Date of Stay: June, 2008
My review of Outdoor World (now Sacred Rocks RV Park): Pros: *Excellent infrastructure (power, water, sewer). Propane reasonably priced *Helpful and friendly owners who facilitate family and group activities *Beautiful heated pool and spa *Neat bunkhouse available for group indoor camping *Nice tent area with clean restrooms and showers (hot showers are coin operated) *Nice office with limited sundries for sale. Also has ice cream and coffee *Most spaces are large, level and shaded *Rural setting with mature oak trees and surrounded by wilderness. *Golf carts/UTV's allowed (driver must be licensed) *Nearby stores, dining and a Indian casino *Easy freeway access *Gated and controlled entry *Wireless internet available (typically 256K/bps) *Decent cell phone coverage *Generally quiet and peaceful, esp during weeks and off season *Monthly and extended stay rates available. Cons: *Can be noisy and crowded on summer holiday weekends. *Staff turnover (usually temporary retirees) can sometimes create confusion as to rates and policies in effect. *No cable TV hookup. Satellite dishes are common Summary: I have stayed out Outdoor World twice of the past three years (8 months total). I would very much recommend Outdoor World/Sacred Rocks to families and those looking for friendly people in a beautiful setting. It's my place to relax away from the big city during the summer.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
I have stayed at Jackson's for three years now as a weekender, only leaving during the summer when it gets too hot. It's a small park with about 25 spaces. Half of those have permanent trailers in them that are rented out on monthly basis. These all have been refurbished. Typically, they only rent visiting RV spaces on a monthly basis as well, but has been known to make exceptions if you call in advance. This park has excellent infrastructure (50 amp, great water pressure, septic) and is about as quiet as a park can get. For off roaders, it's terrific as you have direct access to thousands of BLM acres. The town of Ocotillo doesn't offer much. A few bars, small restaurant and a gas station/mini mart. However, El Centro is 30 minutes away and offers every store, plus a mall, needed. These folks are wonderful hosts. They have a great patio attached to their home this is excellent for desert relaxing. There is also a rec room with Sat TV open 24 hours. Coin-op laundry and a free public bathroom with shower are available.
Date of Stay: January, 2008
Tremendous desert park. Even has it's own executive golf course. Terrific pool, nice club house. Some of the outlying spots feel barren, but if you reserve in advance, you can get spots closer to the clubhouse with vegetation and trees. Many pull through sites. I personally prefer this to SunBeam Lake, though that is also a nice park (just on the other side of I-8). For off roaders, take note that you must trailer to OVH areas: no park riding allowed. Superstition OHV area is about 20 minutes away. Note: If your rig is more than 10 years old, they usually won't let you in this park or Sun Beam Lake.