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“Great Inexpensive Family Fun”

Yucaipa Regional Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Yucaipa
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Owner description: Yucaipa Regional Park is situated in the foothills rich with natural flora and fauna, and boasts views of the San Bernardino Mountains and Mount San Gorgonio that provide an atmosphere of timeless serenity.If you like camping, hiking, boating, fishing or other outdoor sports such as disc golf and horseshoes, Yucaipa and its three lakes are the place for you.Yucaipa’s swim complex, with its dual-flume water slides and sandy beach, offers the perfect spot to get away, cool-off, and have a blast during hot summer days.The park’s recreational facilities are open year-round, providing a sanctuary from the bustle of city life whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall.Yucaipa is a favorite destination for high school cross-country runners and mountain bikers, but it’s also a great place to ride a pedal boat or aqua cycle, bird-watch, or horseback ride.
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Our families 1st time here, it was much more enjoyable then expected. $8 a car park entry allows you entrance to this beautiful park. A $5 additional fee per person ($10 for unlimited slide wristbands,) allows you full use of the swimming lagoon. The lagoon area is remarkably clean with a green hillside abundant with large shade trees, perfect for your picnicking enjoyment. Young staff takes great pride in there positions. Affordable snack bar with tons of delicious options. The lagoon is made of concrete so no need for water shoes. Crystal clear water keeps you from wondering what's below. No inflatables and height restrictions on slides, so plan accordingly with small children.

3  Thank Carrie K
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Have lived in Yucaipa for 10 years, and in the area for 25 years. To some, Yucaipa may seem like the "boonies" (i.e. very rural), to others it's a terrific locale with many activities in all directions. It's nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains (tallest peak is 11,400 feet). LA is 65 minutes away (if traffic is good). Palm Springs is 45 minutes east. Joshua Tree National Park is 75 minutes east. Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake (skiing) are about an hour North. The high desert area (Mohave) is due North on the other side of the mountains. San Diego is a little less than 2 hours South. Las Vegas is a little less than 4 hours North.

Yucaipa has a population of 52,000+. The SES makeup ranges from low income areas, to typical Southern California tract developments, to multimillion dollar estates. The weather is great 9 months out of the year (compared to Los Angeles, it's colder in the winter, and hotter in the summer). The town has all the usual services, seems well run, has decent restaurant choices (even Dim Sum), a very adequate community center, good park system, and youth play fields of all types (soccer, baseball, football, skate park, etc.). There are 2 very nice areas to hike and bike (equestrian also), and the trails are well maintained (the Crafton Hills/grape avenue area and Wildwood State Park). There's a Farmer's Market every Friday night from May to October. Fourth of July fireworks are displayed in the High School Stadium every year (decent display). Uptown Yucaipa has been "Gentrified" recently, complete with cute roundabouts. In May there is a notable 3 day Music and Arts Festival which is now in it's 2nd year, drawing 30,000 people to the area.

2  Thank DrJR17
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Went on a family vacation at the RV park. Now, mind you, I get that it was a regional park, therefore funds aren't great. However, neither was the effort. The sites were nice and big and semi-private with large grassy areas for the kids to play. The water play area was amazing, clean and very well supervised by what I was hoping to be trained life guards. I didn't mind paying the entry fee ($5/day. $10/day if you wanted to use the HUGE water slide) If that meant that I wasn't going to have to co-swim with a dirty diaper, then fine by me. Now...the icky part. Our campsite was one of the few that was surrounded by short hedges. Unfortunately, this gave the park's clean up crew the excuse to miss the dirty socks, trash and big dog pile that welcomed us. Also the designated bbq for our site had been used by the last party as an ashtray making a beautiful bouquet of butts reminiscent of a blooming onion. There was also the problem with gopher holes...hundreds.So many that within the first hour of our dinner we had three injuries. I can't say that this is on the return list for us. But if you're just going for the day, the pool is worth the money.

3  Thank jeniandmike
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a great getaway in the middle of the small town of Yucaipa. Go for a picnic, fishing, playing in the mini waterpark or just sit in the sun and enjoy the quiet. There is also a wonderful campground although you have to reserve pretty far in advance.

3  Thank Rollingvacationer
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I am really reviewing this as an RV camping place, although, if I were traveling with children and young people, I would recommend it as an attraction also. The RV section is completely separate from the tent section. All of the sites are spacious; there is green grass and there are nice trees. Sites 1 - 13 are all paved pull through and all have full hookups. Between sites there are about 30 -60 feet of nice space. There is no cable TV, but antenna picks up many Los Angeles channels. Verizon signal is strong! The higher numbered sites are a wee bit closer together, but also very nice. For the very active, or for young people, you can find 3 fishing lakes, a swimming lake with water slide, a Frisbee golf course, paved roads for bicycle riding, etc. These are located in a separate section of the park, so noise is not a problem for us senior citizens. The cost is $40, but seniors get a $10 discount. You can reserve online at the regular rate, and then call the office for the discount. I imagine that summer weekends the place would be a zoo, but the RV sites are so located that this should not be a problem.

1  Thank Coral B
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