manager was very nice and helpful. They also need to provide a table at the sites; there aren't any. The park has lots of activities during the season. However we were there in July and the activities were over. - Scimastr
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We retired out of Temecula. We'd driven thru this area many times over the years without realizing there was even a park here (even though it has its own dedicated stop light). When we visit the Temecula area, we have two parks we generally use. Both have shortcomings. A third, our favorite, a little known gem on the shores of Lake Elsinore, was booked solid. So we thought we'd try Golden Village Palms. What a great find! We took advantage of a special rate ($139/week) for a very nice back-in site. (We were given a couple of sites to choose from, which I really appreciated.) The park is huge, with a lot of different types of sites, many recently renovated. This is an 'active adults' park. Kids are allowed for up to 2 weeks so they can babysit their grandparents. Visiting kids are restricted to certain areas & must be supervised. Our site backed up to Devonshire road. Traffic noise could be an issue unless you employ white noise. Wifi was taxed when park was heavily occupied. Our initial 2 week stay evolved into a 3 months (constructing a home in nearby Murrieta). We found the staff to be excellent. The local communities are lower socioeconomic. Nearby Temecula & Murrieta offer a tremendous variety of shopping & recreational activities. If you are so inclined, the outstanding 412 church, associated with Calvary Chapel, is nearby. - biosensai
Mar 2016 - $22.00
We stopped here on our way to Arizona to see some friends and ended up cancelling the trip to Arizona and staying for two months! It is a nice park in a not-so-nice city, with lots of lawn areas, shade trees and hedges for privacy.
As others have noted, there is LOTS to do, with pickleball, horse shoes, volleyball, an indoor shuffleboard stadium, three pools and activities indoors to keep anyone entertained and occupied. We were struck by how nice the people staying here are, and met lots of Canadians and American residents fleeing the snow.
We had a great back-in site with three trees and a hedge. One of the fruit trees was in bloom and the smell of the blossoms was incredible. They allow canopies, so we got one, set up our little camp site, with a propane fire pit and chairs and created a little slice of heaven.
In our two months at GVP, we met a number of great folks, some of whom will be life-long friends. We will definitely be back. - Tee Gysin
Apr 2016 - $60.00
I got an email that one night opened up for my friend's 70th birthday so I snapped it up. Lovely site right by beach with sound of surf 24/7. Sunset over the marina and sunrise in the east--what more do you want?
Bathrooms were clean, all quiet after sunset. We walked with dogs a long way east to see damage caused by recent storms and closure of the day use area due to repairs. - Letsgobezo
Mar 2016 - $60.00
Fantastic! You can park a 42 foot Rv and back in hanging the back end on the beach and still be on the concrete pad with your tires! Right on the beach and beautiful! Generators need to be turned off from 8pm to 10am which is strictly enforced but manageable! If you want to camp on the beach this is the spot! Bring your bikes and enjoy! Clean, quiet and beautiful sunsets with the waves breaking 10 feet away from your RV! Good surfing too! Popular site for local surfers! - Sabrina Smith
Nov 2015 - $35.00
We stayed in site # 11 in a 34 ft Class A with slides. We felt very lucky to get this last site when we booked it months in advance, and we were very happy with the park and its proximity to the beach! Our only concern to pass on is the width of this site and a few others in the park. We had just a few inches to spare on either side, had to lift branches to get the slides out, and no room for a tow vehicle to park. Highly recommend this park, but look on the map for sites that show an extra side parking spot if you have a choice. - Steve and Bob
Dec 2015 - $35.00
This is our second stay here, we first visited in May 2015. Looks like they have put in new paving on their driveways. It's an average park with dirt sites, 50 amp service and cable connections. They seem to have a large number of longer stay guests. We had site 217 which gives a nice unobstructed view of the lake and pretty sunrises. The staff provides good service and all seem friendly. You can get PA pricing for one night. - Coopsecondact
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Very short sites, impossible for a 40 footer to stay in your half of sites. Very noisy traffic from every site! Lake is very pretty but few sites have views . Not a good park for dogs as not much grass, only dirt and rocks. I wouldn't stay here again. They do have propane and storage area. - IowaGirl
Aug 2015 - $45.00
