35 Parks near Banning, California
Jul 2016 - $44.00
This was an easy overnight stop, a few miles off I-10 with easy access. Our site was mostly level, and just long enough to not have to unhook our 30 ft travel trailer. They are gravel pull-thru site with some tall trees for shade. I did not use the laundry room or restroom, but they looked adequate. Quiet, nothing within walking distance. Trying to find the office open was hit or miss, but when I did find it open, the women working was very helpful. The WiFI did not work, there was a note on the office door saying they were sorry and working on it, very frustrating! The small pool looked nice, and there is a small grassy pet area. I would stay here again, if they fix the Wifi. - trussman
May 2016 - $40.00
Returned here again, and another good experience. Clean, well-maintained, friendly and helpful staff. While not cheap, it is a reliable and comfortable stop along I-10. Close to I-10, easy on/off, but no traffic noise. Excellent fenced, grassy dog park. Will return again. - SW Rick
Jan 2016 - $50.00
Spent two nights. Nice location at the bottom of San Jacinto SP. Wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Mile or two south of I-10, could not hear the traffic. Quiet, except for the locals racing up Hwy 243. There is a Union Pacific mainline close but train noise was not very noticeable. Friendly staff and clean premises. The roads are paved and our site was gravel. The trees at our site could use some trimming. Small branches caused interference with both slide outs. This is our second time staying at this CG, so I guess we like it! - SD75mac
Feb 2016 - $10.00
Not really a full review after only 24 hours here, in the winter, but the campground is quiet and looks clean and well-maintained and I'd definitely return.
There are some things I wanted to mention because I did not see them elsewhere:
(1) Verizon service is good throughout the whole park.
(2) This park is not really in Banning itself, but 12 miles up the winding mountain road toward Idyllwild. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is not slightly scary to get to.
(3) Dig out your jack pads before you come, because the sites are asphalt (wish I'd planned ahead!)
(4) The sites are laid out in an unusual pattern, with groups of both back-in and pull-thru sites in short "nodes", with lots of grassy spaces between nodes. It strikes me that this is one of the best arrangements I've ever seen for family groups with multiple RVs, or small groups traveling together.
(5) The sewer connections are exactly 3" in diameter and threaded on the outside. I had nothing - including my 4-in-1 slip adapter - which would fit these. I guess you need a rubber seal connector and that's the only thing that works? Just come prepared.
As with Thousand Trails parks, you pick your spot. But when I called the office to give them my site number, they refused to take it over the phone. She said I had to give them that information in person?!
I have no toad and it's a long walk back, so I guess they'll have to live without it. That's been my only negative experience here. - Karen On The Road
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Very clean park with over 800 camping spots, two pools one for children and one for adults, bar, resturant and snack bars at each pool. I dont recommend camping here in August due to the heat. We will be back. - snarlin
Jul 2014 - $10.00
This is a membership park. It's in a great location, a huge campground, plenty of area for walking, lots of trees and grass, plenty of birds if you like to put out feeders, nice sized spaces with good wifi (for a fee). One of our favorite spots when in California. It's steep and winding getting to and from the park, but worth the trouble to get there. - NoPlaceLikeRoam
May 2012 - $0.00
We were on our way west and stopped for fuel at the Morongo Travel Center. We then decided to boondock in their parking lot. The lot is asphalt and relatively level and located at the far back of the casino/hotel. Park perpendicular to the marked parking spaces for an easier level. The experience was much nicer than our previous stays at the casinos in the Indio area, and about 15 degrees cooler for this time of the year. We would have no problem staying here again. The price reflected is actually zero, but of course you don't factor in what's spent at the casino. They also have casino shuttles that occasionally come through the parking lot, but it's not a long walk from the parking lot to the casino and restaurants. - James T
Jan 2012 - $0.00
This is a big parking lot behind the casino. I followed the signs to "RV Parking" and that isn't the overnight parking. The shuttle van drove up as we pulled in and cheerfully guided us to the correct lot. He told us we could stay as long as five nights. There is a dumpster available. There are train tracks in the area, but far enough away that the trains were barely noticeable. When you sign up for a player's card in the casino, each of you gets a card good for $10 in the casino restaurants. This is a very convenient stopover along I-10 just west of Palm Springs. - Denali
Apr 2016 - $40.00
Used this as a dry night rest stop. Internal roads were very poor and not conducive to larger rigs (lots of tight turns and hills). Space was literally just a space with low hanging branches, tight (narrow) space. Pull through requested as it was a simple rest stop. Limited space so had to ask neighbor to move his car so I could make the turn to get out of the space. Space was simple gravel that was worn and mostly dirt. About 3 miles off the frwy but the roads are narrow residential and then rural (narrow and windy) access to the actual facility is not big-rig friendly.
