We came here from Lake Skinner Rec Park. We thought this was a nice park, for the one night that we stayed. It is mostly permanent residents, here but there is availability for overnight guests. We had 'lake' parking and it was nice, peaceful and quiet. Will return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is not a campground - this is a trailer park. 80% of the sites are used for full time guests which is fine but they really should tell people that. Our site was sandwiched between two full time families who fought all night (I thought we'd end up on Cops) and walked around half naked. We had no fire ring, no picnic table and the bathrooms were locked. Our neighbors dog used their deck as a bathroom which was eye level with our windows. We had to keep them closed and covered the entire time. The lake is green sludge that reeks. Maybe this is better in the Summer but our experience was horrid, we went home early and will never go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an interesting place to say the least. They have their own pond/lake thing. There are a lot of residents, a few vacation home people and then us overnighters. I have to admit that is the friendliest place around! Lots of nice folks, not too noisy. The roads around here are dirt, so don't expect the best accommodations if you are used to a more luxurious style. They can handle RV's of any size, and tents too, but like many parks, the spaces for the larger rigs are limited. There is no cable, no TV, no cell phone coverage and you are lucky if you can get radio inside your rig. There is Wi-Fi, but only if you take your laptop to the bar/office area. Bring a book! The lake is interesting. It is basically a few streams built up behind a dam. But I have to say that I find it “nice”. There is catch and release fishing, paddle boats, a swim area and an area to launch water balloons into the lake at your friends and strangers. There is also: a bar! OK, so it is not a FULL bar. In fact, all they sell is beer. Still, on a hot day in August, looking over the lake and having a cold one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
People were very friendly, even a bar at the man made pond, big fish too. Site was dirt and unlevel, mostly full timers. Decent fields to wander about with your dog. Great location if you want to visit a couple of casinos or peruse the wine country. Not the most picturesque place I've been but doable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were so impressed with this place! Though the campsites offer little shade and no picnic tables (WHY???), they are clean, nicely spaced and the clubhouse is just wonderful! The pool is sparkling clean, the laundry facilities are fantastic, staff is helpful and friendly, and they offer a shuttle bus to and from the casino right from your RV. We had the casino buffet for dinner and it was wonderful! Very, very nice place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We passed right by this park and missed it. Even when we pulled in, it didn't resemble the website. Lots of permanent residents it appears. It was a ramshackle, run down place. It does have a small pond but it was so noisy, loud barking dogs, etc. Young young kids would enjoy it due to pond swimming, water balloons etc. Anyone with eyes won't like it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Primarily a long term living site. However, staff was very outgoing and friendly. Our girls loved the water balloon launcher with targets on the other side of the lake. Large man-made lake with nice artificial waterfall on top of large boulder. Nice places to hike. There isn't the usual store for supplies, but there is a small snack bar and beer bar on the lake with pool tables. No cell phone reception at the site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate based upon weekly rate. Previous reviews are correct. Overhanging branches on my site necessitated parking on the right side of my pull through so my door opened onto the grass. Well designed and maintained park beautifully landscaped. Constant security presence but they do not enforce the rules. No one does. You will see dogs off leash, vehicle repairs, owners letting their pets go everywhere and not picking up, cars parked on the grass, and unattended children in the pool. Busy during weekends, empty during the week. More people stay in the casino parking lot than in the RV park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location with level sites on concrete with grass between sites. The sewer connection is too low in the concrete to get my connector to screw in. We used our Passport American card. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for our group rally. Check in was not very welcoming. $5 deposit for a card for the restroom/shower/laundry. Dog "park" is very small and smelly. Sites are very nice, level concrete, nicely landscaped, although the trees are starting to get out of hand. Several in our group requested branches be trimmed; some got assistance, others had to take matters into their own hands (do you carry a tree saw???). Shuttle service to casino is friendly & efficient. All casino facilities are wonderful. We ate at several restaurants and all were very good to excellent. Eat at the golf course, out on the deck, if you can afford it! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent five nights at Pechanga, which is conveniently located in between San Diego and Buena Park, both of which we were visiting. The park is very well kept, clean, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We camped in a back-in standard site which had a concrete pad that was very level, with grass in between all the sites, plus trees and hedges separating the sites and providing shade. The park was half empty on the weekdays but got busier on the weekend, yet it was reasonably quiet and everyone was well behaved. The restrooms and showers were very clean, as was the pool and two hot tubs. We didn't use the shuttle to the casino but chose to walk over for a bit of exercise. We did use the gas station and convenience store, both of which were easy to access and reasonably priced. We didn't bring our dogs on this trip and if we had, we wouldn't have been able to use the off-leash dog area as the fencing wouldn't keep our dogs inside - they are 8lb chihuahuas and the fence is a good six inches off the ground and our dogs could easily slip under it. However, larger dogs were using the area and it was nice that they could be off-leash. This park is one of the higher end parks (typically we camp at state parks) but worth the price for the location, convenience and quality. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV resort is a great example of how a rating can be influenced by the inappropriate actions of one's fellow RV'ers. I'll give it a 10 on the weekdays and substantially less on the weekends. If you're going to have rules, enforce them. Also, as the park is maturing, trees are becoming a bit of an issue. I casually mentioned to both an office worker and a landscape person about the dilemma they must face in providing shade without blocking satellite TV reception. Both seemed unaware that trees could be an issue in this regard. Most of the sites here are excellent. Do double check level before hitting the auto on your levelers. I had to manually level ours to keep all wheels down. A number of rigs in the park had wheels off the ground. Some of those maturing trees are now encroaching upon the pads. Regarding one site, the office worker offered to have someone trim it back for us. A number of the sites, including the more expensive sites, needed a lot of attention in this area. If you have a big rig with multiple slides consider requesting that the site you reserve be inspected for overhanging branches prior to your arrival. Still, this is a great place. Wi-Fi was consistently good. The on demand shuttle to the casino/restaurants is a hit. The pool is probably a little small for a park this size, but there are 2 jacuzzis - and adult hours. There are also 2 dedicated doggie areas. Do be careful where you walk though. Most owners seem to prefer that their dogs use the manicured grass strips that separate each site. Not their own of course, so do watch your step! Rate reflects using Passport America on weekdays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well maintained, clean park. All paved road and huge concrete slabs. Wi-Fi worked well, swimming pool is gorgeous; 2 hot tubs. Located near the I-15 interstate, easy to get in and out of. Pet area could use a little better fence, but still nice. No coin machine in laundry area. Temecula is a clean, gorgeous area that feels very safe to stay in. My only complaint was that the Pechanga gas station has a "RV Island" for easy fueling, but it is only diesel and the gas station itself is crowded and hard to get out of. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nicely landscaped sites, plenty of room even with multiple slides. Call a number and a bus shows up in front of your campsite and takes you to the casino. Personally, I'd like to see better public transportation provided to the Casino as it's difficult to see or do anything in Temecula if you don't tow a TOAD. Many rules to follow, and not all equally enforced but all in all, a very nice RV Park. Didn't use the pool, but it was convenient and clean. Bathrooms and showers were immaculate. Summers here are hot, so we try to camp here from October through May. There is a Pow-Wow held nearby in late June/early July that you should investigate. Casino is well run, multiple restaurants, and a buffet that while not cheap will leave you wishing you hadn't eaten so much!!! Very much recommended with caveat about summer heat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America. Very nice RV park. Well maintained large back in and a row of pull through sites. Restrooms and showers immaculate, require a $10 card deposit at check in. Casino and restaurants walking distance with shuttle available. Good Verizon service. The last few visits they don't seem to have the sewer caps locked anymore (didn't have to wait for it to be unocked). Only a few sites have tables. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean park. Parking sites are all concrete very large pads for the RV's. Grass which is trimmed and very green. No tables and benches for the regular sites. Other sites do have a table and benches, but it is extra. Check-in office staff are young people, but were friendly and helpful. Two years ago, the young kids at the check-in office seemed not to care about giving good service. Today, it is different; they all offer to assist you. Sewers are locked up, and then unlocked after they inspect your sewer hose and drainage fitting. Free shuttle service to the casino and back. Just call for pick-up to your space. I've been here in a motor home twice, obviously enjoyed the RV park, and continue to come back. Casino has expensive, good buffet and high end restaurants and some regular priced restaurants and regular priced food court. Something for everyone. Swimming pool is on the smaller side, but very clean. Price reflects my Passport America rate, which is good only Sunday to Thursday. Casino is huge and has lots of entertainment and games of chance. You will need 10 dollars cash, for a refundable deposit for the swimming pool access card. Wi-Fi worked well with my external antenna. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pechanga RV Resort is a beautiful park. The sites are nice and spacious. The landscaping is very pretty, and the staff very friendly. It is a bit pricy compared to some other "destination" resorts we have been to, but they do have a casino attached, a ton of restaurants, and delivery options. Restaurants On The Run is very familiar with delivering to the Resort, and they have a ton of great restaurant choices for delivery. Our rate reflected a Good Sam discount, additional charge for our two dogs, and additional charge for pull-through space. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well, I think this park needs a review from a full timer. Most reviews are from "weekend Revers" who come here to gamble at the casino. Sites are level and easy accessible. Check- in is a torture. These kids have no clue. Everything costs extra. $10 extra for a picnic table, $3 for a pull through, even when you do not want one, $10 for early check-in (at 1.30pm!). No shade, very weak Wi-Fi, a zillion barking dogs over the weekend with owners who do not care (I don't blame the dogs). Kids playing everywhere unattended (including occupied sites) because there is no kids pool or playing area whatsoever. Lots of inexperienced but ruthless "weekend"-RVers (drinking, partying, running engines for ever etc.). This park is not worth the price unless maybe during the week when they accept Passport America. All the real goodies are provided by the casino (shuttle, casino services, restaurants, etc) not by the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are staying here at the Pechanga Resort for our Rock'N'Rollin Allegros Club. The sites are level and well maintained. There are concrete slabs for both the rig's parking and are wide enough for patio use as well. Of course, the casino is right next door for those so inclined. My only negative comment regards the inexperience of the check-in staff. Although all were courteous and eager to help, on several occasions I received conflicting answers to my questions. These youngsters are clearly not experienced with RVers and our life-style. I'm not sure that this park is worth the extra dollars it costs to stay here. Would I stay here again. . . probably, but not as a destination in and of itself. I believe that there are better choices in the vicinity. