This lake is so wonderful. After a long day outdoors Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino is a good place to spend a night or two. Cleveland National Forest is a good spot to go if you're at El Capitan Lake; a pleasant close by hotel is Ayres Inn Alpine. El Capitan Lake is fine enough to spend more than a day at, Country Creek RV Resort is a fine local campground. A lake close by is Loveland Reservoir; in case you want to
go for a ride on a horse Hidden Fox Farm is in the vicinity. There's always El Capitan Dam to have a look at in close proximity to El Capitan Lake.