Date of Stay: April, 2017
We came out to this park while touring LA. Upon arrival at the park office I asked them if we could tour the park. After dealing with three employees who basically said "We are busy and don't have time to conduct tours" to which I said we just wanted to see the sites etc. There was a discussion by the employees and it was decided we could see the sites. Then it was made known we couldn't enter any sites or photograph any sites, RV's or campers. Photograph? These people may be living in the back yard of the rich and famous but believe me, there is NOTHING worth going on this park for! Electrical is very old. Sockets are burnt and loose. Plumbing is ancient and poor. Most sewer hoses running uphill as they are placed in poor locations to the site. For $80 a night with poor electrical, plumbing, facilities and small sites along with the employees attitudes, SAVE YOUR MONEY and MOVE ON! If the view is important to you, this place delivers!
Date of Stay: April, 2017
We've been coming here for a while. Great location. Great private sites. Park facilities are good but aging. While we were here almost every party with a trailer had a brutal time backing into their site. It isn't impossible but can take a while. Make sure you have a spotter for backing into your site! The folks in this park can be either super friendly or cold and cliquey. If social contact is important to you this isn't your place. If you are looking for a great location, this can't be beat! This place used to be very noisy but now seems extremely quiet. We think this place is getting better overall. Come here for your reasons but don't let neighbour socializing be one of them. The short stay folks are awesome but the seasonals can be brutal.
Date of Stay: March, 2017
This park is nice enough. The facilities are getting pretty tired. The biggest problem with this park is the wind. Unless you don't mind wind, look further. There are windmills near this park for a reason. During our stay we encountered wind storms for days on end. Some of the gusts were to 75mph! Like I said, if you don't mind wind.
Date of Stay: February, 2017
This park continues to age and reflect poor cleaning by staff. The facilities are crumbling apart and are a disgrace for a Government park. The host workers basically work at the entry kiosk but don't work in the park itself. On one day I asked a host if it was possible to have the garbage picked up near our site. This was left by a previous camper. The host said it wasn't in their job description and I would need to take it to the dumpster myself as there were no staff to do this. This park used to be a jewel but has become very sad. We have decided to not support this park until the facilities improve and they get some employees to manage the duties. For the price you pay here it is absolutely the worst Riverside County Park hands down!
Date of Stay: October, 2016
Friendly workers and facilities were good. The location is on the side of a highway. We nicknamed this park ACT for "Always Constant Traffic". After two days we relocated to a park on the north side of Moab. Same price as ACT!
Date of Stay: March, 2016
This place is horrendous. They look after their regulars and treat newcomers like garbage. Overpriced, rude and low value are things that come to mind. This place is sandwiched between the interstate and the busiest railway line. All night traffic and train horns. Do yourself a huge favour and move on. Lot spacing is very close with sunny/open exposure. Site surface is gravel.
Date of Stay: March, 2016
The best thing going for this place is the location. Central to all activities and fun things to do in SD. The facility is part of an aging and derelict mobile home park. It is supposed to be redone with a view to natural usage and for all folks. Sadly this change is slow coming as the owners of the mobile homes are fighting leaving. This affects this park as there is no maintenance or upgrading going to take place. Some day hopefully the state will take over this land and make a beautiful state park with camping. Not likely in my lifetime. If you like an asphalt parking lot with hookups you'll love it. We tried to use the restrooms several times and decided to not. Conditions were poor. Very dirty and no toilet paper to name a few negatives. Also we had several large groups behind our site. Partied into the wee hours and security was nowhere to be seen. Wifi was non existent.
Date of Stay: November, 2015
Very friendly park generally but some Canadians who are very territorial and cliquish. As in a lot of cases when they return year after year they have their "friends" and they are not open to meeting new people. Other than that the park is a great location to downtown PS. In front of the park is a motel which is a release point for prisoners on a parole program. There were fights, shouting, screaming and lots of loud noises coming from the motel. We didn't mid it as it was kind of entertainment. Word of advice though. Don't get a site backing onto the motel!
