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Attention Vail Lake Halloween Campers!

Just a friendly reminder that Halloween 2018 is getting closer and if you need to cancel your reservations for any reason, please cancel 30 days prior to your arrival date to receive a full refund, minus a $20.00 reservation processing fee.

We have been getting a lot of questions about our 2019 Halloween reservation process. This year the reservations process will remain the same as last year and is outlined below:

Guests with reserved sites for 2018 will have first priority to re-book those same sites for the same weekend in 2019.

To re-book, the registered guest may come to the reservations office on their arrival date through Saturday night at 8:00 pm to re-book their specific site for 2019.

You will have first priority to re-book your site until 8:00 pm on the Saturday night of your stay. If you do not re-book your site by this time, the site will be available on a first come, first served basis on Sunday at 9:00 am when the reservations office opens.

We will be booking reservations for any unreserved sites on Sunday mornings: October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28. Reservation hours are Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Other policies for Halloween reservations are:

  • Sites will be limited to 5 sites per person on Sunday.
  • Re-bookings (arrival through Saturday night) are limited to one site.
  • Please have ID with you to re-book.
  • No group discounts will be given.
  • All sites will need to be paid for at time of booking.
  • There will be no increase in price in 2019, and the Halloween rate remains 125.00 per night.
  • All reservations will be for a minimum of two nights.
  • Please have names and contact information for sites booked.
  • If we cannot pick up when you call we are busy with guests in line, so please leave us a voice mail and we will call you back as soon as we are free.
  • Halloween reservations are subject to the holiday cancellation policy: Reservations cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival date will be given a full refund except a $20.00 processing fee.
  • Reservation cancelled inside 30 days of arrival date will not be refunded.
  • Remember that the Lake is closed due to the flash floods that washed away the crossing/bridge to the lake.

We look forward to welcoming you to back to Vail Lake for another fun Halloween season this October!


Due to some concerns about the electrical system in the Arroyo Seco section of the campground, we are shutting down power in that section while a complete safety review is done. Water and septic services remain unaffected. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but your safety is our number one concern.

Guests are welcome to bring and use their generators during their stay. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our reservation line at (951) 303-0173.

Thanks for your understanding,
Vail Lake RV Resort Staff & Management

  • Lake access is closed until further notice. We lost the earth bridge from the RV Resort in a flash flood. Area survey and inspections are scheduled. More details to come.

  • As of January 1, 2017, boat ramps have been closed due to low lake level. Body contact with the lake water is not allowed. Other areas of Vail Lake Resort are not affected.

  • Vail Lake Resort receives the “Bravo” badge award from Tripadvisor for 25 excellent reviews.

  • RV Camping spaces are being reserved early this year. Make your reservations before all the spaces are gone. Click here to save your spot.

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FitKid in Every Park

FitKid in Every Park is a free community service program through The California Parks Company to encourage young children to get outside in nature to enjoy the great outdoors.

Bring your kids ages 5 through 12 years old to experience some of the exciting activities that Vail Lake Resort has to offer every third Saturday of the Month.

Click here for FitKid In Every Park information


RV Camping Hot Spot

Vail Lake Resort is a popular destination for RV Campers. You have plenty of roomy campsites to choose from that are private, quiet and scenic. Vail Lake Resort is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors at your own pace and recharge yourself. Oak scented fresh air provided with every site.

Learn More About Our Campsites


Outdoor Playground

Vail Lake Resort offers family fun activities and attractions for the whole family, including camping, mountain biking, hiking, miniature golf and much more. It’s been commonly called one of the great outdoor playgrounds in Southern California.

Read More About Our History


Ultimate Outdoor Experience

Vail Lake Resort is one of California’s most popular places for mountain biking. We offer everything from technical downhill riding to flowing singletrack. Don’t be surprised when you catch your favorite rider (Hello Aaron Gwin!) training on the mountain. Vail Lake Resort is an excellent place to enjoy the great outdoors while getting healthy.

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