Date of Stay: July, 2008
I stayed here on a 4day/3night free pass to see what the Western Horizons club was all about. The campground was neat and the spaces were spacious enough. I was given a pull-through site that was long enough that I didn't even have to pull my car off the dolly if I didn't want to. I was hoping to do a little swimming at the river but when I walked down there (with my dog), it was very muddy and no real beach to speak of. I never did make it to the pool as it is up at the top of the hill. The first day I was there my thermometer read 121 degrees so the idea of the pool was scrapped considering the walk I had to make to get to it. It is a boring place to be. The only store is the Flying J which is completely insane after 11am. As big as this place was, I think there were all of 10 campers there at the time I was there. The roads were wide enough for me to drive my 36' Motorhome around with a tow on the back. Everything seemed to be kept up well and clean enough. I asked to stay an additional night on my Camp Club USA membership and was told I was not allowed. I would have had to pay full rate to stay longer, so I opted to leave thus the reason for my rating. I have never met such unaccommodating folks in all my camping expeditions. You would think that a park that is 98% empty would be happy to have my business, but that was not the case here. I was happy to leave. I guess I got what I paid for, nothing.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
I originally planned to stay for a week and quickly turned my stay into 10 days. I enjoyed my visit to this park on the very first day. When I called the owner was very friendly and accommodating. He said they had plenty of space and even a pull-through site for me as I was driving a 36' motorhome with a tow dolly and tow vehicle on the back. When I arrived his wife was very friendly. I stayed here on my Camp Club USA membership. They did not charge extra for the pull-through convenience. Even with all that I was lugging around, all 45+ feet of me, I was able to drive around the park easily enough to the pull-through sites, which are near the front. It is a very quiet park, no road noise whatsoever. There are many residents who are very friendly and helpful. The all-natural hot mineral pool was an absolute delight morning, noon and night. They also have a jacuzzi which I did not go into but was clean and others seemed to enjoy it. There is a convenience store on the next block, but that's the only store around unless you go about 5 miles into the town of Desert Hot Springs where there are many more stores. I opted to go south to Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage (about 10 miles) where the stores and restaurants are plenty and there is a street festival in downtown every Thursday night, what fun. It does tend to get windy in the late afternoons which is the only annoyance I could find since it meant pulling in my awning. No reason to give this park a 9 because of something they can't control. At the back of the park is a nice little garden with chairs that overlook the San Jacinto mountains. You can watch the sunset in the evenings or the rabbits hopping around in the adjacent field. On my first night, I saw a mountain lion, but not to worry, he didn't stick around and I haven't seen him since. I would highly recommend this park to anyone who is looking for a clean, safe, quiet, friendly environment to relax and enjoy some of the beauty of this area. I will definitely visit again should I be in this area!
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Loved this park! Landscaping was great. Off the beaten path. 12 miles west of downtown. It was just far enough out of the way of the big city, had a country feel about it. Quiet! Friendly residents. Self registration was a breeze. Simply filled out a small sheet of paper with some info, enclosed a check, picked my space, and put it all in an envelope in their basket on the porch. Never saw the owners once. The sunset behind the mountains was breathtaking. I really enjoyed staying here. It was nice to stroll around the grounds with my dog in the evenings. As a single female traveler, I felt completely safe there. Sites were spacious and I was able to pull my 36' rig with tow dolly & SUV right into my space with ease. Park is easy to navigate large rigs. I would definitely recommend this campground. I would like to return there when the weather cools.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
I would have given this park a "10" had it not been for the train that goes by every half hour, all day and all night long, honking their horns. The camp hosts were extremely friendly and most helpful when I had difficulty trying to get my satellite dish to align. Their son even helped me pull my tow dolly up onto the gravel as I was not strong enough to get it over the curb. The streets were paved, clean, and very wide. I had no problem maneuvering my 36' motorhome with attached tow dolly & SUV around this campground. I was impressed with how nicely kept it was. Great little town to stay in. Only a 30 minute drive to Tombstone, which was my ultimate destination. Would love to stay there again, except I literally got no sleep from the trains making all that noise all night long. I was there for 6 days and was exhausted by the time I left. Too bad because it really is a great park! One of the best I've been in yet. The sites were really spacious. The observatory was the best part. Our astronomer showed us some amazing sites including Mars, some star clusters, a galaxy far, far away and saved the very best for last, Saturn! It was the prettiest site I have ever seen in my life with it's ring shining around it and the 4 moons surrounding it. Almost worth the loss of sleep. Would recommend this park to those who aren't light sleepers like I am.