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really enjoyed our stay here. Have been to this park very many times and always enjoy our time. Rates have risen in the past couple of years. They added Premium Sites, which what I can see consist of a cement slab with a picnic table. Others "Deluxe" sites have a little plastic fence next to the driveway. All the sizes seem to be the same. Good access, very clean, helpful staff and very well maintained area. The only thing I would like to see is more "perks" since associated with the Casino, (at least they have the same name) you think they would offer, free, breakfasts, free game play etc., or other things to add to the experience. Aside from this, it's a great price and with the rates of all the California parks constantly rising, Pechanga RV Resort is pretty competitive. Oh, the dog run could be a little better maintained. As usually, even though they provide waste bags and trash bins, some folks still don't get the message and don't due their DUTY after they dogs to THEIR Dooty! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice clean park. We had no problems during our visit. Wi-Fi was a bit weak. Casino was fun & the food was good. Lots to do in the area. Very clean park. We would come back if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV resort was recently voted the very best by the readers of a recreation publication, and understandably so. We especially enjoyed the on demand shuttle system that provides door to door transportation to the adjacent casino's restaurants. Our dinner at Kelsey's was marred by the overwhelming cigarette smoke we walked through to get to it. But, the user friendly shuttle easily facilitated my finishing my meal back at the RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access from I-15. A little confusing getting to the park on the Casino property. Take the last driveway into the Casino complex. The park is immaculate with lots of greenery and landscaping, and is well maintained. The RV park is adjacent to one of the best Casinos in California. Very quiet: no traffic, train, airport or other noise. Lots to do in the area: winerys, Old town Temecula and is located about 90 minutes from San Diego. All paved interior roads, with wide paved level sites, with grass between sites and with small trees. Big rig friendly with plenty of room to maneuver. Pet friendly. Not much for kids: an adult park. Staff was friendly. Great pool and hot Jacuzzi pools. All facilities are spotless. Shuttle runs to Casino and the food there is great. All utilities conveniently located and worked properly. The downside is they charge for everything: extra for a pull through site, a dog and the keycard for restrooms and pool. The park is over priced for the area, especially since it attached to a Casino. No store on site, although there are several close to the park. Would have rated a 10 but for the price, extra charges and lack of basic items in the office lowered the rating. Would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Everyone else gave a good description. Immaculate grounds and facility. The only drawback which kept us from rating as a 10 was the size of the sites. All sites are the same size and we booked a deluxe site thinking it might be wider or have more space between sites, which wasn't the case. Little room to park the tow vehicle. The only difference was a picnic table (which all sites should have anyway for this type of "resort") and a two panel lattice fence toward the front of the site, which seemed odd since it gave little privacy from the site next to ours. It was a good idea, but they needed spend a little bit of the enormous money they have and extend the fence the length of the sites. Seems reasonable when paying extra for a deluxe site. Otherwise, this place is as everyone else described. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the cleanest park we have ever stayed at. There is no dirt only paved streets and grass, trees, or flowering bushes. I would rate it a 10 except there are no BBQs and you must reserve a deluxe site if you want a picnic table. They offer free shuttle to the hotel, 8 restaurants and casino. One call and they arrive in 5 minutes and returns are available every 10 minutes. The pool looked clean; however, we did not use it. The dog park was unbelievable. It was enclosed with white picket fence, was all grass, and had a shade tree, benches to sit on, a fire hydrant, and doggie bags. The lawns around the sites were perfect and mowed every few days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a premium site! Very clean, safe, and well run. The nearby casino has a regular shuttle that comes by all day and night. The sites are large and very clean. Restrooms very nice, but not heated or cool so the summers could be tough. I definitely will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. The pads are concrete and level. The grounds are constantly being tended to. This is next to a casino with a number of places to eat and a great show venue. This is vineyard country and there are a number of places for wine tasting. Old Town Temecula is a great place to spend an afternoon walking. About an hours drive to San Diego and all it has to offer. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park for access, amenities, service, cleanliness. This was our third time here and we opted for one of the three "luxury" sites with more space, a picnic table with a little gazebo for shade. We didn't really take advantage of it though as its too cold at night this time of year and with no fires allowed too chilly to sit outside. I'd certainly recommend at least a "deluxe" site for a picnic table and a tiny trellis to provide the illusion of privacy from your neighbors. Nice but small pool and spa area, laundry too small for the park but still nice to have one. The casino is a nice one, with several good restaurant options. Old Town Temecula is worth several visits, and winery tours nearby. We use this park as a central spot from which to visit family and friends all over Southern California : San Diego is under an hour, Newport or Laguna are a hour plus, Anaheim two hours. Definitely a good weekend or destination park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the most expensive parks we have stayed in, but worth it. Very big rig friendly, but you don't need a pull through as the back in spaces are excellent, lots of space and great angle. Fenced dog run is rather small but nice. Wi-Fi was very slow, email was okay except for sending messages and viewing websites. Good cell coverage with 4g data. Great cable TV selection. Worth the high cost and will stay here again when visiting relatives . (Didn't visit the casino.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
A wonderful park for ease of access, beauty, level sites, gorgeous pool and spa. Sites separated on the back with hedges, lots of grass area for each site. Access to laundry 24 hours. While its "pet friendly" - I have a complaint about the fenced pet area. Its not secure for small to medium dogs as the fence is too high off the ground and the slats too wide. Otherwise - its clean as a whistle (no poo) which is remarkable. Everyone seemed to mind their doggie manners (leashes, no barking). I really recommend this as a destination or a stop over. Temecula is a great town (old town) and great wineries. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good dog park. Nice sites, BUT for the price, it should at least include a picnic table at the sites. You can get one but you have to 'upgrade' to a premium site. Convenient to a Casino and both the newer part of Temecula AND Old Temecula. Excellent location to visit 58 different wineries. Wish it wasn't so pricy, but this IS California and other than the picnic table problem, it has good amenities. Be prepared to put down a multitude of deposits if you want a bathroom key, etc. Making a reservation is NOT easy as they only take PHONE calls and ONLY certain times of the day. Would be nice if they came into the current century and used the web. Don't miss the EXCELLENT Mexican food at the corner market. Looks like fast food but it is prepared FRESH and is the best ever. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here over a dozen times in the last 5 years and it continues to be a very nice park with one exception. Their power cannot handle any hot weather. We arrived at 2pm in the heat and fired up both airs on the 50 amp plug. Our Progressive power management system shut us down as the power sagged below a safe level for the AC. I noticed other rigs were running generators so I went to the office to see what was going on. Their answer was to not run both AC's as the park could not handle the load when it is hot. We followed their lead until later in the day. The following day we were working one air through the power management system when the whole park shut down. For a nice park they are unable to offer the power usage expected for rigs of any size. Beware when you are here and it is hot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OMG: do not come here if you want any peace and quiet. The park, which is very nice, with roomy sites and lush grass (there was a sewage smell on occasion, however), was by far the noisiest RV park we have ever stayed in. Scores of children were everywhere, running amok on every street, screaming, on bikes, on scooters, with seemingly little to no supervision. Forget using the pool. Filled with screaming children there too. This park is located in wine country on the site of a casino. Why would families with young children even stay here? It was extremely annoying for those of us without kids. Another issue: this is a pretty large park, so I thought the laundry was very inadequate. Five washers, four dryers? Are you kidding? We would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, Quiet and very relaxing. They have a 24 hour shuttle to the casino, so an additional car is not needed unless you plan on going to some wineries in the area. We stayed in a "Luxury" spot for the shaded patio area (not really necessary). Save some money to lose at the casino and just get a regular spot. We did not know as this was our first time here. People there were very friendly, both campers and employees. Pet Friendly. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have enjoyed going here over the last 4 ½ years during which time no major changes were made. No sites have been added but upgrades have been made to most of the slightly smaller back in sites along the south and east edges. Cement pads for tables along with a white plastic trellis to separate the table from the next site have been added along with a price increase for the now premium locations. Also some of the corner sites with larger grass areas are surrounded by a low white fence and there is a patio cover over the new table cement area. These are now known as luxury sites. Formal concrete picnic areas have been added with a dozen tables and gas bar-b-q along with some covered cabanas around the pool. A good sized fenced in grass dog park has also been added. As of May 1 the prices are $45-65 during the week and $55-75 weekends. Since this park is associated with a casino and other adult activities such as a golf course and wineries it is not intended as a family destination as there is little for children to do. The park continues to be well run, friendly, regularly patrolled and worth the money if this is your kind of a park. We will be back for our next scheduled wine pick up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is spotless with clean restrooms and laundry room (big points with the wife). Grounds are very nice with cement pads. They have a shuttle to take you back and forth to the casino from the RV area. Very close to Old Town Temecula which has a cool outdoor market on Saturday mornings. Just my wife and I came here to get a break from the kids, see a concert and play in the casino a little bit. We will come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park, huge casino and grounds. Staff needs better training and to be more knowledgeable of the park and casino amenities. No Wi-Fi code given at check-in until we returned and requested it. Sewer hookup was locked and we just made it back to the office as they were closing to get it unlocked. We stayed for 4 nights with our son and our dog. $42 week rate, $52 for weekend rate. Charged extra for son (an adult), as well as for our dog, and $3 extra per day for a pull-through spot (w/AARP). Hard to read map of the RV park (poorly copied from their brochure). No table next to space. Small pool/spa for size of the RV park. The receptionist didn't know if the pool or spa were heated and ready to use, and didn't know anything about the casino as she'd never been in there. Spider webs on the patio furniture. Had to pay $10 ea. for card-key to get into the laundry room and pool area (refundable upon return of each card key). Only one pet area and it wasn't fenced. Couldn't tell if the pet was supposed to do business among the horseshoe pits or in the grass area where an outdoor BBQ was being constructed. That being said, we enjoyed Temecula and the casino immensely. Don't stay over a holiday weekend as they really jack up the price (like $150 or more for a pull-through per night!). We camped here in a Motorhome.
