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Menifee, California

Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails

Menifee, California



Menifee, California
Phone: (951) 679-4750

Sites: 523
Recent Rate: $10 8/2016

Latitude: 33.674363176795
Longitude: -117.13778614998

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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 yes
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • 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
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
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-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • 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) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • 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) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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56 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Has a family lodge for the kids and a separate Adult Lodge for the seniors who like peace and quiet. Train ( miniature ) rides are offered on week ends. Lots of room to walk around the canals and grounds. Has two swimming pools, one for the families and one for adults only. Has an exercise room for adults. Free wi-fi at the lodges. The pay WiFi is very slow in the park. Here is a short stroll in the evening https://youtu.be/I25l2QewfDI. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 201
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Country store is open 5 days a week. Open on week ends. Train rides are only Saturday and Sundays. Fast food restaurant on site is open on Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning

Propane is available twice a day, restricted hours of operation

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We are members of Thousand Trails so stayed there for free on our membership. The park rules say "check-in at noon, check-out at noon". We were sold a "family campground" but it's anything but. This really is for long term people. We wanted 2 sites on the canal and for this reason checked in on a Wednesday. There were no sites available, but we saw two rigs that were due to check out and had not yet (even though it was after checkout time). We were able to secure 2, 30 amp sites. After talking to our neighbor I learned there is a system that people get to know each other and let them know when they are leaving so if someone in a 50 amp site is leaving, another long term person would move over from the 30 amp site. Makes it hard for newcomers to secure the 50 amp. We were on the canal and there was trash in the canal and no attempt to fish it out. TTN has gone downhill and looks worn out. The person at the front gate immediately chastised me for going over the line (which I didn't see). I always have had my window next to the ranger door and thought this was correct. Not a friendly welcome. When we joined there were rental trailers only. Now there are rental cabin and lease sites, taking sites away from members. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81 and 82
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

When you pull in check the departure date of other rigs by looking at the sign posted on their headlight. That's the only way we got our sites as tey were not yet vacant (even though it was after 12).

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel sites, some shaded spots, pick a site. 30 & 50 Amp, FHU, gated entrance with guards. Pool (adult & family), spa, clubhouse, fitness center, pickleball & tennis, basketball, mini golf, WiFi at clubhouse, walking trails, dog run, playground, store. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We are Thousand Trails members so we used this as one of our 50 free stays. We have camped here before and will do so again. Most sites are level, we had a picnic table and a fire pit. We like the trees in the area and, actually, wonder how they have survived so well during this drought. And, yes, there was little grass and mostly dirt but then, it is a drought and there has been no rain to speak of for several years. We like the park and the campground atmosphere. The bathrooms and laundries are always clean, the store was well stocked and the pool looked nice though we did not use it. We like the family atmosphere and the kids riding their bikes around. All in all, a pleasant place to stay.
By the way, we have used this campground for several overnight trips into the Los Angeles area. One time we drove into Long Beach to see the Battleship Iowa and stayed in the Queen Mary. A wonderful trip. Anther time we drove into to the Huntington in Pasadena and stayed over night. Absolutely marvelous museum. Richard Nixon's birthplace and Presidential Library are in Yorba Linda, a day trip. You can also take a day trip into Temecula or to Idlewild. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

By the way, we have used this campground for several overnight trips into the Los Angeles area. One time we drove into Long Beach to see the Battleship Iowa and stayed in the Queen Mary. A wonderful trip. Another time we drove into to the Huntington in Pasadena and stayed over night. Absolutely marvelous museum. Richard Nixon's birthplace and Presidential Library are in Yorba Linda, a day trip. You can also take a day trip into Temecula or to Idlewild.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the better Thousand Trails parks but like most showing its age. Site was large, level back in on one of the water canals. Good elec and water pressure. Picnic table needs to ve replaced. Staff excellent. Quiet park and close to shopping. There are a couple of occupied units in very poor condition, expired license plates so a violation. Amenities good. Only drawback is the increasing number of geese. Honking can be annoying, even at night. Park store sells cracked corn to feed ducks and geese. This is not good because fowl are too dependent on this and not their natural diet. Restrooms are kept clean and have updated plumbing. Pools are nice and heated. Rate reflects TT membership. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

If you're a 55+ park lover, this is not the place for you. The weather's so perfect here in the winter that in the middle of Feb. I have several families with school-age children surrounding me, as if they were on a summer camping trip, which I'm quite enjoying because they toast marshmallows over their portable campfires at night.

This isn't really "camping", though. Not a ton of trees. If it weren't for the canals, and the abundance of nearly-tame waterfowl, there would be absolutely nothing special about this place.