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We have always loved ESRV... It is an absolutely fantastic setting and very natural area. We have always loved the peace and quiet here at night but this stay changed our feeling about "Their Rules" They have a rule which clearly states that quiet hours are 10pm to 7am every night. Persons not cooperating with these quiet hours will be asked to leave the property. Great! Well, at 1:00am, we were awoken by a Diesel Pusher motorhome pulled up beside our motorcoach. We were fast asleep and the coach fixed that! The arriving party moved garbage cans, just about took out our vehicle and just barely made it into their site... it took 15 minutes for the parking process to end. Following that, setup was another 15 minutes... slamming doors, talking and other noises at 1:30am! The next morning we left and went to the office... I mentioned all of this at hich point the office staff said "Well, the people that came in, had a reservation for that site... They were entirled to come in and occupy that site" I mentioned the quiet hours and felt that they were not adhered to in this case. The woman at the desk rudely responded "They had paid for their site and were entitled to occupy the site... What would you do if you had paid for the site"? I said it was extremely inappropriate to bring in a Diesel Pusher that late at night... that it was very inconsiderate of the campers who were asleep in the park... to have to tolerate this noise during "quiet hours". My words meant nothing. Why come into an RV park and park in the dark while waking everyone. Not cool at all.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
If you are expecting WiFi here, you won't get any signal or connectivity. The management will blame you, your lack of computer knowledge or equipment... it is a HUGE time waster! The problem with their WiFi system is the only issue. Another thing... every time we come here, the pool is closed... they work on it more than any other pool around. They offer nothing but an apology. If you want a pool, make sure you check in advance! Friends were told that children are not permitted in the park or especially in the pool. The kids and family were asked to leave the pool immediately. Handled very poorly. This park is an adults only park and are not kid-friendly... save the frustration on your grandkids and their parents!
Date of Stay: December, 2012
We were a little concerned about space size and power as some had posted. Upon getting here, the sites are of a very good size and the power appears to be great. Yes, it is a different RV park in that it is not "cookie cutter" but that's what makes it so different and interesting. The people in the office and throughout the park are really friendly and it is so nice to not be invaded by Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The sky is so dark at night and the only noise is from the wild Donkeys and Coyotes. I think that if you are looking for a huge, cookie cutter park near an airport, train tracks, or freeway, this place isn't for you. If you like to see the desert scenery and couple it with hiking and biking in the area you will love it. Tucson is not always populated by the winter snowbird group but it has a lot to offer and this park is in a great location to see it all. The quiet here is deafening! Love it!
Date of Stay: October, 2012
Nice park but a few concerns. Many of the sites are decomposed granite and are quite messy if it rains. We tried to get a concrete site and they were all full for weekends only. Wi-Fi here was fabulous. Just so you know, there is not a lot to do around here that isn't about wine. We liked it but a little more to do would have been nice.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
We love this park! Very friendly and helpful staff and very friendly folks that stay here. Also very dog friendly. This park is spotless clean and exceptionally well run at all levels. The pricing here is excellent and reflects the "simple" and value-conscious nature of the park. This park gives you everything you need and spares the stuff that you don't need. We have never stayed in a park longer than a month or two... here, we stayed four months! We are returning for the winter of 2012/2013 and look forward to being here again. This park, dollar for dollar is the best value and quality RV park that we know of. Give it a try and you will be pleasantly surprized.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
This is an absolute gem! The fact that there is no sewer is a good thing; it encourages folks to move on rather than stay beyond the two week limit. The scenery here is fabulous and there are awesome hikes around the park. Do the Wind Cave and Pass Mountain Loop; they are very nice. Sites are huge and very nice firepits, etc., but beware, some sites are not level, and you will need to block up your wheels in some cases. Take some good, solid lumber with you when you go here!
Date of Stay: December, 2011
What a great park for cycling and hiking! Nice also to have a brand-new mall outside the gate. We walked down for dinner at the Olive Garden and a movie and walked back to the park. You will never know you are near a major city but everything is very close, but yet, so far away! As with all state parks, no sewer, but that allows turnover so everybody gets a turn in this beautiful park.