We stayed one week. Dirt ground with very little grass I will assume due the drought. Weekend, the place fills up with locals which all behaved. Sites are short. It seems two spaces should be one. Was not a problem as a small trailer occupied behind our 40 footer so they must manage. No way 2 40 footers could get in. Traffic is loud. People rushing off to work starting at 4:30 Am on tha main road. Sirens etc through the night. No fault of the park. Marina is nice and boat ramp. Security during the weekend. Wifi worked great and we used our antenna. We toured so cal each day, so it met our needs. Would stay here again. - rdmike
Feb 2016 - $18.00
Note that the nightly rate reflects a monthly rate of $550 divided by 30, because there is no way to enter a monthly rate in the review. We stayed here for a month during our recent move from CA to OK. This is an older park, but it is well maintained. All sites have nice concrete patios and there lots of trees, providing for a pleasant environment. There are a number of full-time residents and folks from colder climates who winter here. The park is within walking distance of shopping and restaurants, making it very convenient. They provide free Time Warner digital cable with great TV reception, but free WiFi is only available in the club house. Since we were staying here for a month we subscribed to high speed Time Warner internet at our site for around $50, giving us pretty much all the technology in our trailer that we had at home. We would definitely stay here again. - The Herm
Feb 2016 - $40.00
We have had the dubious pleasure of staying at Casa Del Sol for last 2 years ( November to March ). We had high hopes when we heard there was new management for 2015/2016. As always you should be careful what you hope for. The current Management seems to be on some sort of mission to alienate the very people that pay the bills. From all appearances the park is understaffed from a maintenance point of view. The general upkeep of the grounds ranges from mediocre to awful. They decided to put in a pickle ball court which I would guess cost quite a bit of money especially when they had to redo the cement due to level issues. Lessons were to begin in January but the court is still not ready as far as I know. In the meantime there is hardly any functioning lights inside the park and a walk to the rundown dog run at night is not for the feint of heart.
It is very hard to tell what the philosophy is for the park. They seem to be buying older fifth wheels with the intent of renting them. In the two years we have been staying at Casa Del Sol we have never had an update from management or news of any kind about what is happening in the park. This combined with a Manager whose people skills are non existent has created an atmosphere of distrust and confusion.
You might ask why we would stay in such a place. That is easy, it is the wonderful people that call Casa Del Sol home in the winter. Many of them have been coming for 15 years or more. The volunteer work is legendary in organizing virtually every activity including, golf, water aerobics, billiards, bus trips , Dinners, lunches, Breakfasts, you name it.
We had a few issues with management and we have heard of several others, some very troubling. We have therefore left the park for another with mixed feelings. Our review for Casa Del Sol RV park in Hemet would look something like this: - Overall park condition, 2 out of 5
- Management, 1 out of 5 (generous)
- residents of the park, 5 out of 5. - Davearmour
Jan 2014 - $38.00
We found this park to be fairly quiet and the residents friendly. The front desk was very friendly and helpful. They had some suggested sites for us to try. There are some that have issues with slide outs. We have a 31-foot rig with 2 slides on one side and we were able to find a spot. The dog area was nice (2 small side-by-side pens). The pool and the spa look nice but we were too busy to take advantage (others were certainly using it). Convenient to shopping and restaurants. - Hungry Horse Android
May 2016 - $36.00
This review will be primarily for the Temecula Valley Wine and Balloon Festival camping experience. It was around $430 for the weekend for a Water/Electric site; a little more for a full hookup site. That price includes 2 combo passes to the festival. I stayed at Campsite A which was right next to the festival main entrance. That was a great location! I tried getting a full hookup spot, but those sold out instantly. At least I was able to get electricity. For the festival they opened up a huge dry camp area in the dirt lot next to campsite A. I'm guessing there were about 300 sites marked off in the dirt. If you don't mind crowded, dusty, and loud dry camping this is for you. The biggest plus camping for the festival is you don't have to deal with the traffic getting out. I've heard it can take 1 - 2 hours to get out using the one lane road, especially on Saturday night.