An OK park. Connected to the casino. Run by very young people who just don't know how to accommodate guests. They would be much better off with courteous older folks: not kids. The fellow who checked me in had been there only 2 weeks. They still lock the sewer connections. Have to wait for someone to show-up to unlock. I was in row G in a pull-through facing south. If I return I will use a back-in in row F so as to face north. It was very hot in the coach because of the south facing direction. I had to run both roof air conditioners full time during the day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV Park is very nice, clean and well maintained. The staff I encountered were all friendly. It is within walking distance to Casino, shuttles run through the park, convenience store close by. Several wineries are within driving distance. They keep their sewer connections locked until set up before stopping by to check your connection. Some of my prior visits they have forgotten to unlock it, requiring a visit to the office or phone call. Pet and kids welcome, no playground area for kids though. They are making some modifications, perhaps one in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, wide sites with easy access. The park is very clean and the hook-ups are well placed. We had great internet access and plenty of TV channels. There is a lot to do in the area, we will be back. The only small downside is the pool is small. This park is a 9++++. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Since this is our 4th stay in this park it is obvious we like it. However, over the years we have come to expect a step up, particularly when we assume the owners/operators can afford it (as is the case in most "casino parks". Therefore, I downgrade this park on their Wi-Fi: granted it's free (but it is "get what you pay for). That is to say, it is sporadic, so don't even consider using it too seriously (it goes from 1 bar-4 bars at will). I like the trees/placement, I like that about half the sites face North (not the pull throughs however), I like that the four corners of the park are "unofficial doggies areas (good for pets/good for non-pet owners). The golf course next door, as well as the most expensive fuel station in the area neighbors the park (free air pump). The buffet and restaurants are a nice selection, and the nearby Pala Casino has one of the best buffets in Southern California. Although not on the ocean, this RV park is only 20 miles from the Pacific, so you constantly get an ocean breeze, so it's much cooler that inland areas. At check-in don't forget to request an office worker to unlock your sewer connection (only RV park I know of that has that feature). Also, remember that weekends during the non-summer months get very crowded, while during the week the park is empty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this place, they have shuttle service to and from the Casino, Restaurants. Just a real nice place to chill out. We live about 50 miles away so visit often. I love spending the weekend and making our way Saturday morning into Temecula for the am street fair and afternoon wine tasting, yes you will be in the wine central. Campground and facilities are very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place to park. All sites are concrete, level and adequately spaced. The office staff was friendly but could not explain why the Wi-Fi rarely worked. There are no picnic tables. There is no store on site. This is not a family park. Everything here was very clean and well maintained. Seems a little pricey for a parking place with few amenities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A wonderful park. Large sites with grass on both sides. We were there for four days & the Wi-Fi only worked for one day. Called numerous times but never fixed. No IT person on site which I find odd with the size of the operation. ( Casino ) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for a week and we don't have anything negative to say about this park. The staff and all other support personnel are extremely friendly and helpful. On arrival our site had a tree with branches hanging over the satellite dome not allowing a signal for the TV. We mentioned it to one of the staff and within minutes the landscaping crew was here to trim the offending branches. We travel in a 42 footer and had no problem with maneuvering within the park or into our space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great overall park with spacious sites and friendly staff. They have an annoying fly problem right now, that makes it difficult to sit outside. We visit often and have noticed the problem on our last two trips (both in July). I would strongly suggest bringing a couple disposable fly traps, because the maintenance staff will not address the problem. This is a great location if you enjoy casino action or plan on wine tasting at the local wineries. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, well kept Park with excellent security 24 hours a day. All sites are on concrete and easy to move in and out of. Part of an Indian Casino and provides free shuttle to and from. One of the better Parks we have stayed in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our third stay at this park, and we continue to be impressed. The staff is helpful and more efficient than in the past, the park is well kept and constantly patrolled, and the trees are growing. The staff is getting better at spacing campers (i.e. not putting you right next to someone else in a somewhat empty park). We tried to get in for Memorial Day weekend, but they were full. We arrived Memorial Day and found the place almost empty: they said everyone just left (from the traffic I believed it). We were given a site facing Northwest (which I liked), and no one on either side for 3 spaces (which the dogs and I liked). The weather was great (20 degrees cooler than Phoenix), and the breezes perfect. Besides the casino, and all it offers, the town and surrounding area is worth exploring. We are not into wine, but a tour of local wineries is fun. The downtown area of Temecula is interesting and offers some unusual shopping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, friendly resort campground. Concrete level pads and large grassy areas. Shuttle on demand to casino/resort facilities. Clean pool and spa. Nothing for children, no playground, not much nearby, no game area, although children are welcome it is not a family resort. We went with friends in other motorhomes, and we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely park. Well laid out and convenient to Temecula and the surrounding area. We found it very annoying however, that you have to request someone to unlock the sewer hookup and also that a refundable $10 deposit is required to use any of their facilities. If you do the deposit, you need to leave during business hours to get your refund. We did not use any of their facilities for this reason. We probably wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are searching for true RV Resorts. This is not one. Pechanga is clean, has wide, paved sites. Clean restrooms. Key coded bathrooms. Need to push a button every few seconds for water in the shower. How tacky! We wonder if the hotel is the same. Couldn't experience any dining in casino because of all the smoke. If you stay here, be sure to visit downtown Temecula. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As far as the sites go, they are relatively large with grass lawns, level, paved and long enough for our 40' 5th wheel and truck (this is important to us because we like to hook up the day before to make pulling out that much easier). The showers, although very clean, have one very (and I mean VERY) annoying feature: one has to continually push a button every 15 or 20 seconds for the water to remain on. The casino hotel guests do not have to push a button so why are the RV park guests required to do so? Water conservation, their excuse for the button, should apply to everyone if it is legitimate. There is a tram that will pick you up at your site which is nice, but the casino is so smoked filled we could not remain in the building and walked out the revolving door as quickly as we entered. Their "Non-smoking" restaurants are all open air with tables and chairs basically in the lobby and therefore, are as smoke filled as the rest of the place. So we couldn't gamble (probably a good thing) and we couldn't eat (based upon everything else, probably a good thing too). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful park. The landscaping is outstanding and the views of bolder strewn hills and distant mountains are awesome. The grounds and all facilities are maintained to a very high standard. Staff friendly and efficient. The park is adjacent to an Indian Casino with excellent restaurants. If you like fish don't miss dining at the "Seafood Grotto". There is a great Poker room within the Casino. Although we consider the rate "expensive" we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is clean and well cared for. The front desk staff was very helpful and polite. The park was very quite, most people out at the casino. My kids loved the heated pool and the spa, had it mostly to themselves. Lots of security and no long term residents, which made it better for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and well maintained resort. Clean restrooms with security card access, ($10 deposit for card). Free bus that takes you to and from the casino, directly to your site (it's still within walking distance). Decent sized sites with grass areas. Friendly staff. Gas station/market within walking distance. Grocery stores within 5 minutes drive. Old Town Temecula is nearby, under a 10 minute drive. Park has a clean pool. There is an office phone for after hours check-in, so maintenance will come unlock the electric hook-ups. Cable TV service is limited to about 30 or so channels. Pets allowed, but not breeds deemed dangerous: rots, pits, etc. Accepts Good Sam discounts, (and I believe AARP and AAA). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground has all cement spaces with full hookups. The grounds are very well manicured and there is a good amount of space between the units. Keep in mind that they do not supply picnic tables, so you will need to bring your own. There is plenty of room to maneuver any size RV. The spots on the back side overlook a golf course. The pool is outstanding. This would have been a "10" if they supplied a picnic table. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place isn't for everyone. The pool is great. The bathrooms and showers were clean and the site was clean! People may say it's just a big parking lot. Okay: but there's a casino, golf, wineries and tons of stuff to do for adults. But there is nothing for kids besides the pool: we didn't take any kids so we were fine. Staff in the office need some personality for what little interaction I had with them. Place is very safe: security every fifteen minutes all night long! Shuttles also, every fifteen minutes. If you're a light sleeper close windows! I am not but wife is, but we managed. I had a quiet 5 days. Would go back there again. People complain about gate key and the staff inspection of sewer hose: I think it just keeps the knuckleheads out, which is fine by me. Thanks Pechanga: we'll see you again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Very nice park; we enjoyed the shuttle to the casino. When we stayed we had kids running wild on bikes and skateboards till 10:00 at night. When we asked the park police about helmets the kids should be wearing they said they have had no problems. They did have a big problem with my little campfire that I bought from camping world. No campfires allowed even controlled propane campfires like the little campfire. We will stay here again when we want to go to the casino, only then. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the sixth time we have stayed here in the last 24 months and the facility has remained clean, well maintained, with frequent tribal security patrols and friendly casino shuttles. There are 25 pull through sites and most of the rest are long enough for 45 footers. The concrete pads are wide enough for the rig and tables and chairs without needing to use the grass areas between sites. Bring your own table as none are provided. I did not try the WiFi as my AT&T air card worked fine. Gas, diesel and propane are available at the 24 hour station across the parking lot on the way back to Pechanga Rd. There are 2 dedicated big rig lanes for diesel well away from the main station. The overflow lot near the gas station is used by trucks and RV’s and their generators can be heard on quiet nights from the two rows nearest that side of the park. The park has been here long enough for some of the young trees between the sites to intrude over the pads below 13 feet above the ground. Trees are pretty but not when the wind scraps the limbs against the side of the slide. As one guy told me when he got off the casino shuttle, the diesel cost him $75, the parking was $100 and penny slots were $250. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Delightful park with concrete sites. Our back-in was a bit too snug for our 40' rig and compact SUV, but they charge $2 more for a pull through site. The sewer key thing was an annoyance, but I suspect it is some type of city code to ensure you have the proper hose connection. The 2 pm check-in is enforced with a $10 early fee, and a $10 cash deposit is required for a restroom/pool/laundry key. We printed a coupon off the website for the lower rate, but they charged us an extra $5 for 4 days for one dog. We did not use the WiFi, but our Verizon card worked very well. We found an off-leash dog park close by on Red Hawk and Hwy. 79. I would have rated this park a 9, but because they permit site specific reservations, although the park is nearly empty, available sites are quite limited unless you are willing to move. Staff and casino personnel were nice and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is extremely clean and well managed. All sites come with a very wide and long concrete pad and grass. Park is young but our site was shaded with two large trees. Excellent security provided by tribe. Park was well lit at night. We walked back and forth to casino at night and felt very safe. We would stay here again, although the lure of the casino was a bit too much for us (me)! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
