Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, La Quinta

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  • Although the scenery is gorgeous, the ground is too hard to drive a stake to secure a tent. Plus, it can get extremely windy by the lake so the tent is very unstable. Overall, not my best camping expe...  more »
  • Great campsite for a stop on the way to Tucson. Lovely view of the lake and mountain. Saw people fishing for the freshly stocked trout. Pelicans, ducks and a lovely sunrise. Good star gazing.  more »
  • Interesting man made lake. Outdoor pool (not open when we were there), children's playground, occasional mountain sheep, fishing allowed but no swimming. Worth a visit  more »
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  • Went to hike. Everything was pretty dead and gross. I wouldn't call that a lake. Not worth it, and they charge you 6 bucks to park.
  • Nice place to visit with picnic tables and grills by the lake. Nice hike with some elevation gain. Highlight was the awesome check-in lady, she was so helpful and friendly - it made the trip extra special!
  • I'm a local in the Coachella Valley. I never thought we would have so much fun at this park. It was quite the adventure for the little ones as well. Fishing, hiking, playground, swimming, relaxing, full hookups, Internet, and nature. We say a herd of 7 rams roaming the park, saw a crane, ducks, eagles. I could go on all day. Must visit TIP Visit playground and on the top floor is a treasure map that was lots of fun to follow it. It led us to a big dead fish. Lol
  • I hiked over here about a week ago from the cove area. It's a nice lake, with a pool nearby and a water fountain, although you can't swim in it. There are animals that roam around (bighorn sheep, I believe), but they leave you alone.
  • It's clean and well maintained. Saw a lot of fish jumping in the morning but unfortunately didn't catch anything.

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