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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area and Campground

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area and Campground

We camped at the Lake Cahuilla Campground in December of 2015. We were going to the 2015 King of the Smoker BBQ Invitational at the La Quinta Resort and Club and decided to stay at this campground.

Lake Cahuilla Campground

The recreation area and campground are located in La Quinta with is south of Palm Springs and Palm Desert. It is also very close to Coachella, where the Stagecoach music festival is held..

A storm came through on our way to the campground and it was SO windy there was NO way we could enjoy a fire outside. Even the second night was windy .. so no firepit again.

It was nice and quiet except for the gunshots... yep, there is a shooting range across the lake.

Overall, it was a nice campground. It is a bit out there tucked up next to the hills. It is okay, but seems like you're in the boonies..

Also, gates get locked every night so make sure if you are going out, to get the combination to the lock!

We camped in Site 60 which is huge! See the photos. It was lake front and was nice. FYI - if you book a site with hook ups, it will seem like the hook ups are in your neighbors site ... well they kind of are! See the photo above and you'll see what I mean!

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Lake Cahuilla Campground


Click on the images to view the campsites and other photos of the area. The campsite/description is located in the lower left hand corner of each photo.

Making Reservations - You can make camping reservations on the Riverside County Parks website

Our campsite was $68 total for two nights.

A little info from their website -

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area is a stunning 710-acre park situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. It is located 6 miles South East of Old Town La Quinta and offers a delightful experience in the Coachella Valley. Lake Cahuilla is set in the midst of expansive lawns and picturesque mountaintops making it a spectacular destination.

Lake Cahuilla is the ideal nature getaway with 91 individual and group campsites near the gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains. It is an easy destination for anyone looking to quickly escape the city life and become immersed in unparalleled views and all the outdoor activities available. Fun-filled fishing in the 135 acre lake, hiking and horseback trails nearby, and a cooling swimming pool are just a few of the great adventures campers can experience. Open grass areas with picnic tables and barbeques are splendid for special events from company gatherings to birthday parties.

Enjoying a special day or vacation at beautiful Lake Cahuilla is the perfect way to break away from the hectic schedule of everyday life.

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Lke Cahuilla Recreation Area

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