if you want to spend the weekend at the casino this is a great place. Someone said there were trees, we didn't see a one. Everything is clean. The pads are flat and pristine. The wifi is awful. When you sign on it kicks you off within minutes. It is non-functional and should not be listed as a feature. The sign on and password is rvguest. There is an on-call tram to the casino and back which is fantastic. You call them, they pick you up at your site and then return you when you are done, 24 hours a day. The pads are a little narrow if you have a big rig and there are no tables. That was a surprise. The sewer caps are supposed to be locked but the teather was so long on ours I could easily turn the cap and remove it without calling the front desk to unlock it for me. Pretty silly actually. It is a nice place to stay for a few days. There were not too many kids either and the whole place was pretty quiet. Not a jovial or "family fun" kind of camp ground. But it was pretty nice. And with the casino and 7 very good dining choices it was a nice quiet weekend. Stay away from the slots, they draw you in. If it had wifi and the silly locked sewer caps were gone, and the pads were 2 feet wider and they had some shrubs it would be an 11. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been here several times. This park is a great location for the person wanting to check out the casino or the local sites. Many wineries are in the area. This is a clean campground that has level, wide slabs with full hookups, but a fairly new addition is the cable locks on the sewer cover. There is a pool and spa by the check-in area. The security makes the rounds through the park often. The casino has a tram service to pick you up at your door and deliver you to the casino to make your donation. Overall we enjoy coming back here over and over. The only problem is that the WiFi that is advertised is rarely accessible. One of the better camping spots around. Campground gets booked far in advance, especially around the holiday weekends. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the fourth time we have stayed here in the last 16 months and the facility has remained clean, well maintained, with frequent tribal security patrols and friendly casino shuttles. About 25% are pull through sites but the rest are plenty wide and long enough for 45 footers. The concrete pads are wide enough for the rig and tables and chairs without needing to use the grass areas between sites. Bring your own table as none are provided. The WiFi at G-5 was intermittent at best so I switched to my air card which had good coverage. Last time we were closer to the main building and the signal was better. There is construction equipment noise during the week from work on the main entrance road between Pechanga Rd and the RV park with more work on something beyond the South end of the park. Gas, diesel and propane are available at the 24 hour station on Pechanga Rd. There are 2 dedicated big rig lanes for diesel but they are away from the main station. An 18 hole golf course has just opened prior to the completion of an impressive club house. The basic rate for a motel room is $129.00 so the park charge is worth the price and the local vineyards took a lot more of our money than did the casino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the top RV parks that we have visited. Everything is neat and clean. Walking distance from the casino and restaurants. 24 hour shuttles to the casino is also available. Beautiful mountain views from the campsites. Close to Old Town Temecula and wineries. We look forward to our next visit to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this park to stay at while visiting relatives in the area. Very courteous staff. Bathrooms extremely clean, the best I have seen at any RV park. Good security. 24 hour shuttle to the Casino. I will definitely be retuning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is clean and well maintained. All sites have cement slabs with grass between each site. Not a lot of trees but sites are great for the big rigs. We had all services, 50 amp, sewer etc. Limited TV channels on their cable. The pool area look nice but on the small size. There is a convenient shuttle service to the casino. The wireless internet service work fine. We were in F-11. We would return as it is nice to find a RV park that is not dirt and gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were not really happy with our choice to stay here. The campground is really just a big parking lot with hookups. The restrooms were clean but they were very miserly with the water. Wi-Fi in office only, you would think an operation this big would have it out to the rigs. There were just not enough amenities for the price paid. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A good place to park. No trees so satellite TV gets good reception. Wi-Fi is improved - I got a good signal on pad G23 which is on the eastern part of the park. The park is run by the casino so don't expect any normal amenities such as a library or TV viewing. And they would not accept mail. They said it would be 'returned to sender'. The staff people are very young and inexperienced - about the age of college students. The sewer cap is locked and must be unlocked by staff - first time I've ever seen that. The park is only about 1/3 full during the week but gets lots of action, mostly with younger families, on the weekend. I was there for 12 days. I'd give the park a 10 if there were some amenities and if the staff were more experienced. I will stay there again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, almost sterile RV park. Pool was spotless as were the restrooms. We were easily able to get in and out with our 40' 5th wheel. Spots were very level. Convenient shuttle to Casino. Staff was not too visible (perfect), but were very friendly and accommodating. If the Wi-Fi worked better, I could give this RV Park a 10. Other than that it was a 10. We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have been looking forward to this camping trip for a long time and Pechanga RV resort definitely lived up the all the great reviews and write ups I had read prior to booking. It's a beautiful site , and despite it being next door to the Casino, one feels like one is in the country somewhere. My site was in "A" street which in my opinion was the best as its was well away from Pechanga Pkwy and also because it is at the foot of the hills the surround this beautiful place. At night I could here coyotes in the hills and saw small rabbits around the camp site.The facilities are spotless and the staff were more than friendly and incredibly helpful. There is a lot to do in Temecula and I just got back from a day of visiting the local "wine Route" and several awesome wine estates. The casino is fun and the hotel has a lot going on too. Pechanga definitely rates at the top of my list for high quality camp sites for RVs and Travel Trailers/Fifth Wheels. Will definitely come back soon! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The only downside to this park is that the advertised wi-fi doesn't cover the whole park. If this is important to you, request a site near the clubhouse. Other than that, this park is quiet, clean, and serene. Door to door service to the casino is a plus. While I don't gamble, the restaurant selections are numerous and we had a great meal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding park! Sites, both pull-through and back-in were long and level. Extremely clean grounds, buildings, and pool. Very prompt casino shuttle picks up at and brings you back right to your door 24 hours a day. So quiet at night we could hear owls hooting in the trees bordering the RV park. We would stay here again anytime we have the chance! We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent, convenient, big rig park with a few shortcomings (which, in my opinion prevent it from a "10" or a "resort" classification). The check-in is easy, friendly, and efficient, but they only give you a map of the park (i.e. no booklet of information). The street and pad access is very good, but when you go to hook-up, you find the sewer cap is locked, which demands a trip to the office, where you find they've been expecting you ("Oh, you must want the sewer unlocked".) There is no newspaper or coffee for sale on the RV park property. Also, beware the fuel station at the corner, as it is the most expensive in town. Knowing all this, we will return again, but not expect a "Seven Feathers" kind of experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sometimes you have to pay a little more to go First Class. Both the Resort and Casino are Top Notch. We stayed two nights so we could indulge in the Chocolate Decadence at the Casino buffet, a notable memory off our 7000-mile trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This initially was our home-base RV park to visit family, grandkids in the area. With the widest, paved sites we've ever seen, sparkling clean bath/shower areas, and 29-day stay limit to keep RVs from growing roots, this is the ONLY place to stay in the greater Temecula area. Easy access to: Vegas-style Pechanga Casino complete with top-name acts, plus Temecula area wineries, eateries and services. All cellular, air-card computer and satellite TV reception available. Note: weekends are 100% packed with club RV rallys and a veritable who's who of high-rollers mixed with classics: people and RVs. Missed a '10' rating due to the constant boom-town atmosphere of heavy equipment noise building neighboring golf courses, boutique shopping, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate quoted is during the week without a discount (which are available). As the other reviews state, the park is neat, clean and safe. A tribal ranger patrols the park constantly. The Wi-Fi connection is excellent and "free". There are many rules to follow to keep the park as it is. There is a $10 refundable fee for a Key card that is needed to get into any restrooms and showers, the laundry room, the pool and Jacuzzi and the room with computer stations. There is a nice, clean dog area. Dogs are to be walked in the street, not on any grass. Bags are provided for picking up and for the most part, everyone complied. The fee for a pet is $5/pet. We stayed in the middle of the week with a group and the campground was not full at all. It was very quiet. There are no refunds for cancellations or an early departure, even if you rent for 29 days (the maximum stay). No fire pits or any kind of portable fireplace, no Briquettes. Only gas BBQs. There is a gas BBQ at the office that can be used but there is a $25 cleaning fee. Even with all the rules, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very busy park which is sold out on weekends but less than ½ full during the week. This was our second 3-night stay in 2 months and like the clean and safe nature of the park. Fewer than ¼ of the sites are pull through but the size of the back in sites gave us enough room for a car caddy and the toad. The recently installed WiFi works well and the frequent casino shuttle bus stops saves a long walk to or from the casino. The Temecula winery district is only 5 miles away which makes for some happy tasting and buying. We will return in Nov. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fabulous place, within walking distance to casino, and driving(15-20) to wine country, malls, and Lake Skinner. Lots of room, although no table/chairs, no newspaper (even at the office), but nice people, great pool, and fills up fast on the weekends (these Californians love to get away). E-z on and off I-15, and just over the mountain from Pala casino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our favorite park in the area. Park is exceptionally clean and the security is great. Will always stay at this park. We were in a 20 ft Pleasure Way van towing a Mini Cooper and the pull through was perfect. Location is great for touring the growing area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were charged $10.00 for early check-in - like they need the money. Week-end camping is terrible. The biggest percentage of the people come with herds of kids that are just plain out of control. Their parent's just kick back and see who can consume the most beer & wine,while the kid's run loose. I love the extra charge for dog's, they should triple it. It looked like a dog show. There were more dog's than people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was nice and well kept from the appearance stand point. However folks traveling with dogs are not made to feel welcome. The park charges $5.00 extra per day for each dog, and the dogs are not allowed to be secured outside unless the owner is physically present with them. Being in the rig while the dogs are on a leash is not acceptable. The pet area consist of a very small dirt area with no fence The nightly rates are high however the park is nice. The other concern for us, was as another mentioned a ten dollar charge for a bathroom key. The money is refunded at the end of the stay, but makes it a real pain if you plan to leave early or arrive late at night. As many full time Rver's we travel with our dogs and we wouldn't return to the park given the dog restrictions and no real place to exercise them. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful, beautiful park! Paved roads, paved level sites. Not a crack anywhere. Plush green lawns between sites. At least 2 trees in every lawn. Beautiful restroom and shower facilities. Everything is exceptionally maintained. It was a bargain. Our motorhome didn't want to leave its site. This is the only place to stay when your visiting Temecula. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really nice, clean park. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is that there is no Wi-Fi. The pool is nice, and the shuttle to the casino is a nice touch. As for the previous reviewer who noted the "yelling, screaming kids." It's called FUN. Perhaps you're too old to remember what that is. Everyone I met here was very nice, but I guess there's always a grumpy one in the bunch. It's pretty much expected wherever you go in the summer. If you don't want kids running around having fun and making noise in the summer, stay home. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the resort is easy to get to from Orange County. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here many times over the last 5 years. Very nice clean park with great security. One problem. Too many younger campers: 40 years and younger. They bring their small army of screaming, yelling kids and just let them run loose with no control. What happened to all the nice, quiet, considerate campers? We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV Resort. Spaces are large and well maintained. At 55 feet deep I'll be back with my 5th wheel. Bathrooms are a bit far from some spots and I was asked to leave a $10 deposit for an electronic key to access them. A pain if you are a late check in like I was (or in a hurry for another reason). I will be back. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Beautiful park with cement pads! Park is right at the base of the mountain and far enough from the casino to be quiet and dark at night. We only stayed one night on our way to San Diego, but I'd definitely stay here again. Oh: the player's club card only gets you $2 off in the restaurants, not a free RV site like I thought. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful RV resort nested next to the mountain range of Temecula on Pechanga Indian Reservation. Casino and Bingo Hall within walking distrance, shuttle service available 24 hours. Three complimentary Internet stations located in the office open from 8 to 8om, free coffee, RV store, restaurants available. pool area has two relaxing spas, patio with BBQ, Full Laundry. Wonderful place to stay. Rates available day/week/month. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Pechanga's RV resort is a new, state-of-the-art campground that easily handles big rigs. The park is spotless, beautifully maintained and far enough from the casino to be quiet! The staff is friendly and if gambling is your thing, a shuttle will whisk you from your parking spot to the casino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park in a rural setting. The cell service is rather sketchy, but if you walk up the nearby hills, it works fine (US Cellular or Verizon). If you desire to use your satellite dish ask for one of the sites with fewer trees. Other than a chorus of coyotes howling, this was the quietest park I've ever stayed in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed our stay at this campground. We were in site D6 with 50 amp service, it backed up to a berm so we didn't have anyone behind us and the site was plenty wide enough for our slides. The interior roads are paved but the sites are compacted dirt/gravel. There are many sites with shade trees. The grounds are kept clean as are the common ares: the pool, the pond, the grassy center, etc. The new managers are always driving around and making sure everything is good. They are quick to take care of any concerns. The WIFI was spotty and there isn't any cable, and there is no cell service at the park, but our satellite dish worked great. This park is also a 15 - 20 min drive from downtown Temecula but the drive is through the wine country and past some beautiful horse ranches. This park may not be for everyone, but it is the kind of park we look for when we travel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here twice. Our RV club likes to stay here. Here are the reasons why am I not going with the other higher reviews. . 1. Small entrance road that two motor homes could not pass in. And backing up there is not safe or easy. 2. Wi-Fi poor to not working. Did not work better at club house. 3. Fine dirt throughout the park. My wife and I repeatedly had to clean all surfaces in coach. 4. No cell signal. I have Verizon. Don't know if others work. 5. A lot of sites including ours only 30 amps. This was not enough to cool our coach down in 98 degree weather. 6. Big trees blocked our satellite internet. 7. It is not close to things like groceries. 20 minute drive for groceries. 8. Dirt sites. This place needs pavement or grass to cut down on the fine dust everywhere for it's sites. If you like to camp at places with issues such as the ones above then you will like this place. I would have to say that there are amenities on site which are quite nice. A pond with fish in it. Kids like that. Nice big Oaks. Very good jeep roads close by. Good hikes close in. A little zoo. Nice people for check in and working in the park. So if they fixed the dust by paving the sites or grassing, fixed the Wi-Fi, and ungraded the 30 amp to 50 amp, . I would rate this park about an 8. They should also ask you if you are going to use satellite when you check in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm not too excited about this park, but it worked for us as an overnight stop. Bathroom/restrooms were clean. Free coffee in the morning next to the office. Sites were level, but the park was a little bit dusty. Wi-Fi worked poorly. It was one of those occasions when it had been better not to have Wi-Fi at all, rather than getting a weak signal, waiting for the connection, waiting for the website to respond, seeing the connection breaking down again and so on. I don't remember the exact rate, but I think it was over 40 bucks - which I think is a bit too pricy for the value. Which leads me to another point of criticism, you can't find the rates on their website. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
$29 reflects weekly rate. This RV park boasts natural beauty. It is nestled in the Southern CA mountains with 360 views from its walking trails. It is the most quiet RV park we've ever visited. The whole park is on level hard-packed sand with asphalt drives. The immediate area is wineries, fruit orchards and horse farms. There are a few exotic animals and a small catch and release fishing pond. Cell phones don't work here but the office provides access 24/7 to a phone. Wi-Fi was slow at our site. Our DISH reception was great and we got all the local Los Angeles TV stations from our antenna. There's an adequate camp store. Park is managed by work campers. We were not allowed to keep our dirt bikes at our site; a rule to minimize noise (although our dirt bikes are so quiet; quieter than the work carts used by park personnel). We will return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love that rustic old fashion feel of an RV Park? Well then you will love Tucalota Springs RV Park located just east of Temecula Wine Country of the Temecula Valley. This quaint RV Park is nestled in the foothills near Glen Oaks of the Temecula Valley. The RV Park has giant gorgeous Oak Trees that meander throughout the RV Park. If your camping in the summer like we did, you want to make sure you book a site with an Oak Tree to shade your RV. Sites B-2 through B-5 are shade tree sites that I would recommend or you can ask the Park for other shade sites. RV Park has clean showers and great bathroom facilities and also has a sparkling blue pool to swim. The Drawback to this park is all sites are dirt, and there is no Cell nor is there good Internet service there at the RV Park. If you do work on the road and rely on these services, I would not recommend this RV Park as a stay for any on the road RV business person or persons. I would have given this park a much higher ranking if it were not for the drawbacks I just mentioned. Our Rainbow RV Group loves the rustic feel of this RV Park and this is our second year we have held our Hot Air Balloon Rally at this Park. This Park would be a 10 only if it had all gravel sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We *loved* our stay! We came for the Temecula Balloon Festival. Skinner got fogged in, so the launches were very close to Tucalota. All the staff members were very helpful and friendly, even the gentleman who answered the phone after 9 PM when we were stuck in the festival parking lot and needed Tucalota to keep the gate open a little late for us. Stayed in D5, the widest site in the place. Our site was 30 amps and the breaker tripped while we ran electric water heater and A/C to cool down a high 80s day. Switched to gas water heater while AC cooled the trailer, then back to electric. No problems after that. Many great trails to for the family and dog to explore. Great swimming pool. Wi-Fi showed up in pool area, but required a password, so we didn’t try it. Price reflects festival weekend rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park and the staff is friendly. Some sites are tight. No pull through sites, but they are nice and level. Each site has a fire pit and many trees. Satellite may be difficult, bring your portable. No cell phone reception and no Wi-Fi. Great park for the kids because of the pond. Very quiet and a great getaway. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We go here all the time. it's the perfect getaway that's close to home yet far away from the hustle and bustle. The grounds are awesome with lots of shade trees. The bathrooms are the best we've ever seen. The fishing pond is totally awesome. On good days you can pull a fish out every couple of minutes. It's great for our kids because they feel like they are accomplishing something. My son pulled a huge catfish out (that was the highlight of the yeah) and the next trip my husband pulled an even bigger one! The people are incredibly friendly. The little country store has just about everything. There is horseshoe pits, a petting zoo and a great grassy area. There is no cell service inside the park but you can go to the entrance and use it if needed. The front office has a rec room with leather couches a TV with Directv and a computer. We recommend Tucalota to everyone we know. We go several times a year and even spent last Thanksgiving there. It really is an amazing place! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here Fathers Day weekend, in a great shaded site under an oak tree (C14). NOT crowded at all. All sites were large and well maintained, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The fishing pond is great for the kids, and is catch a release only. Saw lots of perch caught and a couple of large catfish. We enjoyed the little zoo, and my wife loved feeding the bunnies vegetables. A little out of the way but worth the trip. Great campground we look forward to going again soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is just a quiet little park to relax and enjoy the oak trees. My wife and I liked the laid back, friendly atmosphere. Not a lot of extra activities like at the nearby lake RV park, but sometimes that's just what we like. Nice staff, affordable rates. