View of lake and landscape at Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area.


Leashed dogs are welcome at Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, a stunning 710-acre park situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. It is located 6 miles South East of Old Town La Quinta and offers a delightful experience in the Coachella Valley. Lake Cahuilla is set in the midst of expansive lawns and picturesque mountain tops making it a spectacular destination. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6-feet at all times.


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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    Water in the desert

    This is a beautiful place to see. It is a man made lake. One of the employees told us that they pump water from the Colorado River to fill the lake. The water is so blue. You can fish for carp that have been placed in the lake. There's not a lot of shade so bring an umbrella and sunscreen. Dogs are allowed for a small fee.

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