Lake Skinner Park sits next to the Temecula wine country. The lake holds water from the Colorado River which is used as the water supply for the area. Water in the desert is a magnet for people and wildlife.
The small scenic valley has approximately 30 wineries. It was tough to choose! We finally picked five to visit. Part of day one was spent finding descriptions of wine we wanted to drink. That wasn’t a very successful strategy. We had to go through 30 different web sites looking at descriptions; tedious to say the least. On day two we went for quantity, wineries that had a larger selection. We came away with several bottles of very good wine.
The campground was quite large. Sites were mostly dirt and a bit of gravel. The dirt part turned muddy in spots when a water line froze on our second night. Bathrooms were unheated and even though they had plenty of hot water, the morning temperatures in the low thirties and upper twenties convinced us that our own facilities were a much better experience.