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Address: 26439 Highway 76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070-9663
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+1 760-782-3487
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A lake resort area with camping facilities.

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Tourmaline Mines

Spent three nites there while visiting the local tourmaline mines in the area. Cabin was mostly clean and comfortable (a few cobwebs on an artificial plant, we just moved it away... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 15, 2012
Judy B
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Coalinga, California

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Toronto
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

I think some of the other reviewers here should take a chill pill... You are renting a cabin for $65. What do you expect! After reading all the awful reviews, we were pleasantly surprised by the Lake Henshaw 'Resort.' Our cabin was cute, comfortable and bright. Except for the mini-blinds (and I challenge haters to go home and clean theirs... More 

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3 Thank VictoriaToronto
Dana Point, California
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

My family, some friends and I recently spent the weekend at Lake Henshaw. After reading the reviews we started looking for other options as most critics have hammered this place. There was a 30% chance of thunderstorms each day which is probably what scared the crowds away, as we were the ONLY campers there. The temperature was listed at a... More 

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2 Thank DonRoritor
Temecula, California, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

People the green IS Algae . It happens in most warm water lakes . It's called an Algae Bloom. The reason why the sign says if the wind blows come off the lake is because rookie boat renters can get into serious trouble on a large lake . Waves are generated that can swamp rental boats! The campground has nice... More 

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4 Thank Henry S
Coalinga, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Spent three nites there while visiting the local tourmaline mines in the area. Cabin was mostly clean and comfortable (a few cobwebs on an artificial plant, we just moved it away from the bed). They are older cabins, but a good value for the price. The lake is a short walk across the road, and like many in California, is... More 

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3 Thank Judy B
Coronado, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Our family decided to leave the city and enjoy a quiet weekend at the lake. My boys and husband spent the day on the water and caught not one fish! The lake has zero visability, the algae was so bad, and the smell was awful. After checking into our cabin we found it was terribly dirty. There were cobwebs and... More 

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5 Thank amieegillig
Colton, California
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

i went with the church group. this place was a second choice - the place we liked was fully booked. It is no wonder why booking is easy. It is a dump. Restrooms are filthy -- no maintenance or because people who go there just are filthy. It is sad that this place is not maintained because it has good... More 

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5 Thank sweetheartofs
Wayne, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

actually i live at the park across the road and i think its been years since anything has been done to restore the beauty it once had, it has gone to hell really bad i mean it should at least be a friendly place but no one really cares.

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5 Thank Antonio B
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

Let me start by saying I have never been camping. I have stayed at 5 star resorts but when we decided to go camping, I knew 5 star was not an option. My husband and I decided to have a family reunion/fishing trip at Lake Henshaw. We had no idea what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised with our whole... More 

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5 Thank luv4lesss
I.E.
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

My sweet heart and I were to stay 2 nights, but after 1 night we were out of there! Also, No Refunds! So, be very careful!! Our room had massive spiders, my sweet heart was bitten by a spider, we found the spider dead in the bed with us and big blood stain on the sheet, the towels we old... More 

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4 Thank Myself38
San Diego, California
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171 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Very good ribs, good slaw, GREAT corn bread. We go often as there are not a lot of choices around here and it is always fun - rbis are the best, especially the beef short ribs, no bones and tasty. Be aware that they close early.

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