Date of Stay: September, 2016
On a return trip from California we, along with another couple, reserved two nights here so we could spend a day checking out Tucson. We only stayed one night. Here's why. The good: It is well off the interstate so there is no traffic noise, no trains, and no airplanes. We left early the first morning. We called the office and informed them we would not be staying the second night and they were nice enough to not charge us for the second night. The nightly rate was good. The bad: We arrived at 4:00 PM on a Saturday and the office was already closed. We did have a packet on a bulletin board waiting for us. There is no cable as noted in other reviews and we were unable to draw any local channels using our antenna. The spaces were so tight that I'm not sure I could have found a suitable location for my satellite dish had we stayed for the second night. The park was 100% full and the spaces are very close together. We had a pull through site but it was still very difficult to navigate and our slide on one side nearly touched our neighbor's slide. Had to move the picnic table onto our neighbor's site so I could pull in. The entire park is gravel. It was raining and that created a lot of mud. This is a very basic park. We felt that it was more like boon docking except that it did have hookups. It's not convenient to anything. Once again, more like boon docking which I understand that a lot of people like. Our friends had a back-in space and their hookups were at the rear. They had a 36 foot 5'er and needed to go to town to find an extension water hose just to hookup water. Their power cord just barely reached. Their sewer hose would not reach but they decided not to hook it up anyway since we had decided to leave the next morning. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park (40+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: January, 2015
This is one of the best RV parks we have ever stayed at. Until this one, the Blue Water Key RV Resort in Key West was the best but this one was better. The staff was great. When I was setting up our 5'er I noticed some ant beds. I called the office and within two minutes someone from the grounds crew arrived to spray the ant beds, the expansion cracks in the concrete, and any part of our coach that was touching the ground. As a result, we had no problems with ants during our 13-night stay stay. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Spaces are close but reasonable. There is a nearby train (seems like a lot of RV parks are located near train tracks) but I never found it to be a problem at our site. We were in site 400 and were able to utilize it as a pull through because our travel companions had not yet arrived in their RV. The only problem we had with our site is that we had exposure to the sun all day and our awning provided very little relief. That's not the fault of the park but mention it so you can try to pick a site that avoids this problem. Our friends who parked at the other end of the site pad in 401 faced the other direction and had shade all day. So, pay attention to the park map orientation and try to get a site facing away from the sun. Many sites are well shaded. Others are not. There is a nice dog park but management is very lenient and seems to allow you to walk your dog in any of the numerous grassy areas so long as you clean up. We never observed any left behind poop while walking our dogs. Palm Desert is a very clean town and extremely easy to navigate. They do have free WiFi but it is limited to 75 Mb. The paid WiFi was very good on all devices. There are numerous good restaurants and a lot of things to do in the area. We stayed for two weeks and plan to come back next year and stay for two months.
Date of Stay: January, 2015
This is a very nice park and would recommend staying here. I rated it an "8" for two reasons. The WiFi provides a pretty strong signal but is extremely slow all hours of the day as far as I could tell. It was basically useless on my iPhone and iPad. It worked OK on my MacBook Pro sometimes. The other major criticism, which is out of the control of the park, is that the trash pickup by Waste Management is early and very noisy. One pickup is for the dumpsters and another follows for the recycle bins. This happens twice per week. I know from experience that Waste Management sets this pickup schedule and it is out of the control of the park. As mentioned in other reviews, there is a nearby commuter train and if you're outside it is loud but it passes in less than 10 seconds. For whatever reason, I've found that many RV parks are located near train tracks. I guess this train could be a problem if you are a light sleeper but it never bothered me. You could also request a space near the front of the park to reduce the noise but then you are near the busy street the park is located on. This is a very clean and well maintained park. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The spaces are close but real estate is at a premium in California. They were extremely helpful in guiding me into my space. In fact, they parked our friend's 5'er for him. When I booked reservations several months earlier, our friends had a smaller 30 amp travel trailer. They upgraded to a 50 amp RV just before the trip. I called the park two days before our arrival requesting that their site be upgraded to 50 amp. They complied and were still able to locate us side-by-side. The park is very accessible to all areas of Oceanside including a very short walk to the beach. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: January, 2015
