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Attention Vail Lake Campers:  Management Change at Vail Lake on January 1, 2019

The operations and management of Vail Lake RV Resort will be transitioning to a new operator at  midnight on December 31, 2018. KEI Enterprises of Chula Vista, California will be assuming the role of operator at Vail Lake RV Resort.

We have enjoyed our tenure as operators of this beautiful property and all the great campers we’ve met along the way. Our best wishes and thanks go out to everyone for the support we’ve received from the Southern California camping community. It has been a pleasure to operate the resort over the past four years.

To facilitate the transition, Vail Lake RV Resort will not be accepting new groups and individual reservations until the transition is completed on January 1, 2019.  The new operator is a well respected operator of KOA Campgrounds in California, Arizona and Missouri. KEI is now in the process of staffing and coordinating the transition.  The park will remain open throughout the transition.

For more information about KEI enterprises, visit their website at

To contact the team at KEI about Vail Lake RV Resort, email them at

Thanks again and on behalf of the entire team at Basecamp Hospitality/Vail Lake Recreation Company, Merry Christmas and Happy Camping in 2019!


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.

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.

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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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