The cabins are straight from the 70’s and look like they haven’t been cleaned since then either. “Mother Nature” is our second home and we are really good at finding fun, low-cost, ways to enjoy the outdoors, so have a lot to share! 8 reviews. Depending on the time of year, the lake level and fishing opportunities will vary, but the beautiful views ensure a unique experience every time. The lake has a green color to it. With plenty of homey charm and California excitement, you're certain to return year after year to soak in the sunshine and the daily coastal fun. For longer stays, check out Camping in Comfort Like a Boss. The “pool” they advertise looked murky and green and probably mosquito and hepatitis infected, and the hot tub was completely drained. We left the lake after only a few minutes. Ooh, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the lake, drinking wine…. Visitors can camp (in tents, cabins or RVs), fish year round, relax in the spa and swim in the resort pool. I live here alot of have cancer slot have died, It's a dissabilty nightmare and for seniors none of us can use any wheel caurs here the people who lease it from Vista irrigation use scare tactics on us. Welcome to Lake Henshaw Resort, a beautiful lake resting at the foot of the Palomar Mountains in California. We’ve enjoyed many spontaneous adventures here, from enjoying the view on a country drive, a day spent on the lake fishing with an amazing picnic, to a “hey, let’s camp tonight” overnight stay. We prefer this area where you can park and walk down to your private lake shore. The lake may provide opportunities for boating, fishing, or swimming but access will depend on specific rules. Can be hot in late summer. The lake has a green color to it. Lake Henshaw Not only is Lake Henshaw our local water supply, it is a great recreation destination an hour and a half from San Diego. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Ten San Diego reservoirs are contaminated, including some of East County’s most popular fishing spots. TIP: After the gate, you can either go straight and park where the dock is or immediately turn right and drive down the dirt road between the buildings to find a lake side sanctuary. County Road S7 from Lake Henshaw is longer, but its gentle grade makes it more suitable for heavily loaded vehicles and those pulling trailers. Cheers to amazing lakes in San Diego’s back country! Be warned prices are often different than the website says. Unfortunately, you have to pay for day use even when camping. In the beautiful back country of San Diego county, just passed Palomar Mountain, north of Julian, is the stunning, peaceful sanctuary of Lake Henshaw. Regardless of where you camp, check out these great ideas for meals to bring: Attached to the lake store, is The Round Up Grill, with an amazing lake view and menu. There is no camping directly on the lake but across from it, you can either stay at their campground, RV park or lake-view cabins. uses of many waters of the state by making fish unsafe for human and wildlife consumption,” the State Water Resources Control Board website warns. It’s a perfect place for a refreshing nature getaway and mental reset. Just be patient, it’s often busy, especially during turkey hunting season, and popular with bikers. At each lake site, a sample was taken at a single station located at the deepest point in the lake, which would be expected to minimize the chance for false positives. If taxidermy bothers you don’t look around, I love it reminds me of my youth. Perfect remote spot for stargazing. The third day and into the night was awful. Fishing and Camping in San Diego’s Back Country: Lake Henshaw In the beautiful back country of San Diego county, just passed Palomar Mountain, north of Julian, is the stunning, peaceful sanctuary of Lake Henshaw. 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