Date of Stay: April, 2011
We stopped here to break up the return leg home of a ten day circle through the local desert. Yuma area campgrounds mainly exist for Snowbirds and offer little for overnight attempting to find a "nice" park to relax in. Huge parking lots with hookups may satisfy those escaping winters wrath, but offer scant satisfaction to someone just passing through Yuma looking for a nice place to stay for a day or two. Rivers Edge RV Resort just across the Colorado River in Winterhaven, CA, is an excellent alternative. Every street in the park is lined with tall mature trees offering not only shade but also a wonderful scenic setting. Their canopies blend into each other to provide full shade down the rows. You will get some sun (morning or afternoon), though, as the sun swings by during the day. Park streets are perpendicular to a half mile or more of the river. A scenic tree lined walk all along the river offers places to sit down for a relaxing break from the day's drive or just too long sitting around the RV. Dogs not allowed along that walk area. But there is a long dog walking area along the access road up next to the freeway. The central building complex is at the midpoint of the campground along the river. The only dumpsters are located there, so it can be a bit of a walk to get rid of the day's trash. There is a boat ramp down into the river up in that area. We used no recreation, showers, etc with our overnight stay, so can not comment on them. Our Verizon 3G internet service worked fine here. We pulled in around 6 pm and the access road guard shack / check-in guy had us on our way to the site within five minutes. No long drawn out sign-in procedure here. This park borders Interstate 8 so there is some road noise, but midway down a street it was not noticeable inside the rig. Parking areas are gravel with concrete pads to line up with your steps (given the right type of rig). River's Edge would likely be a great place to Snowbird if you didn't mind being a few miles from the services in downtown Yuma. We would likely use this campground again when passing through Yuma late in the day. One Day rate reflects Good Sam discount.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
The Springs at Borrego can only be described as manicured. It is in the middle of a beautiful 9-hole golf course with nearby mountains that glow in the early morning and late afternoon sun. After a rig pulls out a grounds maintenance team will pull up to clean up the area. The full concrete slab is swept clean. Decorative gravel is raked to remove all traces of someone having walked on it. Parking slabs are for all practical purposes level. All roads at the Springs are asphalt paved. The Springs does not offer a large number of entertainment activities. In that sense it is not a full blown "resort" park. It's for those who want peace and quiet without the hustle and bustle of a "busy" park trying hard to keep you entertained. We spent the Christmas / New Years holidays at the Springs and swung through here again for a day on this most recent road trip. The whole desert area surrounding the park is a relaxing place to spend some time.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
Our overnight stay was $22 plus $1 for each dog. It has a nice looking brick pavers at the entry road with nice looking masonry buildings for the administration functions. The actual camping area is more rustic though. It consists of gravel roads with a fair amount of grass areas throughout the campground. We pulled in here for an overnight stay and rather liked the place. It has quite a few tall trees scattered throughout. There is a boat launch ramp down into the Colorado River. At this point the river almost looks like a wide canal with swiftly flowing current. There is water and 30 amp electric but no drains at the sites. The high mineral content of the water makes it less than desirable for drinking. Bottled drinking water is suggested. The sites are not well defined as to where you should park. The hookups are located at the front of the site as you pull in. While we were there a tank truck came around to pump out RV holding tanks. This is I believe a service several times a week for the monthly snowbirds during the winter season. We dumped on the way out, but there was overflow water sitting in the concrete basin surrounding the 4 inch drop inlet at the dump station. This campground is in a quiet location. We would camp here again.