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    Default lake cahuilla...cheap, close, almost sold out, all ages

    Is the place to be.

    http://www.riversidecountyparks.org/...lake-cahuilla/
    Lake Cahuilla is located 4 mi. SE of La Quinta. Take Interstate 10 to Monroe St., Monroe S to Ave. 58, Ave. 58 W two miles to park. 56 sites available, 46 with water & electric, 10 with water only. 710 acre developed park has individual campsites, with electricity and water. Individual camping is available on a first come, first serve basis or by reservation. A primitive group camping area is also available by reservation.Other amenities include shore fishing in the 135-acre stocked lake, centrally located showers, a dump station, equestrian and hiking trails and picnicking.
    The swimming pool is open for the public from mid April to mid October, Saturday and Sunday only. Cost is $2.00 per session. Session Schedule: Session 1 (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), Session 2 (1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), Session 3 (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) During special events or adversity of the weather this schedule is subject to change without notice. Please call the park in advance to check for schedule.
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    Default Re: lake cahuilla...

    Yeah... it even appeared in the Coachella movie.

    If you're interested in staying there, check out my article "How to camp off-site for Coachella 2007"

    http://wehow.ehow.com/how_2019911_ca...coachella.html

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    I plan on booking this wednesday. Has anyone called recently to find out if they have any overflow or primitive sites available right now? Any feedback would be great, Cahuilla is always a good time, this will be year number five in a row. GO GOLDENVOICE!

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    Default Re: lake cahuilla...

    got ours a week ago. that place rules.

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    Everything is available right now. The online booking system gives you a false status of "full".

    By far, the best place to camp. No city traffic into/out of the venue, no long shower lines (assuming they continue the no-overflow camping policy). Same abnoxious a-holes yelling "Coachella 2007 m-f-er!" all night though. Bring earplugs.

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    watch out when parking in overflow of getting stuck in loose soil/sand

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    is it within walking distance of the festival?

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    I used to live in Coachell...and no Lake Cahuilla is not walking distance from the polo club...its about 5-8 minutes driving distance...if you go speed limit..

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    Just reserved the last developed camp site w/ electricity!! Woo Hoo!!!
    Last edited by moltenarts; 01-23-2007 at 04:08 PM.

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    Really, they told me mine was the last developed one! haha, just booked today (jan.23)

    Guys, they still have overflow camping, thats where we were last year, it's fine, u basically drive in and camp wherever there's a spot for u, no fire pits or anything though, the camp lady didn't mind if we had a fire as long as we didn't burn any more of the logs we found lying around, we had to buy bundles for 5$ each.
    They have showers too for overflow, but i'll warn u, there's only 2 and they're not very nice. One doesn't even have a light, but I preferred that one when i was hungover cause it had a seat in it
    There's also usually a pretty bad wait in line for the showers unless u somehow manage to sleep in a bit till after most have left for the show (the sun turns your tent into a sauna at about 8 am). The Lineup was probably about 20 minutes although it felt like 4 hours in that heat.
    It's still THE BEST place to stay for Coachella had so much fun, everyone who was in overflow last year was awesome!

    Devon

    p.s. to the guy who needed a boost last year, if you read this, thanks for helpin us out with those mushies, Massive attack and Tool were a million times more awesome thanks to you

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    I was at Lake Cahuilla back in '05. We stayed in overflow but were in an RV, so life was good. We didn't have to worry about the showers or snakes or saunas.

    All I want to know is where the Shuffle is.

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    Default Re: lake cahuilla...

    how much does it cost to camp there?

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    tried to get a campsite today only overflow available.

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    Default Re: lake cahuilla...

    Quote Originally Posted by brightscreamer View Post
    I was at Lake Cahuilla back in '05. We stayed in overflow but were in an RV, so life was good. We didn't have to worry about the showers or snakes or saunas.
    Same here, overflow in '05! I'm not a camper so I just slept in the back of my SUV rental. Great protection from the desert winds. I actually ended up camping onsite in '06 and the winds weren't so bad... wonder if the density of campers and the trees around the Polo Grounds broke 'em up...
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    I just booked three sites in overflow and the lady I talked to at Riverside County Parks said this is the busiest year they have had. Everything is going fast and it should be nice and crowded this year. Can't wait. LBC representin', fifth year in a row for me and Cahuilla.

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    See you guys in the overflow lot

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    I just booked an overflow site... can't wait!

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    Overflow FTW!

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    Just checking for some other friends and the reservation line told me that there are about 35/84 sites left for overflow and that's since Monday when the lineup came out. She said they would probably be sold out by this weekend, so hurry up and buy and get busy at the Lake.

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    bump...
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    Default Re: lake cahuilla...

    Just booked my overflow spot today and the lady said there are 30 spots left and going fast.

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    better hurry people!
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    seriously better hurry
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    My friend and I got our overflow spot yesterday. I'm excited and can't wait to see everyone there! YAY!!

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    I'll be getting there early on Thursday. We'll be the RV playing James Brown until the wee hours of the morning. Just like in '05. (sigh) Memories.

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    i haven't checked with them, better call NOW before it's too late.
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    Wzup Psychic. I like giving the info out as it comes to light. This increases the chances of it being crazy busy at Cahuilla this year. It's going to be exciting and I can't wait another 90 days. This is always the longest part of the year, waiting... I didn't check back today but I'm pretty sure they're almost sold out completely. Any info would be great. If not I'll tell my buddies to check on Monday. GO CAHUILLA!

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    I haven't been to Lake Cahuilla in 3 years. So now you have to book for overflow? It's not just first come first serve? I just called and they said I have to call the reservation line which is only open M-F 9-5pm.

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    Yes you have to make a reservation and they were almost sold out last I checked. even for over flow.
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