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground was very nice. The place is 20 miles from any significant town. We couldn't even find a small mom and pop restaurant or store nearby. So it's important that you plan ahead (including gas: none nearby). Tucalota is great if you want a "throwback" camping experience. The campground has a fishing pond, a petting zoo (with emus and ostriches), horseshoe pits, a basketball court and a ball field. There were a few folks catching fish at the catch-and-release pond. There's also shaded areas with picnic tables. Also a real nice pool out front. Lots of things to do to keep the kids busy. However, those addicted to the modern conveniences of cell phones and Wi-Fi will not be happy. Cell coverage was non-existent and the owner has shut down Wi-Fi access as it was through a Hughes Satellite link and "people kept tying it up downloading pictures and stuff" (quote from owner). So, if you are willing to walk to the lounge out front (open 24 hours), there is a computer that can be used, but the connection suffers from the typical satellite issues: high speed downloads but with latency due to the satellite distance. Usable but not great. The lounge is well appointed and also has a TV with DirecTV service, and a coffee pot available with free coffee while the adjacent store is open. The sites range from tight to roomy and about 70% are back-ins and 30% are pull-ins (hookups to the left). I'd avoid those latter sites. They are clearly labeled on the map downloadable from the web site. The place was very quiet for a summer weekend. I'd say about 20% occupancy. We had site D5, which had adequate shade and was very big with great privacy. Nice folks running the facility, and for us, a very pleasant overall experience. We plan on going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really loved this park. The park is smaller than others but that is what makes it great. You feel like your living on a ranch. They have a few animals which the kids loved. Fishing is fun, my husband caught a big one in about an hour. This park is very clean and well kept! The grass areas are very green and inviting. The staff, including the Manager was very friendly and accommodating . The lounge is great, you can use the phone, computer, or just relax and watch TV. Tons of hiking trails and it is a nice area: Wine Country. This is great for families the only reason I did not rate it perfect is because it needs a playground area, the one here is a small jungle gym and that's it. If they were to build a small playground area this place would be a perfect 10. Our 4 kids enjoyed it and can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderfully lovely people work in this park! They were very helpful in every aspect. Park is rustic and quiet and very well maintained. Sites are sand/grass and some have shade trees. Just a great, quiet getaway and close to Hemet and Temecula. If you want the perfect peaceful holiday, come here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this park (and we are very particular)! We have camped here 3 times now and are headed back again next week. The park is so well maintained and clean. The sites are even raked. The staff is GREAT and go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. They have firepits, a pool, grassed picnic area, volleyball court, tetherball, basketball, horseshoes, a small store, a fishing pond, a "petting zoo" area. Our camping "neighbors" were even given free, fresh eggs from the chicken coop that morning for their breakfast. (They just happened to be in the right place at the right time.) There is no cell service (which is a benefit for me!) but there is a phone and computer in the lounge that guests are welcome to use. Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent several days in the campground. Fishing was sure fun. They have several animals, emus, peacocks etc. The manager was so friendly and the staff was there to help you park and even helped me hook up our TV dish. Lots of hiking trails. It was very close to the wine country where we spent a lot of time. They have hayrides on Saturdays. There is a great adult lounge and a phone for everybody to use. Our kids want to come back real soon, hope we can get back before school starts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We loved it. We hadn't been there for a few years because the park was getting so run down. Some friends talked us into trying it again and we're sure glad. The place is super. Green grass, lots of trees, fairly level spaces, WiFi, a courtesy phone, beautiful lounge, and so much more. The manager allowed us to use the patio area with new tables and umbrellas for a BBQ while the kids used the pool. There is no cable TV but our husbands all went up to the guest lounge and watched the game. All of the staff was wonderful. We will be back for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is not fancy, but it's not a bad place to stay if you are visiting the wine country or Temecula. We arrived quite late, but the manager was still up and he immediately came out, opened the office, checked us in and made sure we got settled. He was very nice and very friendly. The sites are not real big and the campground felt crowded. There was barely enough room for our rig and it took some doing to get our jeep parked on our site without having it stick out into the road. The Wi-Fi works okay, but if you are more than a third of the way back in the park, you won't get the signal. We were on the edge with just barely enough signal to connect. There is no cell coverage out here either. You need to go about 5 miles back toward Temecula to get reliable signal. This all sounds a little negative, but really it's not. The park is well kept and continuously monitored by a friendly staff. This is a nice park in a pretty area and we will stay here again when we are visiting the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was very friendly. The park was well maintained and we had a great time. It was probably only about 1/3 to 1/2 full. Had there been more campers, I suspect we wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. The spaces are very close together. We had only one neighbor, but felt like we were right on top of each other. His dog spent a good chunk of time under our motorhome (even though he was chained up). The "spring" was completely dry when we visited. It doesn't appear that it is ever a large amount of water, so don't go out of your way to get a spot near it. We had some friends come out to visit us for a couple hours and they were charged an entrance fee. That's fine, but there was also a $5 deposit required for a bathroom key. We have a motorhome and didn't need their restroom, but you should be aware in case you do require one. Overall it was a nice stay, but we probably would not come back (mainly because the spaces are too close and it wasn't very scenic). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed four nights and loved it. Nobody knew anything about the owner owing taxes and the rate was only $ 35. The park had just added free WiFi and is in the process of adding a cell tower. All of the staff were great and kept busy adding new trees, bushes, planting new grass and really adding new improvements. The pool and fishing were great. We'll be back for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I used to love this park. Now the owner is way behind in his taxes and was on the news recently for being one of the top 10 people who owe the most money to California for unpaid taxes. The park is now suffering. Large sites but getting in and out is difficult due to untrimmed trees. On my last visit, the staff wasn't rude but did not really seem to care too much. I hope it gets better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners work overtime to make your experience here enjoyable. Excellent walking trails, cozy meeting areas, quiet spaces with enough room between them for quiet time makes this park and excellent choice. We truly enjoyed our long weekend there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the quietest and cleanest park I've ever been to. The sites are all large. Some are back-in while others are "nose-in". Because of the way the power posts line up most of the sites face each other. The power posts are tall enough to interfere with your slide outs so pay attention when you align your rig. They have a small pond for fishing (catch and release) along with some birds, including some ostriches, in a pen near the pond. There are fire rings between sites so you might have to share with your neighbor. The staff is very nice and helpful and the park is very well maintained. When the park is not full they space you apart from others. There was a hay-ride Saturday at 7:00pm. I will definitely visit this park again. Note: If you're coming in from Hemet on R3, it gets very curvy while going up a steep grade. That section only lasts about a mile but it's tough section of road. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff was very accommodating to us when we decided last-minute to camp for the weekend (we live locally). It is family-run, so there was a husband/wife team who happily came out and checked us in around 7:30 pm. We enjoyed ourselves, but the landscape is dull (not the fault of the campground), though they have provided lots of trees. Our only complaint is that they lock the place up at an early hour, so I had to wait till morning to make a run to the drugstore for my sick child since I wouldn't be able to get back in! It's also really far out past wine country and a good 15 minute drive to get to that nearest drugstore in Temecula. Still, it was a nice little weekend and the kids loved the little zoo and the hay ride. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we visited Tucalota Springs RV Park we liked it a lot. It's a small campground but it is very clean. The sites are large to. All of the sites have fire pits and they have full hook ups. They also have tent areas. They have a store on the premises stocked with most of the items you may need while camping. There is a solar heated swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball court and a couple of horseshoe pits. There are also trails to ride your bike on and there is a little lake for fishing. Its catch and release and you will need to purchase a license from their store for $5.00. You won't get cell phone service but if you feel like taking a nice walk up the hill there will be a bench waiting for you and you will get service there. The people who worked there were very friendly. We will definitely go back! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I agree with previous reviews. This is a very nice park - very clean and great hands-on managers. We can't wait to go back and spend more time. Our kids loved the pool and fishing pond. Also, there are lots of trails for easy hikes and mountain biking. My only complaint is that they charged us extra because we have 3 children - a family of 5 vs. 4 shouldn't have to pay more in my opinion. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice medium-sized campground with very courteous management. The interior roads were wide and paved. The staff was very nice and the office was easy to find. The sites are very clearly marked and all are dirt. They were mostly level and required two leveling blocks to level side to side. There is a really nice clean pool that is heated by solar. A gate secures the park and we were asked to keep our parking pass on the rear-view mirror so I know they were checking. There was no laundry service on site. There is a small store with supplies, wood, ice, milk, water, etc. The closest store was about a 20-minute drive and the store is a bit expensive so I would advise planning ahead as much as possible. There are picnic tables at all site and most have fire rings. Our site did not have a fire ring so the camp host brought one out for us. They have a recreation room with a pool table, book exchange, and modem access. There is no cellular access so if you need to have your phone for work or any other reason you will not be able to use it until you drive back toward town. The restroom and showers were in good condition. You can tell the building is older, but it has been remodeled. The bathroom and showers were very clean and well maintained. The park has good signage and is easy to locate from the entrance road. The grounds are nice with many large oak trees for shade. All of the sites are dirt with no landscaping. There are dumpsters at the restroom area and at the office. The park was very quiet and far away from the city; it is a very relaxing place to stay. The manmade lake is stocked with Bluegill, Catfish, and Bass. You need to pay $5 per person to fish for the duration of your stay. My daughters both caught five or six Bluegill each right off the little dock using hot dogs for bait. The lake is catch and release only with barbless hooks. The kids also got a kick out seeing the emus and wild turkeys they have in a small pen. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A wonderfully friendly and quiet park. In the evenings we could sit outside and not hear a
