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Address: About 50 miles southwest of Palm Springs. Take Highway 111 to Highway 74, Palm Springs, CA
Description: Located one hour from Palm Springs, this scenic lake at an elevation of...
Located one hour from Palm Springs, this scenic lake at an elevation of 4,500 feet offers overnight camping, hiking, fishing and boating.
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Stopped at the small park here on our trip to the pines. Signs all over no canoes, no entering water, etc. Fishing -boating allowed. Area was clean and was peaceful. Just past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Hemet, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Went there to fish and look at the new water park. First of all the lake is drying up and the park had more employees working then people in campsites. They have the older group that lives there. It's run down and it was 15.00 a day for two for day. The funny thing is the water park was in... More 

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Mosinee WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stopped at the small park here on our trip to the pines. Signs all over no canoes, no entering water, etc. Fishing -boating allowed. Area was clean and was peaceful. Just past the park is a parking area where you need a adventure pass & hiking trails. Locals told us new people have taken over the market/ campground. We did... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A very old campground, with probably 75% of the vehicles full timers, their rigs were not only old, but Many were trashy. There are no 50 amp's, only 30 amp. No cable. We had two couples join us for lunch and they had to pay $25 for a day pass ($5 per person to get into the park, plus $5... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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438 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lake Hemet has been a favorite birding stop for me in February for several years. This year I was hoping the birds had rebounded from the fire several years ago, but still, fewer species are found here now than pre-fire. Nevertheless, it is a good place to bird. The lake may have pelicans, several species of ducks, and coots are... More 

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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went up there with our 4 year old to spend Sunday and Monday.it wasn't too bad good amount of space for your tent and car.They have a fire ring and picnic table at every site great for night campfires.When we got there Saturday night it was all booked and crowded,but majority of people left on Sunday morning.Only couple of... More 

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Hemet, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Campsite restrooms are well maintained - that's always a plus! There are different types of water vehicle rentals, our mates rented a double kayak. The water is low (CA is obviously in a drought). This was our first camping trip since we had our baby, now 1yo. She had a great time. The weather was great for flying her new... More 

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Astoria oregon
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1,143 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 604 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Traveling high up into the mountains about an hour away lies a whole new world. Beautiful lake and country side, if one continues on to Idyllwiod reminds me of Government Camp at Mount hood. Just sayin' ! Come see for yourself, once you have been here you must come back!

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California City, California
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119 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a pretty little lake off the 243 near Idyllwild. No swimming, no kayaks, no this, no that. It's $15 just to enter into the Lake area but you can rent boats there and be enclosed by chain link fence with barbed wire across the top. However - there is a picnic area before you get to the actual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

The campground continues to improve , with a swim area & frisbie golf just added .Boat rentals are easy & cheap .Nice showers are a plus.Every spot I've camped in has been great ,& so are the people there .Love it!

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La Canada, California
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121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This reservoir (it is not a natural lake) is not located in Palm Springs...it is located an hour away up a twisty (but spectacular) highway in the mountains. The facilities there are privately owned so there are lots of fees and rules. I didn't find it particularly beautiful...it seems to be a place mainly to fish and boat.

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Address: About 50 miles southwest of Palm Springs. Take Highway 111 to Highway 74, Palm Springs, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs

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