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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

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Address: 58075 Jefferson Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: 760 564-4712
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Fri - Mon 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Good fishing

They stock this lake with trout, there are also good sized cat fish an an occasional bass. Trout fishing really tapers off after mid March

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Covina, California
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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Everyone has their opinion right? Ours, WE LOVED IT. Different sections to camp. You have your Equestrian area, dry camp and you have hook ups in another. Few, full hooks ups. We had the perfect spot. We can have a campfire. No BBQs that I seen, bring one. Restrooms and showers (clean). I noticed the workers cleaning just about every... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What a surprise for us to find this LAKE near the Mountains, loved seeing this beautiful park, the mountains and pure beautiful water - how refreshing in the desert. The Jacaranda trees were all in full bloom so that was gorgeous. It was early May so noone was around....loved it!!

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Indio, California
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Do know what I was expecting but it falls a little flat. Small lake, a little grass, a few picnic tables and a few trees. That's all.

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Covina, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

They stock this lake with trout, there are also good sized cat fish an an occasional bass. Trout fishing really tapers off after mid March

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a man made lake but it feels so natural and quiet. You can relax, or paddle boat or ride a pedal boat, they rent them onsite. You can also fish for sport. I had a good time at this lake.

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very nice area to bike, in fact, triathlons happen in this lake, also, I saw nice RV and tent areas directly on the lake. Nice place.

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Oh boy is the previous reviewer correct! We were actually charged admission to this park plus one dollar for our dog. Just as we resigned ourselves to make the best of a bad situation and settled in to our picnic, the shooting began...first rifles and then what sounded like automatic weapons! We finished quickly and left having a chuckle at... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited on a mild cloudy day. Place looks rather sad at this time of year. Water is horrible looking and swimming not allowed. Some sort of explosions/gunfire in the distance added to a very un -welcoming feeling. Grim might be a good word.

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LOS ANGELES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of those off the beaten path places that is beautiful and different from the surrounding area. Pretty lake. Views. Great place for photographs. One section had a bunch of horseback riders and the aroma was pretty strong. Worth the ride and small car fee.

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The lake is so-so, but enjoyed by the locals who have nothing better. What is excellent are the hiking trails the can be found off the lake; some are difficult to find. The facilities are minimal. It is extremely hot in summer.

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Additional Information about Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

Address: Address: 58075 Jefferson Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: 760 564-4712
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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