Date of Stay: May, 2015
We stayed At Cherry Valley Lakes in Beaumont, CA using our RPI Gold membership. I was happy to find a campground site on a holiday weekend. I liked the friendly people, nice yard decorations, great kitchen, clubhouse comfortable, escorted to site, full hookups for $10 dollars a night. The cons of the campground are tight sites, unlevel sites, freeway noise. Its camping on a slope. The staff was wonderful. I have no real complaints for $10 dollars a night on a holiday weekend. The fried chicken & cheeseburger meals are terrific for the price. If you attend the ice cream social be prepared for big portions of tasty banana splits, sundaes and floats. The comfortable atmosphere is a breathe of fresh air. I didn't feel like a nameless stranger here after attending a dinner in the clubhouse. My lesson learned here is get out and talk to people.
Date of Stay: December, 2014
The staff & camper are friendly. The place is clean. The shuttle bus is a gem. The shuttle goes to the casino, hotel and a bus stop. When it wasn?t raining the dog park was a great place for conversation. I'm very happy with this RV park. We hope to come back here again using our Passport America membership.
Date of Stay: November, 2014
The staff & campers are friendly. The sites are tight and some are filled with burrs. (watch out doggies) On Saturday, we spent most of the day at Joshua Tree National Park. This campground is a good base camp for exploring the area. The freeway is close to the campground. Also, I heard a train going by during the day & at night. Watch for wind alerts when driving to Palm Springs. I enjoyed so many things about this resort. I like talking with the staff and other campers.I had a good laugh seeing a public pay phone in the pool area. I enjoyed walking the perimeter of the park. Swimming in the pool & hanging out in the spa with the friendly campers. Its very calming to look at all the palm trees in the park. Overall, I would like to come back here and city campground.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
The sites are tight, level and clean. This is our first parking lot campground. We usually like a more natural setting and cheaper campgrounds but we were both raised in southern California so we enjoy some beach time once in a while. I’m glad we came. The beach is beautiful here. The location is good for exploring Coronado, Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo Monument and birding at the Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. This is our first California State Beach in our motorhome. I’m very happy with the staff and fellow campers here. Campers brought their own campfire pits so I saw several different campfire pits in the campgrounds. I would come back if we had a site on the ocean or if we came with a group of people.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
This campground is small but sweet. The lake access sites are great for smaller rigs. The level sites for big rigs are on the top of the campground. The views of the lake are terrific here. If you have a kayaks bring it. We had a good time with my sister’s kayak. The staff keep the campground clean. I saw fishing boats, water skiing boats & kayaks on the lake. The birding was good. We had a nice time with our friends camping at Canyon Lake. If we're invited back I would love to camp here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We had a good time at this Thousand Trails preserve. The staff and campers were friendly. On Saturday morning we drove to seaport village and had a nice lunch at Pier Cafe. The campground is great for early morning or early evening walking (level walking areas). Dutch Oven cooking is welcome so we cooked a pumpkin cake. The electricity went out for a few hours on Saturday afternoon. Its wasn't too hot outside so we sat outside enjoying the birds. There are many campsites for our 33' rig. The streets are good for us to move around in and we found a level site with trees behind us for good birding. We will be back to this park.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
If driving North on 79 beware of the sharp turn leading into the park. The campground is divided up into two sections, Area A and Area B. Area A has the pool, clubhouse, no sewer, store nearby. Area B has the mini golf, horse area & laundry area nearby. The camp has very few 50 amp campsites and those were filled. The roads in the park are narrow so moving our 33 ft motorhome around wasn't easy. We finally found a nice spot with 30 amp power near the pool. I was surprised how level the dirt pad was. I saw several pads that would be nice for a Class B or a tent. If understaffed the activities are canceled. I was looking forward to a staff lead nature walk but there wasn't enough staff to lead the walk. I was given a map and lots of friendly help finding a trail. The trail was not marked well and filled with red fire ants but had some good views of the area. The staff is friendly and accessible to the campers. Would I come back here? Its tough for me to be without Wi-Fi and my cell phone. The rural atmosphere and friendly staff make it very tempting to come back here. Yes, I would come back here.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
This is a membership park for Thousand Trails; the nightly rate is for members. If you enjoy bird watching the park is filled with birds. We added two new birds to our life list. The amenities we liked are a cafe, store, nature walking areas, staff lead activities. There are a few 50 amp places but some are difficult to get into. We have a 33 ft motorhome. If you have 30 amps there are several private places to camp. Just keep driving up the hill towards the pool area. The road to the preserve is a steep mountain road. We got up it and are glad we camped at the preserve. The staff and campers were friendly. We enjoyed our time here and are coming back.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
It’s a quiet park with pool, jacuzzi, beautiful lakes, tennis courts, golf, clubhouse, animal friendly, exercise places, birds and friendly RVers. Also, one camper walked his cat. :) I got a great feeling here. There are places to rent & places to buy at this resort. 5th wheel & Class A only. Restrictions on the age of RV is the 10 year rule and length of RV is 30 feet or over. These rules are enforced. If you’re visiting the area, renting a spot can be done on the web site at the top of the page. There is a guard at the gate letting people in. Monthly rent is around $700 or $495 plus electric. I would love to buy or rent here one day. I added one bird to my life list in a few minutes of being there. Many sites have outdoor BBQs, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, outdoor TVs, tables, all kind of outdoor living amenities. I love it!