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History of Vail Lake: NOW A KOA CAMPGROUND

History of Vail Lake: NOW A KOA CAMPGROUND

Once the site of a stopover on the historic Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Line, scenic Vail Lake was created in 1948 when the owners of the Vail Cattle Ranch constructed the 132 foot high Vail Lake Dam. Owned and operated by the Rancho California Water District since 1978, the 1,000+ acre lake is a well-known mountain biking destination and recreational Mecca.

Today we offer camping and activities for the whole family, including camping, mountain biking, hiking, miniature golf, swimming, horseshoes and more — although just plain relaxing under the oaks is fine too!

Offering both privacy and security, we are now known as Temecula/Vail Lake KOA Campground, the perfect spot for an active family weekend getaway or a relaxing spot for those longing to enjoy the beauty of nature in over 8,000 acres of ancient, shady oaks and natural California chaparral hillsides. Melt your stress away while enjoying scenic views, abundant wildlife, recreational opportunities, and our sunny Mediterranean climate.

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