I have a 36ft RV and found it was about as big as you would want for this park. I would not stay here again for the price and lack of facilities and bad roads. - User2967
Feb 2016 - $40.00
We had a pull through site, all gravel, no table even though some other sites had tables. The sites are very close together, no privacy. Many permanent trailers here, some with lots of junk around their sites. If you need to do laundry go elsewhere. The washers and dryers require use of a credit or debit card and one of the dryers did not work but proceeded to charge my credit card four times! I spoke to the office people and also called the service number listed on the dryer. Still waiting to hear back after several calls to them. Will be disputing those charges if don't hear back. The website is very misleading on the condition of the park. The best that can be said is that it is quiet with no highway noise. Oh, and be prepared to pay a $20 deposit for the card key to get in the gate, which you get back when you leave. If you want to leave early in the morning you might want to turn in your key the day before as the office does not open until 9:00 am. - trvlkids
Jan 2015 - $33.00
This seems to be a primarily residential park on a hillside. There is a gate with $20 deposit for the key (bring cash if you want your money back when you leave, they refund checks and plastic by mailing a check back to you). The lower entry part is a flatter open area with half taken up with storage RVs . Our gravel site was a little tight to get in and out of and didn't have a picnic table on the concrete patio as advertised, possibly because we were only staying one night. WiFi was excellent, the best in any park we've stayed in. The staff was friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is semi-rural with newer housing developments close by. It was quiet. Laundry looked okay, we didn't use it, $1.50 each for wash and dry. Pool/spa and clubhouse were small but looked okay. Bathrooms were ancient and uphill from our site. Showers were coin-op and two of four in the ladies' were out of order, and I would not have used. Showering before entering pool area would be awkward. We would not stay here again. - Karengoes
Apr 2016 - $10.00
The office hours are 8:00 to 4:00, so we arrived after hours. We were led to our campsite by the security person, who was very accommodating, but seemed confused where to park us. There are a lot of untrimmed trees, so scraping branches on your rig is likely. The sites are very narrow, and we were unable to put out all of our slides. The one slide that we did put out was approximately 10 inches to the slide next to us. Our neighbor on the other side of us had a torn up tent trailer, which appeared had not moved in years. Tongue of tent trailer was all rusty, and their car was not able to tow. The netting was ripped up and blankets were hanging out the end, so a blue tarp was put up to cover the bedroom area. There was a play pen set up inside of this tent trailer, with 3 little kids running around in diapers, and also 2 dogs, with dog poop not picked up all over. It was obvious that this family lived in this campground year round. We will not return as I do not want to be subjected to seeing this. Thankfully we were only there one night. - Punkybk
Dec 2015 - $10.00
This, at one time was a beautiful park but permanent residents have taken over, and the park looks tired and run down where the RVs are parked. Sites are very close together. Long way to sewer connection which is just pressure inserted, not screwed in. The check-in office, you don't go into. You slid your information and money through an opening. Around the ponds it is quite lovely. The pool and spa look well kept up, few activities, laundry facilities appear quite clean. Website is misleading. Supposed to be a membership club, but freeway sign advertises RV parking $10/night. - LJ Myers
May 2015 - $10.00
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. - Seize the Day RV Adventures
Aug 2014 - $14.00
RPI rate. I have to say this is an interesting RV Park. If RPI had a merit system which RV parks were rated, rather than the available amenities, Oak Glen Resort would be in trouble. It appears the park is having the dollars sucked out of it, and someone is letting it go. The employees are very accommodating, friendly and treat the guest very well. The shower/restroom was clean and looked nice. The individual sites, interior roads are in extremely poor condition. Pot holes, weeds, and just an unkempt appearance throughout the park. Which is split into 2 sections, one for weekend or temporary guest and one for the permanent residents. A sign saying private road end of the resort separates the 2 parks. The Parks web site said it has 182 campsites, which most are in the private residence area, which I have to admit looked like it might be better maintained, which doesn’t say much. The web site also claims it has a restaurant, I didn’t see it or any of the buildings that could hold it didn’t look like a place I would eat at. The park is nestled in a nice mountainous area and they have a tiny village of a restaurant and kiosk, petting zoo, train and some craft stores, nice for the first time but nothing like Julian area, for those who know that area. Overall the employees were very good but I didn’t leave anything there. Wi-Fi is available at $2 per night but I kept getting knocked off and had to re-login. And as an RPI guest which I had to pay an extra $4 service fee? don't understand that. - Zgork
May 2012 - $13.00
The drive up the twisting mountain road may be scary for some people but it indicated that the place would definitely not be in an urban setting. Upon first look, the place looks very shabby. However, our site was level and very long with mountain and valley views. The trees in our area of the campground were small. In the other area the trees were full grown but this was an area for long term campers and looked like a poor mountain community with plywood add-on porches, etc. We enjoyed the calls of neighboring peacocks who came down from the woods in the day. The campground warned of bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes and snakes but we are used to many of these critters as our home is in the desert. There seemed to be several activities for kids including a pool that is open after Memorial Day. Our $13 fee was because we are AOR members. Wi-Fi was $2 a day extra. - oldbroad
Aug 2010 - $13.00
Stayed here for a week we'll never be able to live again. What a dump! Restrooms and showers were filthy with beer cans on the ledges and smashed bugs on the walls. No one cleaned restrooms thoroughly the whole time we stayed. Many permanent residence live in the camp separated from visitor campers by a dry creek. You only met them when they came out at night to visit the camp's fulltime bar: watered down drinks and mystery meat burgers. Employees were new and didn't know too much about the area. Long mountain drive into town and civilization. We definitely will NOT stay here again. - BudNietz
Jan 2016 - $35.00
Diamond Valley RV Park advertises itself as a renovated park. There are tall weeds everywhere and old abandoned trailers.The showers were dirty, management rude and somewhat hostile. Not as advertised. - frosty316
Dec 2014 - $0.00
Two sisters in management office are very rude, disrespectful, and unprofessional in duties concerning proper maintenance of the park. R.V. park has severe problem with theft, vandalism, dog feces on grounds. Busy liquor store just outside of entrance gate and across street from S. J. High School, and also farm animals in yard pens located next door to park; this place is anything but quiet. Old R.V. park with mostly disabled long-term residents in older trailers. Don't waste your time or money staying here. It's not recommended no matter how much cheaper the price might be...horrible experience!
