One question I have is that it seems like you can play (or listen) to loud music during the day and late at night here without getting shut down, is this true? What's your experience? Any insight would be appreciated, thanks!
There is actually a warning on the Lake Cahuilla Reservations page now, warning that it will be loud because of Coachella campers!
PARK ALERT MESSAGE
Please Note be aware Coachella Festival Dates are - April 11-20,2014 & Stage Coach Festival Dates are - April 25-27,2014. Campers attending the festival will primarily camp at Lake Cahuilla Campground. There will be loud noise, one vehicle per site for the primitive camp sites as well as overflow.
What's transportation like between the campground and the festival grounds? First time here!
This sounds like fun after finding out I was bailed on by the person I was going with , with the camping spot inside.I picked a spot up Thursday afternoon four days for weekend 2.... only 3 more weeks.
Awesome, thanks for the info! If we wanted to drive from the campsite to the festival, what's neighborhood parking like? My friend and I are walkers so we aren't afraid to park a bit away in a neighborhood (maybe with less traffic) and hoof it. Otherwise, what's parking like at the festival? (a cluster F I'd imagine)
There is NO 'neighborhood parking'. At All.
Another good option would be to bring bikes and ride to the venue. Should take 15-20 minutes, and on the way out after the show ends each day you'll be home faster than if you were driving.
Theres no "Neighborhood Parking" like Bhomburg said. Getting into the lots at the festival has never taken long at all, they are super efficient. Leaving usually takes a little bit longer, but it's usually not bad if you are in the corner lot closest to Lake Cahuilla. I forget which lot# it is. There have been a couple rare occasions when it has taken like an hour to leave parking for some unknown reason, but that's not normal.
coachella newbie question ... if the main gate is closed at 10 but the festival ends at 12? how does that work
anyone know if theres RV spots left at the Lake ? Ilive in Norway,and calling them oveseas didnt work. Havent heard from them by mail either.
anyone going to be at the lake this year (2014) weekend 2!!!
16 more days
cant wait to party!
Anybody know if there's any big differences between overflow camping and the other campsites besides the lack of electricity/water? I've been calling a lot of Off-Site Campsites and Lake Cahuilla is the only one that isn't completely booked. First Coachella and trying to have the most epic time possible!
I'll be staying in the overflow camping area too... does anyone know how far away the overflow is from the main camping (if far at all?)
Just booked my campsite at the lake! I'm going SOLO! cant wait to party it up!
Love Lake Cahuilla:
-- fire pits
-- shorter shower lines
-- no flood lights 24/7
-- tents are spaced out many, many feet apart, rather than inches
-- electrical outlets
-- 6 miles from the fest
-- very easy to drive to convenience store/coffee/food/etc. in the morning
-- swimming pool
If anybody's still looking for a spot, we have space at our campsite Weekend 1. Developed (i.e. electrical outlets) and lakeside. Coming up from SD Thursday afternoon.
Comes with parking space, too. We can split the cost ($97 for 3 nights). Shoot me a PM.
I reserved an overflow site a couple days ago there's still plenty available for those who still need a place to stay at around $20 a night plus a $7 fee.....I have one question to the people who have done the overflow sites previous years... how bad is the dirt situation? last year weekend 1 at the polo grounds the sand storm sucked balls so i want to be prepared this year anything that helps with the dust/ dirt ground. do you guys put something on the ground on your site so dirt doesn't get all over your shit? is it loose dirt? thanks anything helps first time camper at the lake :)
went on the parks website and read the site rules I didn't find anything about bringing in glass (bottles of alcohol) will it be a problem?
hell yeah! Thanks for all the info :)
Me and my bros will be camping at the lake also! Is there a Thursday night party going on? This will be our first time camping at the lake, so just trying to get the low down. Thanks!
I was told the lake really never sells out of primitive camping, can't do it online you just have to go and do it.
Primitive camping is some last minute shit you'd rather not have.
lake Cohuila was awesome this year though. My first Coachella and after spending an hour in On-Site camping I'm glad I didn't go do that.
I will never spend money to stay on-site after witnessing how brutal and gnarly it is.
the primitive camping was WAY off to the far end away from all the main camping, no electricity or water spouts and shitty ground to pitch your tent on.
the loud party campsite was over there this year though. Only one camp setup in normal camping had a DJ setup and they only used it Thursday night, never again all weekend.
Bottom Line: Lake Cohuila is close, cheap and awesome if you get a regular spot. Not the last minute primitive shit.
First time in Lake Cahuila and staying in primitive camping. We'll probably be drinking during the day so I was wondering how hard is it to get a Lyft/Uber/Taxi? Also would we be OK heading down early Friday morning or do you need to get there Thursday night to get a good spot?