Entry to Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park in La Quinta will be free for veterans and service members next week on Veterans Day.

The county park will open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11, where veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to enjoy a day at the park surrounded by flags of each military branch and other items celebrating military service.

“Veterans Day is a day of honor, pride and thankfulness for all veterans, past present and future, who risk their lives for our country,” Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman Manuel Perez said. “Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is a beautiful place to spend the day, to walk, hike, fish and enjoy nature. We thank and honor everyone who has served our country, and welcome them to enjoy this special jewel on Veterans Day.”

The 710-acre park is situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, amid picturesque views and plenty of open space.

Anglers are welcome to fish at the 135-acre lake on Veterans Day, although officials sought to remind aspiring visitors that valid state fishing licenses remain required for anyone 16 and older.

Hiking and horseback riding opportunities are additionally available on nearby trails.

Free admission for service members on both Veterans Day and Memorial Day weekend have been offered at the park since 2017 when the Board of Supervisors voted to change the name of the park from Lake Cahuilla Regional Park to Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park, which included the free admission provision.

The deal is open to active duty military personnel and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard and federal and state reservists. Valid proof of military service is required. The deal applies to all occupants of any vehicles containing service members.

Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is located at 58075 Jefferson St.

Additional information about the park can be found at www.rivcoparks.org/lake-cahuilla-veterans-regional-par.

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