Camping near Temecula

Grapes, desert mountains, and cool lakes—Temecula wine country has it all.

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Camping near Temecula guide

Overview

Rolling hills, fresh air, and sunny vineyards welcome you to Temecula. Hidden in the heart of Southern California wine country, the Temecula Valley is a hub of outdoor relaxation. When you're not wine tasting at the local wineries, find a peaceful spot for hiking, horseback riding, or fishing.

Ready to sleep among the grapevines? Make camp at one of the RV parks, lakeside campgrounds, or local farms. Beach camping is also within reach—the Pacific coast is just a short drive away. Surfing, sunbathing, and swimming are a few ways to enjoy the water.

Speaking of water, you find plenty of it right in Temecula. At Lake Skinner Recreation Area, a breezy campground hugs the shore with full hookup sites. Hiking, horseback riding, boating, and fishing are a few ways to enjoy this SoCal oasis. Just be aware it's a no-contact lake—swimming and water skiing are out of the question. Luckily, you can always cool down at the splash pad.

Looking for more spots to cast a line? Check out Reflection Lake and Vail Lake. You can also cruise Diamond Valley Lake or explore its onshore trails.

If you're craving big adventure, set up camp in Cleveland National Forest. The desert mountain wilderness is a haven of rugged trails and campgrounds. For something a little easier, you can't beat Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. This family-friendly spot boasts hiking trails in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains.

Are you feeling stoked to explore the Temecula Valley? With its great weather, this California treasure sure to steal your heart in any season. Spring through summer is the best time for green, photo-worthy vineyards. If you want to see the grape hauls of the harvest season, camp from August to October.

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Experience the thrill of camping near Suicide Rock, a majestic rock formation with breathtaking views. Set up camp amidst the scenic landscapes, hike to the summit, and be rewarded with panoramic vistas.

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