1. Is the campground private?
    • The campground is not private; we are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
  2. Is there tent camping?
    • Tent camping is available with an RV and in special circumstances. Stand-alone tent camping is not offered at this time. However, we do make exceptions for certain non-profit organizations such as YMCA, Boys & Girls scouts, and church groups. For these inquiries please ask for the Group Reservationist.
    • You may add ONE tent to a site that an RV is already on for an additional flat rate fee of $20.00.
  3. Does my campsite have a fire pit and a picnic table?
    • All of our camp sites have fire pits on them, excluding the Arroyo Seco sections, which would mostly have fire rings.
    • The Oaks and Rincon sections are the only campgrounds that would have cement picnic table on each of the sites.
  4. When am I able to call and reserve a spot for a specific weekend?
    • The office is open every day of the week.
    • Summer Office Hours (April – October)
      • Sunday – Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
      • Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-7:00pm
    • Winter Office Hours (November-March)
      • Sunday – Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
      • Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
    • Depending on busy weekends, we will extend the office hours accordingly.
  5. Can I ride my UTV or any off-road vehicles on the property?
    • As of April 1, 2016 we no longer allow any UTV’s on Vail Lake property. This includes Rhinos, Razors, and side by sides.
    • The reasons behind the decision are based primarily on guest safety concerns. Unfortunately, a few UTV drivers have shown no concern for speed limit signs in the park and have driven very dangerously at times compromising the safety of Vail Lake RV Resort guests.
    • We enforce a NO off road policy for any motorized vehicles.
  6. Can I use the lake if I am not a member?
    • The lake is open to the public. It is $20.00 parking and general access fee. (Fishing not included)
    • Off shore fishing, paddle boarding, and boating are additional costs.
  7. When will the waterslides open again?
    • The waterslides have been closed since 2013. The new owners, RCWD, plan to implement a different type of amenity at the waterslide location in the future.
  8. Is there a store at the campground?
    • There is a camp store that sells snacks, basic camping needs, and hygiene products you may have forgotten.
  9. Is the bar open? If not when will it be open?
    • The bar is open! It is newly renovated, with wood paneling all around. It is a full liquor bar, stop in and see the new changes.
  10. Is the café open? If not when will it be open?
    • The new Happy Camper Café is open! They sell Pizza, Sandwiches, Fries and Nachos.
  11. Do I need to pay to mini golf or use any of the sport activities?
    • There is No fee for miniature golf. We just ask for something to hold as collateral until we receive our clubs and balls back. We also have other equipment to loan out for collateral such as; horseshoes, disc golf, bocce ball, basketballs, soccer balls, and more! Come here and enjoy!
  12. What kind of discounts do you give for reservations?
    • Vail Lake Annual Pass holders receive a 25% discount
    • Seniors, aged 62 years and older receive a 25% discount (with ID)
    • Active duty military fire, and police receive a 15% discount (with ID)
    • Enjoy America * Go RVing members receive a 20% discount
    • Passport America & Good Sam members receive a 50% discount off of the first night stay only.
    • You may only use one discount per person and per reservation.
    • The only discount we allow on weekly and holiday stays are Fire, Military, and Police.
  13. Is there an annual pass for non-motorized vessels?
    • There is an annual pass available for non- motorized vessels which would include kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, float tubes, kite boards, windsurfing boards. The annual fee would be $800.00. The pass includes parking for one vehicle, launching for 1 non-motorized vessel and fishing.
  14. What does day launch/day use include?
    • Fishing boat day launch pass includes one vehicle car pass and to be able to launch your fishing boat. $150.00 per day. Fishing included for everyone in the vessel
    • Pleasure boat day launch pass includes one vehicle car pass and to be able to launch your pleasure boat. $250.00 per day. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing is permitted in designated areas.
  15. If I am staying at the campground can I go to the lake to fish? Will there be a fee?
    • If you are camping with us, there is no charge to park or to swim/relax at the lake. However, if you are fishing we do have a $10.00 fishing fee per person (ages 6 & under are free) and the state requires a California fishing license.
  16. What are the boat launch requirements?
    • All vessels are subject to inspection. All vessels must be CLEANED, DRAINED, AND DRY prior to inspection. This policy is in place to prevent the spread of Quagga/Zebra mussels. All boats coming from infected water are quarantined for 7 days and may launch on the 8th
  17. Is Vail Lake catch and release only?
    • Vail Lake is no longer catch and release only. You are able to keep the fish per Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations
  18. What type of fish are in the lake?
    • There are catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and carp.
    • All Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations apply.
  19. Do you sell fishing licenses?
    • We do not sell fishing licenses at the campground or lakeside. You are usually able to purchase fishing licenses at your local Wal Mart or sporting goods store.
    • There is a Big Five Sporting Goods and Wal Mart located about 10 min away from the campground
  20. Can you swim at Vail Lake?
    • Yes, you are able to swim and beach for the day. Vail Lake is full body contact.
    • Dogs are also welcome to swim in the lake