Menifee, California

Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails

Menifee, California



Menifee, California
Phone: (951) 679-4750

Sites: 523
Recent Rate: $10 5/2015

Latitude: 33.674363176795
Longitude: -117.137786149979

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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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49 Reviews

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Michael Kibler

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

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venice

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

Tips for other Campers:

Within reasonable driving distance to about everything.

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rolling homeless

Review Count: 220
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $1.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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Cockapoo Lovers

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $1.00
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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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Dukebdevil2000

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

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $3.00
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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.

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squaredancer

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $55.00
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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.

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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Zgork

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $10.00
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This is a nice park, renovations were in progress to update sites to 50 amp services. The only drawback would be there isn't much locally to do. The park does provide some amenities to compensate but it does offer a nicely stocked lakes/canals. Adult pool area and two other pools. And it is nicely maintained We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

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TedandJan

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $3.00
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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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Tyra's rv

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $1.00
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Loved this park. Lots to do, Grill on site. Adult Pool and spa and family pool and spa, very fun miniature golf course. Fishing and many types of ducks, birds and geese. The only downfall is its right next door to a dairy farm and when the wind blows in the wrong direction the smell is very bad. When the wind doesn't blow at all the flies are terrible. We are members of TT so we stayed here for free. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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kandbbrown

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $1.00
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Price reflects a TT membership. This is a typical Thousand Trails park. Not the best. Not the worst. They are currently upgrading parts of the park to 50 amp, but there will be a $5 up charge to use it. I can tell by other reviews that this park may be great at times and unbearable at others. The reason is the dairy farm near by. While we were here, the wind was blowing in the right direction and we had no smell and no problem with flies. I'm guessing that at another time of year, it could definitely be a problem as it is discussed in other reviews. We spent 4 days here. We had spot #560 which backed up to a nice view in the distance of the hills and horse pastures. Sites appeared to be good sized. Ours certainly was. Great 30 amp service. Our DirecTV came in fine and our Millenicom Mi-Fi had a strong signal. We did not use any of the facilities (showers, pool, club house, putt putt golf) but did check them out. All were clean and well maintained. The adult pool and hot tub looked great. I stuck my toes in and the water was very comfortable. Relatives had warned us about choosing a site near the water due to the bird poo and some of the birds which nest in the trees. I would keep that in mind, but it did not appear to be a big problem as we walked around the park. Staff was great. We would came here again - the price is right for us. If the wind was blowing in the other direction, we would move on. My rating reflects my experiences for this visit. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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teepee51

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2014
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Nice Thousand Trails (member rate cited). No 50 amp yet. They say it is coming. Good amenities and store for supplies. Pretty far away from most attractions. One hint that I wish I had known. Do NOT park under a tree. There are many LARGE birds that roost in them and they will completely cover RV or cars in poop! We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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Cockapoo Lovers

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $1.00
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Well, there's the already mentioned dairy farm abounding the property, but the turkey (or chicken) farm is deserted. Still there's the noxious methane and cattle smell when the wind is right, and also the unbelievable dust from the development of homesites behind and beside the dairy property. The name, Wilderness Lakes, gives a false impression, since it's no longer a wilderness and there are no lakes. There are canals that run through one section of the park, but no lakes. You'll really have to like fowl, to spend any time here. And goose poop. Lots of it. If your site backs up to a canal, you may find that you can't get out your door because of all the waterfowl congregated around your rig. People put food out for them and they expect it. No matter where you park, you'll have geese wandering through your site. Oh, yes, the flies. Have a swatter handy. The best part of this park is the convenience to shopping and restaurants, the pleasant staff and the friendly people who camp here. Also, the annual sites are well maintained, unlike some other California parks. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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Tampajohn

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $3.00
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Great staff: could not have been any nicer. Just hold your nose when the winds blows from the dairy. Stayed 2 weeks. They were helpful. Got a kick out of the wildlife around: ducks, geese, and five different types of other birds. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

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User3371

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $17.00
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Great staff. Spent 14 days on 1000 Trails membership. Park was near full and manager managed to fit me in for the balance of the month @ $17.00 day. Try and stay in West end of park away from dairy and turkey farms nearby. Park was very clean, but in need of upgrading. Good 30 amp power. Some 50 amp power coming soon @ $5.00 day upcharge. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

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TedandJan

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $3.00
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We stay here frequently. Paved roads and dirt sites. Most sites are very wide, lots with shade but plenty with clear skies for Sat. Lots back onto the narrow canals but many in the back are away from the geese and most of the flies. Nice pools with separate Adult except in the winter. Separate Adult lodge with Free WiFi, TV room, puzzle room, pool tables, and card room. Small well outfitted fitness room. Pickle ball courts. 50 amp sites coming. Prevailing wind keeps most of Dairy odor away so it is really just the flies and they are lessened if you go in the Southwest corner. We camped at Wilderness Lakes Preserve - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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