Very clean. Some of the nicest restrooms I've used. Extremely friendly staff. WiFi is weak or non-existent except for two locations in the park. They tell you this when you check-in. Plenty space to park a 36 ft. 5'er plus a truck in a pull through. All blacktop or gravel. No grass. This is not unusual for Arizona RV parks. Not loads of room but very nicely spaced. Does not have a real good dog walk but adequate. I often used an undeveloped lot across the street from the dog walk area that is also nice for walking your dog during the day. Would be concerned about critters during the night. Very convenient to Tombstone and even more convenient to Karchner Caverns (only 9 miles away). We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
On a return trip from California we, along with another couple, reserved two nights here so we could spend a day checking out Tucson. We only stayed one night. Here's why. The good: It is well off the interstate so there is no traffic noise, no trains, and no airplanes. We left early the first morning. We called the office and informed them we would not be staying the second night and they were nice enough to not charge us for the second night. The nightly rate was good. The bad: We arrived at 4:00 PM on a Saturday and the office was already closed. We did have a packet on a bulletin board waiting for us. There is no cable as noted in other reviews and we were unable to draw any local channels using our antenna. The spaces were so tight that I'm not sure I could have found a suitable location for my satellite dish had we stayed for the second night. The park was 100% full and the spaces are very close together. We had a pull through site but it was still very difficult to navigate and our slide on one side nearly touched our neighbor's slide. Had to move the picnic table onto our neighbor's site so I could pull in. The entire park is gravel. It was raining and that created a lot of mud. This is a very basic park. We felt that it was more like boon docking except that it did have hookups. It's not convenient to anything. Once again, more like boon docking which I understand that a lot of people like. Our friends had a back-in space and their hookups were at the rear. They had a 36 foot 5'er and needed to go to town to find an extension water hose just to hookup water. Their power cord just barely reached. Their sewer hose would not reach but they decided not to hook it up anyway since we had decided to leave the next morning.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Excellent RV park. Very convenient to downtown Durango especially with one of the trolley stops is right across the road from the park. The trolleys are extremely punctual, running every 20-minutes. Yes, the Durango/Silverton train passes directly through the park several times a day but it's a very brief passing and it's part of the fun. The passengers and RVers wave at each other during each passing. Spacing for some sites is tight but most RV parks are. We joined some friends from California and we had adjacent sites that allowed us to have our front doors face each other. There was a very nice greenbelt for walking dogs. Clean up, of course. The greenbelt and railroad tracks separated the tent section of the park from the RVs. Our only complaint, and we voiced it to the management, is that because our adjoining site was comparatively large, other campers often took the liberty to cut through our site on the way to the office, pool, or bathrooms. We were surprised by this but it was happening so often we asked management if it was acceptable. They said absolutely not and gave us permission to request that the campers don't pass through. We did that a couple of times but had better success in stemming the flow by arranging our tables and vehicles in such a way most campers got the message. This was not the park's fault. Just rude campers. Lots of trees that made satellite reception impossible at our sites but the cable was good. Wi-Fi was acceptable. Slow sometimes but reasonably fast most of the time. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
We stayed three nights with some other RVer's. A nice park that also rents cabins. Appears to have a few full timers. Would have rated this park higher except for two issues. First, it sits right on a state road so there is some traffic noise. There is not a lot of traffic so the noise is not bad but thought it should be mentioned. The main issue we all had was with the park host, who I believe is also the owner. She is very curt and abrasive. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon with reservations but at a time the office is closed. First thing Monday morning, I walked to the office and paid for four nights. The lady that took my payment was very nice. I was in the motor home of one of our friends the next morning when the park host/owner pulled up in a golf cart. She did not get out of the cart but instead signaled me through the windshield of the coach with her index finger to come outside. She immediately told me I needed to get up to the office to pay. I explained to her that my site was the next one over and I had paid the previous day. She then told me to tell the owner of the coach I was in to immediately get down to the office and pay. The person that owned the coach had made the original reservations for all the sites, had stayed at this RV park previously, and had given the office his credit card number when he made the reservations. He simply did not feel there was a rush to go to the office. He did, however, go to the office a few minutes later and was treated just as rudely as I was. Perhaps a bad day for this person but we will not return to the park.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