The latter, surprisingly, make it a place you want to come back to. Whole flocks of Canada geese actually live and nest here, and there are other species I'd never even Seen before. If you get a canal site, and feed them, you'll be over-run with your own avian posse in no time. And yes, they honk a lot, and can be noisy.

Beware of the canals during the rainy season, though, as those sites can and do flood.

There's a camp store with the usual over-priced merchandise, but it's good in a pinch, and on the weekends there's an onsite cafe with some nice offerings.

Sites are decently-spaced and level, Verizon signal is terrific, only a few miles to grocery stores and shopping. I can get there on my electric scooter. You can get pizza and even groceries delivered here. It's close to amenities and yet at night you can actually see the stars.

A tremendous plus for full timers is that the ranger station will accept all packages, without a site number, so you can have them sent ahead of you. The drawback is that, for whatever reason (maybe the packages??) most of the ranger staff are brusque, not very friendly, and even snippy without provocation. I work hard to be friendly and courteous to TT staff everywhere. This is the only park at which I've encountered this attitude. Steer clear of them if you can, and you'll probably have a good time. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are large and we really like it here. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

This is a very large campground that requires a major facelift. Prolific weeds, dirty moldy signs, gravel sites with dirt, and well worn roads characterize this CG. When I entered, the security guard told me to pick my spot and I found a level easy pull-through site with full hookups. The sites are a mixture of dirt and gravel. Be prepared to pay for Wi-Fi (I didn't), fishing ($10/day) , and visitors ($10.00 per person/day). Cell phone was good. Difficult for me to get out of my site because neighbor parked across my exit. Couldn't find him. I won't be back. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This RPI Membership Park is located a couple of miles off of the 215 freeway in a quiet area out of the town of Menifee. There used to be a dairy farm bordering the park but it is no longer in business. It is a very large RV Park, 565 sites, with a couple of canals running through it and a pond. There are a lot of amenities; two pools & spas, tennis/pickleball courts, shuffleboard, horseshoes, volleyball, miniature golf, fitness center and playgrounds. The sites are mostly back-in, but they do have a few pull-thru. If you go to the back of the park you can usually find a site that you can pull-thru from the back site so you do not have to unhook your toad, unless it is busy. The sites are gravel and have a weathered picnic table, no fire pit and no cable. If you have satellite you will want to pick a site where the trees do not block your dish. It's a nice park and we would come back again. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
504
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2015
Overall Rating:      

Big level sites with plenty of things to do. Quiet area despite being 3 miles from I-215 and major shopping. The closing of former dairy farms still allows for residual odor but not too bad. Most buildings need major repair/renovation but they are functional. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
478
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Within reasonable driving distance to about everything.

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Review Count: 282
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We were there during spring break and the park was packed. Children were well mannered and there were many activities available for all ages. They have a very nice trading library and a small store. They have an adult pool that seems to open during the spring break time. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The farmer's market in Temecula on Saturday mornings is exceptional.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Well, the dairy is gone but the aroma lingers on! It was nice having 50 amp service on the "island" but more care should have been taken to grade and compact the sandy soil at the sites. We have friends who sustained serious damage to their motor home when the rear end hit a sink hole while backing in. We kept having to level our rig during our three-week stay, due to shifting soil. The worst thing about this park is the amount of goose and duck poop splattered all over the roads, and the sheer amount of water fowl on the canals. Seems like more every year. It's a small, congested park surrounded by housing developments, abandoned dairy, and a tract of land where trees have been uprooted in preparation for eventual building. Annual sites are in no worse condition than other California TT parks. No problems with power or cell phone coverage. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent value for TT member. Nice amenities, helpful staff. A bit of the campsites and long-term sites were not pleasant to look at. Minivan with 4 flat tires on site, some beat up campers that didn't look like they run. But overall it was a good experience and we will stay here again. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed as guests of friends who have a membership. The GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY ! The GOOD-electricity was steady and good, sites were fairly level. Sites are generously sized. The BAD- got to the park and was told to 'drive around until you find a spot you like, then come back and tell us the site number'. When you have a group camping you'd like to stay together. Many 'open' sites had signs saying 'This site leased to a member, do not camp here'. Apparently there are quite a few folks that live there on a permanent basis. They have their own golf carts that they zip around in. The UGLY- quite a number of places where it looks like a homeless encampment or worse.

We plan NOT to stay there again. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
525
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Temecula is nearby. Great 'Old Town' for browsing and shopping. There also is Temecula Valley with an abundance of wine tasting opportunities.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

The dairy is gone! The flies are already reducing and the smell, too. This was the main drawback to this park. They will have many 50 Amp sites in the next few months which will certainly help in the summer. A great family park. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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