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Vail Lake Resort

Temecula, California


38000 Temecula Pkwy
Temecula, California 92592
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Sites: 500
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.46836
Longitude: -116.99543

Elevation: 1576' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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36 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed overnight on our way to San Diego. The park was fine although we did not appreciate the loud music being played right up to quiet time. The park is a great vacation destination for families with mini-golf, hiking, bicycling... We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed up on the Chardonnay Meadows part of the Park. This is one of the only areas of the park that has Verizon cell service. This RV park is a very family friendly place to stay with three pools that can handle all ages of campers. They also have a bar that opens up on the summer weekends. We would definitely come here again. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Temecula wineries are close by.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here over Memorial day weekend 2017. The park was very full. All the premium sites were gone. We stayed in the lower Arryo Seco and it was a nice site partially shaded with sewer and water. Apparently the flooding this spring knocked out the power to the lower and upper Arryo seco area. Because of this we got 50% off our price which was great. The park was packed but still seemed quite spacious. We stayed here years ago and it was quite empty in October. The trail to vail lake is closed so no fishing. The flood knocked out the road to the lake. We went anyway as there is tons of hiking trails and my son went mountain biking here. there was nice pools open, volleyball, pickleball bocce ball. All free! We also went mini golfing twice for Free!. Kid heaven. The water slide is now closed unhappily probabaly not to reopen. We did not use the showers they work but are older. The kids gave this a 10**** I gave a seven as there are some older parts that need some work. Also they had live music at the pools and dancing at night. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
426
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

take advantage of all the free activities and mountain biking...

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

I was staying at the upper levels, I had beautiful views to the sourrounding mountains. The lake is far down, you can hardly see it.

THE GOOD:

They have accepted my Passport America discount for one night and my Good Sam discount for the other night I've spent here.

The sites are pretty large, gravel but not very level. You better bring your leveling blocks.

There is a lot to do here. Even though the pools are not heated, the pool area is closed for the winter; in the summer this place is fantastic for families. It is a huge park, lots of open space, kids are freely roaming around everywhere. There is mini-golf, ping pong, pickle ball, volleyball, basketball courts. For the summer there is a water slide separate from the pool area.

I found a 1.5-mile long nature trail, which was very nice, but there are other hiking and biking opportunities in the area. You can walk down to the lake for example. The lake is farther down, I didn't end up going because it was raining the second day.

There is a convenience store by the main building, where you can buy some basic camping items and snacks.

I saw a cafe attached to a nice outdoors area with a stage but it wasn't open. They are making it ready for the upcoming New Years Eve party. Who knew that New Year Eve is a huge camping holiday?

THE BAD:

I would not ever call this a resort. It is a campground. The road to the office was full of huge potholes, I've heard that they are patching it each year, but it needs a major upgrade. It is hard to maneuver your RV around the potholes.

Even though I like taking my showers in RV resort showers, this one was so run down that I've decided to take it in my small RV. I didn't like the looks.

INTERNET:

I had awesome Sprint coverage, I was able to tether and watch my Netflix too. I did not use the park WiFi. Didn't need to.

My Verizon Hotspot seem to work well too. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

Stay around sites 48-50. There is grass nearby and canyon views with 30 amp service.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Close to wine country.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Where to start? Very unhappy with this place. It's dirt/gravel with uneven sites. I had to change sites 4 times to get level and away from trees. Virtually no cell phone service and they charged me $5 for internet that you can not get at your site: supposedly can get it at the office. Who wants to only use internet at their office? The bath house was horrid. It looked like it was from the 1960's without any work done on it. Also, there are lots of old trees with sites essentially fit in between and around them. Extremely overpriced!!! I will NEVER stay here again! We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Huge park with 500 sites, they are relatively large and spacious. There are no picnic tables, bring your own. Wi-Fi only at office. There is mini-golf ($3), waterslides ($10/hr), really nice pools (3 of them), small kids fishing hole, and horseshoes. Vail Lake is available to resort guests for $10 person about 2 miles away from resort. A bike is needed to get around here. The restroom was clean. Dumpsters were overflowing after weekend. We stayed in the oaks area which is more central. Lots of golf carts here. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $85.00
Overall Rating:

Huge, beautiful park with enormous shade trees. Big sites for easy access. They are not paved, but for the most part level. This park is not adjacent to the lake. The lake is a few miles down the road. But, since you are camping at the campground you can fish for a reduced fee and don't need a license. Kind of pricey as it has a ton of amenities during the season. Also has an extremely popular Haunted House in October. Book early for that. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $90.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here with our entire family. We had three spaces, plus paid for 2 extra tent users. The place is very large and you can't really walk to things. We used our car. We stayed in the lower Merlo which I would not recommended. There was no shade trees, the ground was gravel with a lot of rocks. Everyone here uses gas powered golf carts which is really loud and they seem to use them at all hours of the day and night. We were here for Memorial Day and even though there was a lot going on, I wouldn't do it again. It was way too pricy for what we got. We paid $400 for each site for the 4 days we were here. I always hear people talk about it, but it just wasn't for us. I would not go again. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Expensive for what you get and they tried to charge me $5 extra for registering on the phone after hours. Not mentioned on the website. BTW Live band and dancing but a bit of a hike from our site. The "lake" is a mile away, you must drive it, I don't think there is a path. We won't return, just too expensive! We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

This resort has a lot of nice amenities at the campground. Miniature golf, horseback riding, quad area with entertainment, bar, waterslides in summer, pool, etc. I really like this campground but the only drawback is it is getting too expensive to stay here. They provide extras on holiday week-ends but $100-120 a night is just getting too much for this middle class, Dad on a budget. I try to go in the Spring/Fall when rates are down and I have a great time. I would give this campground an 8 or 9 but the affordability factor brings it down a bit. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very pretty and a bit rustic park; and in Spring when the hills are green, is a great time to visit. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, it's a bit rundown and the amenities are not up to the price. At $65, I would expect WiFi and cable TV. I'm fine without them, but then don't charge so much. There weren't even picnic benches at the campsites. A few had broken patio chairs. The dumpsters were full to overflowing, this on Friday night going into a weekend and off-season at that. The owners need to invest a little and/or drop their prices. For such a beautiful place on a weekend with 70 degree temps, the place should have been busy instead of 3/4 empty. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

Very disappointing. Under new management it would seem. Not enough staff ,and everyone seems to complain about everything. We heard they were always changing staff which is why it is so badly run. Would not recommend it and would never go back. We camped at Vail Lake Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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