single man-made noise! Giant oak trees shade most sites. Catch and Release fishing lake on property. Large rec hall for groups. Highly recommend! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a family owned park. The owners are very nice and truly care that you have a nice camping experience. Park is very clean. They have a fishing pond but I have never seen more than a couple of fish caught there. Lots of oak trees so if you like to use your satellite you'll need to be selective about your site. Temecula wineries within a few miles. They have a large room for groups to use. Very quiet park. Summer-time bee problems in 2000. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge park with 500 sites, they are relatively large and spacious. There are no picnic tables, bring your own. Wi-Fi only at office. There is mini-golf ($3), waterslides ($10/hr), really nice pools (3 of them), small kids fishing hole, and horseshoes. Vail Lake is available to resort guests for $10 person about 2 miles away from resort. A bike is needed to get around here. The restroom was clean. Dumpsters were overflowing after weekend. We stayed in the oaks area which is more central. Lots of golf carts here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge, beautiful park with enormous shade trees. Big sites for easy access. They are not paved, but for the most part level. This park is not adjacent to the lake. The lake is a few miles down the road. But, since you are camping at the campground you can fish for a reduced fee and don't need a license. Kind of pricey as it has a ton of amenities during the season. Also has an extremely popular Haunted House in October. Book early for that. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here with our entire family. We had three spaces, plus paid for 2 extra tent users. The place is very large and you can't really walk to things. We used our car. We stayed in the lower Merlo which I would not recommended. There was no shade trees, the ground was gravel with a lot of rocks. Everyone here uses gas powered golf carts which is really loud and they seem to use them at all hours of the day and night. We were here for Memorial Day and even though there was a lot going on, I wouldn't do it again. It was way too pricy for what we got. We paid $400 for each site for the 4 days we were here. I always hear people talk about it, but it just wasn't for us. I would not go again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Expensive for what you get and they tried to charge me $5 extra for registering on the phone after hours. Not mentioned on the website. BTW Live band and dancing but a bit of a hike from our site. The "lake" is a mile away, you must drive it, I don't think there is a path. We won't return, just too expensive! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very disappointing. Under new management it would seem. Not enough staff ,and everyone seems to complain about everything. We heard they were always changing staff which is why it is so badly run. Would not recommend it and would never go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This resort has a lot of nice amenities at the campground. Miniature golf, horseback riding, quad area with entertainment, bar, waterslides in summer, pool, etc. I really like this campground but the only drawback is it is getting too expensive to stay here. They provide extras on holiday week-ends but $100-120 a night is just getting too much for this middle class, Dad on a budget. I try to go in the Spring/Fall when rates are down and I have a great time. I would give this campground an 8 or 9 but the affordability factor brings it down a bit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very pretty and a bit rustic park; and in Spring when the hills are green, is a great time to visit. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, it's a bit rundown and the amenities are not up to the price. At $65, I would expect WiFi and cable TV. I'm fine without them, but then don't charge so much. There weren't even picnic benches at the campsites. A few had broken patio chairs. The dumpsters were full to overflowing, this on Friday night going into a weekend and off-season at that. The owners need to invest a little and/or drop their prices. For such a beautiful place on a weekend with 70 degree temps, the place should have been busy instead of 3/4 empty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really liked the rustic setting of the campground, as it really felt like we were in the woods. When we were here, you could have campfires in CDF approved fire rings, which was provided at each site. I have a 95 lb dog and he had a blast walking on all of the trails around the park. The pool was nice, yet unheated, so it was a bit cold, in my opinion. The restrooms were a bit dirty, but this is likely due to the fact that this was a holiday weekend, and the more folks drink, the worse off their aim is. What really bothered me was the way that the nightly rates were jacked up significantly for this weekend. When the rates are normally $42 per night on regular weekends and you raise it to $92, that is pretty close to extortion!! The other problem is that quiet hours were not enforced. One night there was a party going on until 0300 (no sign of security) or so, and another night, security finally got things somewhat tame by 1215. I would have called security myself, but my mobile phone (Verizon) did not have reception, this in and of itself is a safety issue. The other knock is the number of golf carts, mopeds, and Polaris that were buzzing around faster than the posted 10 mph speed limit. I would consider staying here again, but not for 92 bucks a night, and DEFINITELY not on a holiday weekend!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a bike race. The bike trails are great. Kids enjoyed the "frog pond" and swimming pool as well as the water slides. The sites were spacious, loved all of the shade trees. The restrooms were a little dirty, although had nice hot water in the showers. They had signs on them saying keep doors closed due to various things that could get in (birds, snakes, etc). The womens restroom door near our site would not stay closed. The entire time we were here (3 days) it was open. If you tried to shut it, it would just pop open again. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been staying at Vail Lake for 9 years now. We camp here over Thanksgiving and when we first started going, loved it. Now, not so much. The campground itself is beautiful. In the fall, the trees are beautiful. We stay in the Arroyo Seca area and this year there were only 7 other RVs in that area. Where else can you drive for just an hour and a half and be out in the middle of nowhere? With that said however, the management is letting the place go: security is nonexistent and the park is extremely overpriced for what you get. No tables: and when we asked for tables, were told no. The park is now allowing golf carts again which is extremely annoying to those of us who camp for peace and quiet. For beauty, sites that are large, plus feeling like you in the wilderness: the place is a 10. For management, price, security (the lack thereof): the park is a 1. It's too bad as it really is a beautiful spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
I rated this park in July 2008. Not much has changed. We had hoped with new Management there would be a turn around. This 4th of July was the worst ever. Mortars and bottle rockets were going off in the lower Chardonnay area. We were given a number to call Security, but they never answered the phone. All we got was a recording all weekend long. Dogs were running loose throughout the campground, which made it difficult to walk our own two dogs on a leash. Children were driving gas powered golf carts round and round the loop day and night, and cutting through our campsites, next to satellite dishes and nice cars. When asked to stop the children said it was "their campsite" and called us the "B" word. We called Security numerous times and had talks with the gate guards on several occasions. Even then, talking to these people didn't help because as soon as they were gone the bad behavior started up. We had some people camp across from us who decided to play Jenga with 2x4's at 2 a.m. The police were called one night and hauled someone away for assaulting a Security Guard. I understand the group in lower Chardonnay threatened other campers. I imagine it was the same group as the one setting off fireworks in a burn area. The same broken soap dispenser remained unfixed from this Memorial Weekend. Our electrical boxes didn't have covers on them. The electrical power was going up and down all weekend as we notice from our air conditioners. We cancelled our reservations for next 4th of July and didn't book for next Memorial Weekend. They got $75 for Friday night, $100 for Saturday night and $65 for Sunday night. There is no cable TV. For these prices I expect a little more. Half the picnic tables and chairs are broken in the campground and you have to scrounge to get them. They are not available in all sites. The owner feels it's more important to plant grape vines at the entryway than to repair broken faucets in the bathroom, electrical boxes and replace picnic tables. We're not going back, which makes me sad as this was a very nice property. The owner just doesn't seem to care any longer and is letting it go down hill. This year there were 8 tents on 2 campsites, so much for the limit of people per site. They tried to say they didn't know, but if you read my review from last year, it was the same site. This guy is in it to make a buck any way he can, and has not put money into any improvements. If you go on a non holiday weekend I believe the fee is $65/night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped in the oak's. It is a nice place to camp, yes it is not a 5 star camp ground, the entertainment was great, the people who work here are nice and helpful. There is a 6' fire ring in the store and bar area, we asked them to put a fire in it and a truck showed up with the bed full for wood and 3 guys spent a about a 1/2 hour putting wood in the ring and getting it started. There are the motorized vehicles driving around, but not to many.all in all we had a great time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We have been going to this campground for years, but it's gone downhill. Used to be nice tables and patio chairs. Now the chairs are so cheap they are unsafe to sit on. Bathrooms were not clean. The rules say "no motorized vehicles" yet motorized golf carts cruised the park all day and night. We mentioned this Memorial Weekend to the management and again 4th of July and nothing was done. We're talking loud motors til midnight. Never saw a Security Guard the whole trip. Called at 11:30 at night to report a loud group partying and got a recording. Children were driving motorized vehicles as young as 10 years old although rules say must have licensed driver. Electric golf carts are allowed and owner seems to have now allowed motorized ones which buzz around all day and night. Used to be tenter's were only allowed with RV's in the Chardonnay area or had to camp in tent area. Now they are scattered all over and there seems to be no limit per site so you get large groups in each site, tossing their beer cans wherever. This was a burn area a few years back, yet we saw mortars and bottle rockets 4th of July with no signs prohibiting them. Yet they are illegal in the county and have a $1500 fine. We go to get away from fireworks. Trees need to be trimmed in the sites and on the way in and out of the park. Difficult to avoid low hanging branches. Water slide price is $20 all day or $10 hour, but on holidays it's $10 hour, with no all day discount. Store used to be stocked, it was almost empty. Video arcade was filled with broken machines. Soda fountain in store was not working. Everything has totally gone downhill, except the pricing. We paid $75/night, but if you booked less than a year ago it was $100/night. Complaints to the office fall on deaf ears. When I said I saw a mortar, office worker told me it was her kids and poppers. Ridiculous response. They just don't seem to care about anything but making a buck. Still the sites themselves are nice in Chardonnay, crowded elsewhere. This place is better in the off season. Only positive is you can book side by side sites in advance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campsites on the hill near the grass are good, but the price is a little high. The campsites below are dirt and hot in the summer. A larger pool is being constructed. A new water slide is in, possibly open after Memorial Day. Weekend entertainment is provided at the clubhouse. Nice campground to walk through, lots of trees, very beautiful views on the hill. Wintertime camping is beautiful; summertime is a little too hot for us. Fire rings, tables and chairs provided at most sites on the hill, don't know about the other sites. Good place for kids and dogs. Roads in the campground area need a little work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, nice campground. The GOOD. Huge RV spots and incredible views. Huge grass areas and lots of room to move about. Grass is very well maintained and watered. They even had plastic chairs and tables at each campsite. However, the lake is a long way