This was a very nice park. Well maintained and managed. We stayed here for three weeks. The rate reflects a monthly rate. I understand that it is under new ownership and according to other campers who have stayed here previously, there have been significant improvements. I would have rated the park a 10 except that our water was cut off one morning with what I believed to have been inadequate notice to the park customers. There was only an 8" x 10" printed notice to the left of the office door (most campers don't go to the office everyday). I was also told that an announcement was made to those who played bingo the night before. I'm pretty sure that those playing bingo only accounted for a small percentage of the total park population. It was an excellent park except for this one blip. We would stay there again.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Stayed here four years ago in June 2009 (review is still posted). No real complaints then and still have no complaints. In fact, for the first time on this current trip, I can't even complain about lousy Wi-Fi service, which seems to be a common problem in RV parks. I can't speak for the limited other parks in this area but this is a very well maintained and friendly RV park. Will definitely stay here again when we visit Biloxi.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Nice RV park. Clean, well maintained, and very conveniently located. Grand Ole Opry and Gaylord's Opryland Hotel is only about one mile away. Take some time to go see the hotel. Its pretty impressive. Downtown Nashville is only about 15 miles and 15 minutes away. Upon arrival, the staff was efficient and professional, but not particularly friendly (1st reason for not rating a 10). The second reason for not giving a 10, and a common complaint of mine at other RV parks,, is the terrible Wi-Fi service. Weak signal, slow, and occasional disconnect. Yes, they have Wi-Fi, but barely. I would stay here again, because all in all, it's a nice park.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
It's a KOA. Not much different than the others. Very friendly reception. We were in a pull-through site. Barely enough room for our truck but were authorized to park across the road at a tent site if needed. There is train noise in the distance and some traffic noise from the highway but it really isn't bad. There are some permanent residents in the back of the park. Well removed from the main park and frankly, most of the permanents had pretty nice rigs and maintained their areas nicely. We visited with a couple of the residents while walking our dogs and thought they were very nice people. My biggest complaint was the quality of the Wi-Fi. It was intermittent and often slow. We were very close to the office so signal strength should not have been an issue. It's frustrating to me for these RV parks (KOA or others) to advertise the availability of Wi-Fi only to find it lacking either in consistent operation or signal strength. Who wants to always leave their RV to walk to the office, club house, swimming pool, or laundry room to use Wi-Fi? Thank goodness that the 3G and 4G cell networks are so widespread now. All in all, a good 5-day stay. Would stay here again if we return to the area.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Very clean and well maintained park. Easy to find. Park host is extremely friendly. Spaces are easily accessible and level requiring minimal leveling on your part. . Most are pull through. This is an RV park so spaces are close but comfortably spaced with picnic tables. Some have brick fire rings. Excellent large leash free dog park for your pups. Just upgraded its Wi-Fi with multiple antennas so reception was excellent on our iPads but our 4S iPhones would not identify the network due to recently upgrading to new technology for the network. Newer phones are OK and the problem is being corrected as I type this review. A train can be heard in the distance several times a day but we did not find this to be a problem. Don't plan to be back in this area anytime soon but would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This is an excellent RV park. The hostess was very hard working and friendly. All of the sites that I viewed are very accessible even for big rigs. There were numerous large motor coaches and fivers in the park. There are several pull-through sites. The sites are not huge but they are comfortably spaced, with full hook ups and a table. Some leveling of your unit will be required but it's not a problem. We stayed in 14B, which is at the opposite end of the park from the office resulting in the Wi-Fi being weak and often non-existent. There is a strong signal closer to the office. This is why I gave a rating of 9 rather than 10. They hope to soon install more Wi-Fi antennas throughout the park. Bathrooms and showers are very clean. The park hostess offered homemade ice cream two of the three nights we stayed. Excellent signage on the highway to help find the park and the lighted archway entrance can't be missed. There is a fairly steep and winding climb up the road to the park but presents no major challenge. A great park. Would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Very nice KOA. Camping spots are nicely spaced. Lots of trees. It didn't feel as close to downtown San Antonio as it was. Very friendly staff. Clean bathrooms and showers. There is an on site fast food eatery called The Chuck Wagon that serves excellent breakfast taquitos. The only reason I didn't rate the park a 10 was because the WiFi was weak and slow and the cable TV at our site did not work properly.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
What a find! We stayed at this park on an emergency basis when our reservations at Oceanside RV Park in nearby Magnolia Beach were given away without notice to another RV'er that would be staying for more days than we booked. This is an excellent park. We stayed three nights. Had very friendly and helpful management. It's very clean and well maintained. Has numerous pull through sites. Though gravel, the sites are level and adequately spaced. Also has a nice area of grass between sites with a picnic table. Has a very nice pool with spa. It's only a short drive to the beach. The nightly rate includes a $10/day charge for 50 amp service. I assume that 30 amp is less. We would definitely stay here again.