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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

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Address: 58075 Jefferson St, La Quinta, CA 92253-7676
Phone Number: +1 760-564-4712
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A Nice Place To Relax!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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Seattle
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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. However, I stopped in my tracks when I heard many series of loud gun shots!... More 

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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. The lake is stocked, so fishing is also available. Lots of parking and even an... More 

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Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 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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247 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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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120 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 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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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 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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247 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 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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