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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
Aplesq
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Covina, California
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indio, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 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
1 review
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
42 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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Layton, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Just happened on this little slice of Heaven as we were trying out our motorhome just purchased nearby. Away from the hustle of the city but close enough to enjoy. Much warmer than we anticipated for the first of March but luckily we had an air conditioner. Yes, we are spoiled. Very quite and nice lake views. Would recommend to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We have been camping here every year for the last 5 years. Some issues I have are with the park itself, and a few for the area. 1. Our grey water fills much faster than our black, and that is with conserving. Without sewer hookups it is stupid to cart grey water every few days to the dump station. There... More 

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