The Butterfield Country Recreational Park (now Vail Lake Resort) was established in 1968 to provide public access to the lake and its marina, but closed by its owners in 1989. In 1995, a members-only resort facility was opened at the location of the former park; and in 2000, the water activities area was re-opened to the public on an annual fee basis. Today, boating rights on the lake are reserved for annual members only but RV access is open to the public with paid nightly reservation or a day use pass.
In addition to numerous affordable and comfortable campsites, Vail Lake Resort offers fun activities and attractions for the whole family, including fishing, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, miniature golf, swimming, and waterslides — although just plain relaxing under the oaks is fine too!
Offering both privacy and security, Vail Lake Resort is the perfect spot for a family weekend getaway. Vail Lake Resort offers the perfect setting for those longing to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature with over 9,000 acres of ancient, shady oaks in a natural California chaparral setting. Melt your stress away while enjoying our scenic views, abundant wildlife, numerous recreational opportunities, and fantastic weather.
Plans are in the works for a professional golf course, new restaurant and winery sites on the property.