Cahuilla Lake

Location and Directions:

58075 Jefferson Street
La Quinta, Ca 92253
+3337'56.70", -11616'26.17"

     Cahuilla lake is located in Riverside County in the city of La Quinta. From I-10, exit 142/Monroe St. Take Monroe St south to 58th Ave and turn right/west to Jefferson Ave. Turn left on Jefferson.


General Info:

    The park consists of 710 acres. Activities include fishing, camping, picnicing, hiking and equestrian trails. It is open from 6am to Sunset. 7 days a week in the winter and friday through monday in the summer. Entrance fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children. Horses and dogs are $1. Visit Lake Cahuilla web site for more information.


Camping Info:

    Camping is permitted 6am to 10pm Friday through Monday from May through September. The camp site features 53 Hookup campsites (10 Water Only), 20 Equestrian campsites and 30 Primitive Individual Sites. Reservations: 800-234-PARKS (7275), Monday Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm or Fridays from 8:00am to 3:30pm.


Other lakes in the area:
Salton Sea
Hemet Lake
Lake Fulmor


Boating Info:

    No watercraft allowed.


Fishing Info:

    The lake is stocked with rainbow trout in the winter and catfish in the summer by DFW and county hatcheries. There are also bass, bluegill, and carp in here. Fishing permits are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



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