Our biggest complaint was the dust. With dry dirt everywhere and occasional high winds, you get dirty. I imagine during a regular stay at the campgrounds it wouldn't be too bad, but with a crowded festival it was really bad. Other complaint was not enough portable bathrooms in the campsite. There was 1 nearby and after 1 day with a full campsite...lets just say I'm glad I don't have to sit.
I'm definitely doing it again next year. - Arash
Apr 2016 - $34.00
This is a large campground on the eastern side of Temecula. You feel very much like you are in the country when staying here. The is a large lake, hills & mountains, and lots of very nice scenery here this spring. You can even see the distant snow on the higher mountains. I have also seen hot air balloons rising in the distance the last two mornings. There are a number of attractive wineries close by. Many of those places have restaurants. Most of these restaurants are closed at 4pm.
This is an ideal weekend for camping and the place is pretty full. But outside of the weekend you should be able to get in here without a reservation. This is a ways off the freeway though. And if you camp here it is an 8 mile drive to the grocery store, and restaurants open after 4pm. - RFCN2
Jan 2016 - $31.00
This is always a popular place to camp for a few days for us as it is close to where we have our base. This is not an RV park but rather a camp ground. Many spaces are satellite friendly, spaces are quite level but on dirt with only selected sites that have grass nearby.
Good cell phone service and your personal hot spot on either Verizon or AT&T works very well. The campground also has wifi that you can pay for.
This is a very easy park for new RV'ers to practice their skills as there is a lot of room between sites and the dirt forgives mistakes that might be made!
Dog friendly and lots of room to walk fish, or even boat. No body contact with the lake is allowed, but there is a splash park that operates in the summer. There is a small store and gas pumps on the campground property .
Local area provides wine tasting, restaurants of all kinds, food shopping and fuel along with other stores. A very nice park, a bit rustic but a chance to feel you are a long way from the city while just being outside of a good sized city. This campground is well worth a visit!! - Old Detective
Jun 2009 - $35.00
We came here from Lake Skinner Rec Park. We thought this was a nice park, for the one night that we stayed. It is mostly permanent residents, here but there is availability for overnight guests. We had 'lake' parking and it was nice, peaceful and quiet. Will return again. - awphull1
Nov 2008 - $35.00
This is not a campground - this is a trailer park. 80% of the sites are used for full time guests which is fine but they really should tell people that. Our site was sandwiched between two full time families who fought all night (I thought we'd end up on Cops) and walked around half naked. We had no fire ring, no picnic table and the bathrooms were locked. Our neighbors dog used their deck as a bathroom which was eye level with our windows. We had to keep them closed and covered the entire time. The lake is green sludge that reeks. Maybe this is better in the Summer but our experience was horrid, we went home early and will never go back. - Charlalee
Aug 2008 - $35.00
This is an interesting place to say the least. They have their own pond/lake thing. There are a lot of residents, a few vacation home people and then us overnighters. I have to admit that is the friendliest place around! Lots of nice folks, not too noisy. The roads around here are dirt, so don't expect the best accommodations if you are used to a more luxurious style. They can handle RV's of any size, and tents too, but like many parks, the spaces for the larger rigs are limited. There is no cable, no TV, no cell phone coverage and you are lucky if you can get radio inside your rig. There is Wi-Fi, but only if you take your laptop to the bar/office area. Bring a book! The lake is interesting. It is basically a few streams built up behind a dam. But I have to say that I find it “nice”. There is catch and release fishing, paddle boats, a swim area and an area to launch water balloons into the lake at your friends and strangers. There is also: a bar! OK, so it is not a FULL bar. In fact, all they sell is beer. Still, on a hot day in August, looking over the lake and having a cold one. - BBlast