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Lake Cahuilla

Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is a beautiful 710-acre park set amid expansive lawns and picturesque mountain views, making it a spectacular day or overnight destination. Situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains 6 miles South East of Old Town La Quinta, Lake Cahuilla offers a delightful experience in the Coachella Valley.

With 96 individual and group campsites near the gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains, Lake Cahuilla is a natural getaway and easy destination for anyone looking to quickly escape city life into unparalleled scenery and the many outdoor activities available. Fishing in the 135-acre lake, hiking and horseback riding on nearby trails, and swimming in a refreshing pool on a hot summer day are just a few of the great experiences guests can expect. Open grass areas with picnic tables and barbecues are ideal for hosting a range of special events from birthday parties to company gatherings.

Veterans Regional Park

Come Join Us for a Relaxing Day of Fishing!

Catfish are stocked every two weeks

Summer hours Friday-Tuesday from 6am - 2pm 

Camping is open with social distancing and face coverings still required.  Check our Best Camping Practices Park Talk and Covid-19 Updates page for info to stay safe while you visit.  

Trout shortage due to bacterial outbreak at three Southern California Hatcheries.


Summer Hours:

Friday-Tuesday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(closed Wednesday-Thursday)

Fall Hours: 

Open daily beginning 10/1/20



$20-40 per night (except for special events)

Day use:  

$6 per adult | $3 per child (12 and younger)


$20 per vehicle for all Major Holidays & Easter Sunday

   Fishing:   $10 per adult  – per day

                    $8 per child

                    (12 and younger) – per day

        Pets:   $2 each, per day

Sewage Dump Fee:   (non-camper): $20

Current license, registration, and insurance is required when camping. For more information, please contact Guest ServicesObserved park holidays can be found here.

1-800-234-park (7275)

click above or call


  • 62 Hookup campsites

  • 10 Water Only

  • 20 Equestrian campsites

  • 35 Dry Camping Individual Sites

  • 135 acre lake

  • Fishing

  • Picnic facilities

  • Sand Volleyball

  • Pickleball

  • Bocce Ball

  • Swimming pool (open Saturday &  Sunday – proper swimming attire required)

  • Dump station

  • Showers

  • Horse corrals

  • Ice available for purchase

  • Hiking

  • Barbeque grills

  • Grill/fire rings

  • Coined showers

  • Restrooms

  • Pet friendly​


Download this brochure of Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park


58075 Jefferson Street

La Quinta, CA 92253

(760) 564-4712



  • No swimming/boating in the lake

  • Bicycle riders must wear helmet

  • Drones are not permitted in the park

  • Build fires in designated fire rings only

  • No ground fires allowed

  • No more than 6 occupants and 2 vehicles per site

  • Maximum stay of 14 days within a 28-day period

  • No fireworks

  • No firearms

  • Do not remove, deface, or disturb any part of the park features or wildlife

  • Do not gather firewood in the park

  • Do not attach anything to trees

  • Pets must be kept on controlled leashes (Maximum leash length – 6 feet)

  • Do not leave pet unattended

  • Clean up promptly after pet

  • 16 and older must have valid State fishing permit

  • *Passport America discounts are not applicable with other discounts.

  • For a full detailed list of our rules please visit this link.

Contact Us

Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District

4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

1-800-234-park (7275)

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