Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

County Park

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58075 Jefferson St.
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-564-4712
800-234-7275
Official Website

GPS: 33.627, -116.2724

Last Price Paid: $22
Weekly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 93
Pad Type: gravel

7 people have reviewed this location.

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4bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
AT&T 4G
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Luc

24 Winnebago View
19 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Beach

Luc would stay here again

“Water, great view. Cheap price for the area”

Reviewed Mar 17, 2018

Overall Rating

We came here after staying in a commercial campground at 75$ a night, 10 minutes from here. So 22$ (20$ + 2$ for the doggie) was a nice break. Add 15$ if you want full hookups. Anyway, a lot cheaper and a lot more interesting than the packed campground we were at before. Busy during the weekend. Users are not super careful and a... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Mar
Seattle, WA
38 Palomino by forest river Columbus
1 review
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 8
“Lake is not for swimming. They charge $10 per day to fish”

Reviewed Mar 16, 2018

Overall Rating

We arrived in mid March. The pool was closed. They put us into a pull thru site that was converted so someone was very close in front. Others parked along the lake blocked our view. We had poor AT&T reception because it was crowded under trees. Partial hookups only. Only one dumpster inside the campground. Lots of noisy neighbors close... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: $40
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 28

Walt_C would stay here again

“Nice Surprise”

Reviewed Jan 26, 2018

Overall Rating

We almost didn’t stay here based on earlier comments. I’m glad we did. This is a nice little campground on the edge of La Quinta. The campsites are basic packed gravel and immaculately groomed. The bathrooms are basic as well and clean but not super clean. The only grassy spot is unfortunately, but understandably off limits to dog... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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uproot travel
Madison, SD
34 DRV Mobile Suites 32TK3
2011 Ford F350
4 reviews
Days stayed: 1

uproot travel would stay here again

“Better than expected!”

Reviewed Jan 22, 2018

Overall Rating

We stopped at Lake Cahuilla for only one night on our journey out west from Arizona. It's a bit out of the way from the freeway (about 25 minutes) but easy to get to. We arrived after dark and the ranger who greeted us was kind and super helpful. This was our first time parking at night and it ended up being a breeze because of the siz... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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1 review
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 7

RescueRanger would stay here again

“Apocalypse Now”

Reviewed Sep 05, 2017

Overall Rating

You get what you pay for. Close to amenities, water, dump station, showers. Lake Cahuilla is a concrete basin at the very end of the American canal which is unsuitable for swimming, boating or any water contact, yet fishing from shore is acceptable??? Go figure. Never saw anyone catch anything ... thank God. Did I mention the S... more

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Nomaditagain

19 Riverside Retro
2014 Nissan Frontier
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 21

Nomaditagain would stay here again

“A little crowded, nice people, Passport America discount, Full Hookups”

Reviewed Mar 19, 2017

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We stopped here due to the late hour on our way to a BLM site at Joshua Tree. (These two places are actually not that far from each other!) The access was terrific, the hookups worked great, the neighbors were friendly and quite, bathrooms were clean, they have a book sharing box!, the 'lake' is man made, there is fishing, and the su... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Epic Detour

24 Airstream Interstate Grand Tour EXT
35 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
“You get what you pay for”

Reviewed Feb 14, 2016

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First the good: great location, mountain views, hiking from the park, and cheap. Oh, and a darling wifi cabana for relaxing and surfing the web. My fav thing about this place. Now the bad: Cahuilla lake, which sounds lovely, is actually a concrete basin with water in it. No swimming or boating allowed. No natural features. I... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G

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stillhowlyntravels: Reflections~~Lake Cahuilla County Park, La Quinta, CA

It was time for a change of scenery.  It was time for some major provisioning calling for the likes of Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe's.  It was time to attend to tank issues.  So we headed to La Quinta...

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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area - La Quinta, California - Those Young Guys

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area – La Quinta, California Posted By lisa, On December 16, 2014...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • showers
Pets:
  • pets

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