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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

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Address: 58075 Jefferson St, La Quinta, CA 92253-7676
Phone Number: 760 564-4712
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Great for the day

This is a beautiful place to enjoy the weather and the wonderful surroundings. We have been here a number of times with friends to have picnics and family gatherings in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
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Indio, California
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Indio, California
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a beautiful place to enjoy the weather and the wonderful surroundings. We have been here a number of times with friends to have picnics and family gatherings in a wonderful place where everyone in the family can enjoy themselves.

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La Quinta, California
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222 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I live only a half mile form this great recreation area. The lake area is assessable for only $6. per car. There are picnic areas and a huge swimming pool during the summer. If you have a fishing license, the lake has stocked fish. Many people drive around to a quiet spot and back up the tail gate to the... More 

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Oswego, New York
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

There are nice hiking trail all over the Coachella Valley. These are easy to reach and follow, but nothing special. Some nice views of the valley below, but most of the other trail have that too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

For us this was a much more relaxing area to camp than the RV parks we had used previously. In February, even with the Date Festival going on, there was still plenty of room for our last minute reservation. A bonus was the proximity to hiking trails including a 2+ mile walk around the lake. There is no swimming in... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We had an extra hour one morning last week and decided to hike at the Lake Cahuilla Recreational Area. The trail begins across from the ranger station (opposite the Lake) and is a classic desert hike with easy ups and downs. What makes this hike special are 1. its location; 2. the views of a magnificent private golf course (The... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

This is not a campground, more like a place to park with a tree. Ideal spot for deaf snowbirds as the spaces are close not really any privacy. The plus is it is next to a fishing lake with a nice view in the mountains. Any positives I could write about this place is completely erased by the constant gun... More 

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La Quinta, California
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222 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I live about a quarter mile from this great space for RV Camping. I am surprised that it isn't always filled in that section with the Snow Birds during the "season." There is hiking and bike riding and fishing.( must have a license for fishing) The lake is about two miles around and many come here to just sit in... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The lake sits right next to beautiful mountains. The lake is shallow and consists of the mountain water. Therefore it is quite cold. I performed a triathlon leg in the lake and it was 52 degrees on December 6, 2015. There is also a pool and plenty of space for RV's.

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Warren, New Jersey
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Nice scenery. Very interesting. San Andreas fault passes through the area. The oasis is a real surprise out in the dessert with beautiful palms.

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Fresno, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We stayed at the RV park for one night this November. The night was beautiful, plenty of space and decent bathrooms etc. Will definitely stay again when we go back in that direction.

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