away, probably not walking distance. The Chardenay area appears to be the nicest. The BAD. Not even close to be worth the $65 per night. The 3" sewer hookups need at least 25' hose on many spots. Road condition was horrible, and narrow. Strange, because the sites were rather large. Trees need to be really trimmed along the roads to get your 30-40' RV out to your site. Grass is pretty much the only thing they seem to maintain. Can't comment about the restroom/showers as we did not use them. But the structure looked clean and relatively new. No Wi-Fi, except within a few feet of the office, which is a long, long way from the RV sites. For $65/night you DO NOT get cable TV either! Office staff seem to be more interested in yapping/giggling on the phone than seeing to our questions/check-in. We waited about 5 minutes for them to even acknowledge us! Maintenance staff zoomed through park in their truck and when confronted about their speeding, claimed they spoke "no English." Office staff said, "There's really nothing we can do about that since we did not see it." We were with small children and this attitude caused us great concern. This campground really is a diamond in the rough and could be a $65/night resort. But, in it's current state, is more of a $30-35 per night RV resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A little pricey, but a great park with fun amenities for the whole family. We stayed during Easter weekend so it was a little more expensive than normal, but had live bands at night and fun activities planned for the kids during the day. We stayed in the Rincon loop which had large spots and was situated above most of the campground. Chardonnay Mesa and the Oaks also looked just fine to stay in. Plenty of trails to ride bikes, a fun little waterside open in the summer months and a refreshing cold pool. The Huckfin fishing pond was almost dried up and you could toss a rock from on end to the other. Perhaps it was under renovation because it didn't seem to fit in with such a nice park. I will definitely visit this park again and would recommend it as a great family campground in the Temecula area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Vail Lake is a wonderful park close to the Temecula Wine Country. Two things you should know before visiting; they are not associated or on Vail Lake and it's a few miles away; and it is quite expensive. We paid $75.00 per night. If you have pets or more peeps in your RV, expect to pay even more. We stayed during their high season, which is in October / November. They have a fantastic Halloween theme including a scary hay ride, costumed characters and live bands. Sites are pretty level. We experienced no A/C problems. The staff was nice and friendly. The store / restaurants and bar were fully stocked. Horse back riding / rentals is a short distance away. The park does allow golf carts / Rhinos, etc but only if you prove you have insurance on the vehicle. Overall, a wonderful park but you will have to pay top dollar for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground. The upper Chardonnay sites are very spacious with trees and grass and cost $5.00 more. The lower sites are dirt, but with lots of trees. However the lower sites are much closer together and there is more action (kids, dogs, traffic). Rates seem to change every month. They currently charge $65 for a weekend and $50 for a week day. Holiday rates are $75 for a Friday and Sunday and $100 for a Saturday. The campground has gone down hill while the prices have gone up. If you book at a lower rate and they raise the prices they will try and stick you with the higher rate. Don't do it as they will back down. Chairs and tables are scarce in some sites. Security is invisible. There are rules against golf carts, yet they are always there whizzing buy with teens driving and loud music playing. Last visit had a pitt bull bark til 12:30 a.m. I like the campground itself, but the Management is getting very greedy with extra fees for staying in the Chardonnay area, extra pet fees, early check-in fees, even an entertainment fee (If they can't get you to pay the difference between the old rate and the new rate they will try to get you to buy an entertainment package per site). The advantage to this campground is that you can reserve specific sites and it is so large that it's fairly easy to get into year round. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the campground while attending a festival held at the campground pool/lake area. We stayed in "the oaks", which I thought was one of the best camping areas at campground (Chardonay mesa was the other). Most of the other areas are barren. We did have a fire ring, 50 amp service and a table at our site. It was cool and shady and huge. (#118) our 40' 5th wheel and truck would have fit without unhooking. We unhooked and there was room for our truck side by side , plus room for a couple cars. There is a lot of maintenance that needs to be done to the roads and some of the features (pool, lake, etc.) We have a Rhino (off road golf cart) we take with us and there was easy access to a lot of dirt fire roads/trails and to Vail Lake itself. We will come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park but the owner is refurbishing it. The office staff was efficient and courtious. I would have rated this place higher if it had a few more amenities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Some spots are dirt. Lots of oak trees and shade in some areas. Some green grass on Chardonay Mesa. In October during the week it was very quiet so getting a space not a problem. We even had a lake glimpse from out site. I had camped here 20+ years ago. It is a bit worn around the edges and I would have thought it was going to be a bit nicer but nothing was terrible. Easy access and side roads make getting your RV in and out a snap. The say they have a playground but NO. It has been gone for years. Fun bike riding around the place - its big and hilly. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very concerned about the lack of security in the park. It was almost a desert atmosphere where you can do almost anything almost anytime day or night you want. We had neighbors that partied loud until 2:00am. The golf carts started about the time the sun came up. The Haunted Hay ride that we waited 3 hours for because of trailer malfunctions, was just not worth $15.00. The women loading people in the red cape and light up crown was about the rudest person I felt in the park. When asked why it was taking so long, because the line wasn't very long at that time, screamed at the group and told them to take it up with the office. Not once were we told what the problem was. We had no tables in our campsite, no fire ring, had to haul it all in ourselves. Which would be ok if we paid $15 a night. We have been coming to Vail Lake for 3 years and this is the only year we've had any problems. With so many people, the campground being packed, our opinion is that the rules need to be looked at and enforced. This should have been a family atmosphere but with the families that allowed their children to drag race golf carts, it was almost impossible to do anything with children other than stay very close to the camp ground. Where was security, even when asked to help out? We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is an overpriced, run down campground. The corporate owners seem to care more about money than the appearance and comfort of campers. The inside roads are run down and full of potholes. I paid $45 for a 10 minute "haunted hayride" with my 3 children. There were no tables or fire rings at the sites. People in our group had their electricity interrupted repeatedly. Security did nothing to stop children 12 and under from driving golf carts. We witnessed several near miss accidents! We will never go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for 4 nights while our house was being painted inside. This was close to home and sounded like there would be things to do for our grandson. All machines in the video arcade were unplugged, the miniture golf was unavailable, the store was closed and the advertised fishing hole was empty. The showers were moldy. The campground is attractive with shade trees, but definitely not worth the price. We would never stay here again. Next time, Pachanga. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Campground price keeps going up while whole place going downhill. Stayed here in 2004 and 2005 but this is last time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our family has been going to this camp ground since 2000 when it reopened, and we were
very satisfied with our stays until the last year. There was a management change over about a year ago, and the new management seems to have an attitude and is not customer friendly, very rude. The prices for the spots keep increasing, and if you arrive a little early, the new management wants you to pay extra to go in even though there is no one camped in your spot, and they do not go out and clean up the spots before your arrival. We have gone to our site numerous times in the last year that there has been trash left there, or trees hanging down that had to be cut before we could park in our space, and the chairs, tables or benches they supply are in need of repair. This past week we camped for the holiday, had made our reservations 6 months in advance and paid for the first night, the balance to be paid on arrival, but to our surprise (and without authorization) our credit card had been charged for the remainder of the stay 4 days prior to our arrival, which is not their normal practice, or at any other campground that I'm aware of. When asked why we were not notified of more charges being added to our card the lady behind the desk stated, "there wasn't enough time to notify many people, and the boss told me to do it." The bottom line is, myself and the 7 other members of my family that have camping rigs and camped at Vail Lake often will never camp there again, and I will not recommend it to anyone else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
I agree with above posters. This used to be a favorite of our small group of friends, but lately the new management has raised the prices while not making any improvements to this campground. We to, had to pay 10 dollars extra, on top of 50.00 because we arrived 35 minutes early. If you want a campfire, you must rent a fire ring from them for 12.00 extra. We all said "enough!" We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the old Butterfield RV Park. Opened several years ago and renovated. Park can be a beautiful place with better management. We have stayed there many times with no improvement in the sites or the rude people working there. The sites are constantly dirty with trash, weeds and spilled sewage. I agree with the above posting completly. The employees could care less about their guests or the sites. Never again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Having stayed at this park several times over the for the last 2 years, I whole-heartedly
recommend this resort to anyone looking for a nice time. While not necessarily a resort by definition; there is no golfing, it is nevertheless well worth your time and vacation! We really liked the fact that it's not a parking lot; it's a multi-leveled campground. The grounds are kept clean and they patrol it to keep the loudness of
jubilant campers to a minimum. Several people I have recommended this site to have left with a similar opinion. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
This is a very nice campground. As stated in a previous review, there is no lake access as it is a private member only lake. We had a small problem with some rowdy individuals and dogs near our camspite on the first night. We went to the office the next day and they were more than happy to relocate us. The management is considering changing the policy on pets as there have been problems with dogs in the past. There are over 500 sites at the resort, but only 200 are currently open. The owners are working on getting the campground all the way back up and working. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Arrived on a Saturday, they had a High School prom in a tent going on that night. The noise was ridiculous, and went on long after quiet time! Electricity hookup at our site did not work; it was fixed the next day. Park is a bit run down, in need of TLC. The pool was closed (March). Called Vail Lake, but you are not allowed to go to the lake as it's private. New owners seem to be interested in fixing it up, it could be a nice park with some work done to it. We'll go back someday: see if it improves. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a very nice campground. Lots of kids stuff (pool, scooters,bikes,mini golf)Two different camping areas. Lower section is all dirt with lots of oak trees. Upper section (Chardonnay) has some trees and lots of grass (good area if you want to use satellite).I have seen lots of serious mountain bikers camping here. Can't go wrong at this park. Owners/managers treat you like they care. On-site bar/restaurant and a nice deli. Arcade for kids too. We camped here in a Motorhome.