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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

58075 Jefferson Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
760 564-4712
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Ranked #16 of 19 Attractions in La Quinta
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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LOS ANGELES
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A lake in the middle of a dessert next to a golf course. Hike around the lake or back in the valley. Gets extremely hot in the summer bring lots of water.

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Alberta
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I can not imagine camping in this location in the heat of the summer. Very few trees, picnic tables. It is unfortunate this park has not been maintained and cared for. Lost opportunity in beautiful surroundings.

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B.C. Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This man made lake and camp ground are very quiet and out of the way. We visited in Jan 2013 and drove around the lake. Many are fishing in the stocked lake (trout). Kids under the age of 12 don't need a fishing licence if they're with an adult who has a valid one. This would not be my type... More

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Vancouver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Living in Palm Desert, I thought I had seen most outdoorsy attractions in the valley until I saw a sign for this place, so I visited. It took about 20 minutes to get to from La Quinta, but it is worth it. The lake has very nice sandy beaches and picnic areas - it is very picturesque and unexpected. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I hadn't known this park was here. I enjoyed staying here in my motorhome, lots of walking and beautiful vistas. Great rates, especially if you have Passport America. Can't swim in the lake or allow your dog to swim. Swimming pool was closed which was too bad, it looked nice; however the campground was not too crowded and it was... More

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Palm Springs, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Found by mistake while looking for a house. The area has a good area for RV's and it was late so we didn't look around much. Will have to go back when more time is available but from the first glance it looked OK.

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