Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, La Quinta

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 la...  more »
  • 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 ex...  more »
  • Plenty of parking and its nice and quiet and the views are nice.....but the fishing sucks!
  • Good spot to relax and have fun. My two kids and i enjoy the pool just about every Friday or Saturday.
  • You can't swim in the lake. The pool is dirty and the camp host don't care how late people play their music. Midnight and the neighboring campers are blairing music a car alarm is going off and two people have their headlights on. You go camping to get away from this crap not to be surrounded by it. I will NEVER come back!
  • Our family goes there every year :) We always have a great time. It's best to get there bright and early!
  • Okay so me and my family decided to go camping at Lake Cahuilla. When we arrived it was so beautiful! The pool was big and the park area was so clean. The lake is alright, you cant swim in there but you can fish. Now the only downside to this place is if you are camping in a tent. The ground that you are supposed to be camping on is just rocks and that's SUPER uncomfortable. If you have an RV then its cool but for tents I highly recommend camping somewhere else. Another thing is the distance from the camping area to the pool/park. Its a long walk and I went there when it was 106 degrees sooo not good. Other than that the place so so beautiful :)