1 Park near Winchester, California
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