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Lake Skinner State Park
Ranked #17 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Reviewed July 23, 2012

A packed camground is s sign of good times to be had but with such large crowds the campground facilities need to be kept up with. The shower/restrooms were NASTY. The port-a-potties were over used and under maintained. They stated they were designed to accomodate 10 people for five days under normal use before requiring service. They surely see more action than that and you could tell by the stench in the air. Stay away from the outer edges of the campground, stay inward and hope that the wind is not blowing your way.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

If you like to fish you have to check out this underwater video that I made at Lake Skinner, hundreds of bass! The video is called under the dock http://www.reelschematic.com/gallery/index.html

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank ReelSchematic
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

I read some of the reviews and got scared to camp here but i had already booked it. The staff was very nice the rangers were very helpful too. The bathrooms were very clean and always had paper towels and toilet paper. The camp was full this weekend but it wasnt crazy. Everyone was quiet at 10 and the ranger came by and told people to keep their kids quiet and turn off music. We slepted great both night. It was great to wake up and see the hot air balloons flying up around the mountains. It was a fun stay and everyone was very friendly expect our neighbor who was in a million dollar tour bus, i guess he was to cool for us but thats cool. Its camping there will be noise and kids around thats what its all about havin fun. We stayed here may 4 -6 2012. Will be back hopefully next month. We stayed in a section i our pop up trailer.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank zander2004
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

We stayed here a couple of years ago and it was awful. Decided to give it another try and they have improved in many areas. The staff was much nicer this time around and the bug problem we experienced last time was gone. They have added a nice amphitheater, newer bathroom facilities, newer playgrounds and a splash park which is great for the kids (although it only runs April-October). My husband fished one day while we were here and all he caught was a sunburn! As far as the campspot, they are way too close together. The layout of the site was also strange. Our firepit was right up against our neighbors trailer. And if you had neighbors like we did, you'll be getting eyeballed all night through the blinds. This is camping right? Isn't the purpose to be outdoors? Anyway, the best spots are on the ends of the rows but of course are hard to come by unless you reserve way in advance.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank socalfam4
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Unsure if it was the season, weather and or location, but this camping trip went much better.

Last time it was very loud at night and a lot more drinking went on, this time everything seems to have quieted down and overall it was peaceful after dark, unlike our last camping trip.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Kartvines
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

The best time to go is winter- less people, less noise. I've never had a problem with staff but I've never run into anyone but front gate. I do think 6 bucks on the weekend for day use is high. The waterpark is fun in summer but it gets way too crowded on the weekend. In winter, its closed. Fishing is not good. It does get hot in summer. Balloons aglow in the summer is fun- its around the fourth of july. By far the best thing to do is have a picnic and walk around the lake in the dead of winter!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Thank Erika A
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

My family and I come to Lake Skinner a few times a year to relax and enjoy the park. This past August we were camping next to some people who very rude and drinking. They were playing some kind of toss game right in front of the camp site next to them and it wasnt even their site. They were drinking during the day and then late at night and being loud. They would be quiet when the rangers were close by and then would be loud and laugh about it. Two of the campers next to us had to call and complain because these campers were threatening to kick people's a$$ if they called the rangers on them. The rangers were called the next day and even then were treated badly by these campers yelling and cussing at the one ranger who showed up. I do not understand why these kind of people are allowed to stay and camp in the park. They should have been kicked out. It looks like the park is only interested in money and not the safety and enjoyment of the campers. I love to go camping but this was not a very good weekend and it sounds like the review from menifee is the people that other campers were complaining about. I will go back, but I will stay next to a camp host in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Frederick H
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Address: Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA
Location: United States > California > Temecula
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Ranked #17 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Number of rooms: 10
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