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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

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58075 Jefferson St, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-7676
+1 760-564-4712
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Nice Area for Day Use and Picnics: Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, La Quinta, Ca

We went to Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area and had a nice time. Its a very nice park for either day... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2017
Fremont, California
The bighorn are there

Went on a cool day from the cove to the lake and back. Had break at the lake and enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Mission, Canada
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58075 Jefferson St, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-7676
+1 760-564-4712
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

We went to Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area and had a nice time. Its a very nice park for either day use or camping. It is also a nice place for equestrians. The picnic areas are great for single families to group picnics. By the group...More

Thank mini
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Went on a cool day from the cove to the lake and back. Had break at the lake and enjoyed the beautiful scenrery. Headed backhand and were told by a golfer that the bighorn were ahead, sure enough 8 walked by us on the trail,within...More

Thank skipro4720
Reviewed April 1, 2017

This was a great hike with several easy trails for the entire family. The scenery is fantastic and definitely worth a morning hike... before it gets too hot.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I almost don't want to leave a review because this place seems like a well kept secret. Reserve an RV spot right by the lake, set up some chairs and marvel at the amazing view of the turquoise blue lake and the rocky mountains. It's...More

Thank Sandi R
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is a reservoir not a lake. But it's kinda pretty! easy to camp at, good sites (no sewer), quiet if you're not parked next to a dog that barked all night... fire pits and tables. Where they get extra snaps for me is the...More

Thank OCEquestrian
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Fairly easy hike with some up and downs and a skinny path at times. Says it's 2.4 miles but our GPS said it was 3.0 miles. It took as 3 hours at an easy pace to go there and back. Good view from high midpoint,...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Grounds are well kept and it is a beautiful spot to have picnic. It was a bit hard to find for first time visitors, bur once you arrive it is well worth it. Saw variety of water fowl and enjoyed out afternoon.

Thank Marija M
Reviewed November 30, 2016

We paid our park use fee of $6 each, and looked for a fun outdoor experience. Of course , this is November so we expected it to be quiet. The park ranger at gate was very helpful, and helped orient us to a hiking trail....More

Thank SleeplessinSEA
Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is a very nice recreation area! Lots of room, nestled against the foothills with a nice view of the surrounding area. Quiet and somewhat remote, this is a place to go for any kind of relaxation, hiking, biking, running, picnicking or just sitting around....More

Thank D11RCD
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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Ashleigh A
May 18, 2017|
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Response from OCEquestrian | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are, but I took mine there in the winter to the little beach and let him frolic in the water. I think it is worse when there are lots of people. I know they are VERY serious about the leash thing. There... More
March 17, 2017|
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Response from SleeplessinSEA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this area is well patrolled.