Be smarter than us and go somewhere else. - Mark Yamahammer
Dec 2010 - $35.00
Do not understand high ratings on this park. We were booked in another park, but arrived in the area early and decided to try a different park. We had googled Diamond Valley and the computer optics along with the ratings on this site were appealing. After driving 400 miles that day, we arrived with intentions to stay. This park is a typical run down "forties" vintage operation. Most of the units are old, there is detritus everywhere seeming left over the years. There was a small sign designating the admin area, but no one around. In my opinion, this park is everyone's worst nightmare at the end of a long day. Their RV website is misleading and should be disregarded. It is also located in a poorer area of San Jacinto, which is a depressed area to boot. Keep traveling if you are bound for this place. - flugelboneman
Aug 2016 - $44.00
This gem of a park is right in our neighborhood. We chose it as a close destination for our first "shake down" in our new motorhome. For an urban park, it has the appearance of a remote country location. Only sites closer to the entrance experiencing traffic noise remind you of the urban setting. It has lots of fully grown trees, acres of grass and large sites to enjoy. Day use area provides water park activities which is popular on weekends. Some sites are designed for multiple family gatherings. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay here. - Roger H.
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Really liked this campground. It is convenient and not far off I-10. We stayed 4 days and it was great. Our campsite was level and we had no issues with our Internet (Verizon Jetpack) and DirecTV. It was a nice, quiet, well maintained campground with full hookups and 50 amp service. A little pricey but a nice stop in the middle of the summer. We will return in our 40' RV. - rwarner22
May 2016 - $35.00
We stayed here in February for the first time. Space #13. The staff was very friendly, check in was easy and smooth. The Rangers leave at 6pm, but they give you a gate key for after hours access. We were about midway between the front of the park and the back. A little bit of road noise, but not too bad. Site was a single, level pull through. I say single as they have many sites that accommodate up to 3 RV's at a time, one right behind the other. Mainly for groups I think. Lots of trees in the older part of the CG up front, but not so much in the newer part of the campground in the rear. The magnificent views of the mountains in the back part of the CG makes up for the lack of shade. The park is bordered by private homes and a middle school. We did not hear a lot of noise from the school while we were there. The lakes looked really good, 2 fishing and one for swimming. The swimming lake was closed for the winter, but we will be back with the grandkids on the labor day weekend so that they can enjoy it. Sand beaches and a couple of nice looking waterslides. - tspin818
May 2015 - $14.00
While this RV Park is off of the freeways 215 & 10 with concrete driveways, it is on a railway line and the trains come through quite often. So it is somewhat noisy which is why we kept our windows closed at night and if too warn run the A/C. The sites are back-in and most have concrete pads and (worn) picnic tables. No fire pits and no cable TV so if you want satellite pick a spot clear of the trees. The other sites are sand/dirt. They have 3 small lakes for walking around and for fishing. For amenities they have a pool & spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, a cafe and game room for TV, reading, pool, and group parties. We would stay again as it is one of our membership parks, but we would not stay for an extended period. - Michael Kibler
Mar 2013 - $14.00
This is a private membership park. The rate cited is a Coast-to-Coast member rate. Our site was a fairly level cement pad, with a good-size gravel area next to it for parking the toad and placing the picnic table we snagged from another site. The pad was not long enough for our 41' rig, so we stuck out in the road a couple feet, but that didn't present a traffic problem. The interior roads are plenty wide for navigating a big rig. The trees can present a problem for a rooftop satellite dish on many sites, but there was plenty of room to set up a tripod-mounted dish and miss the trees. The site we were put in was almost on the road. Across the road were the busiest train tracks I have ever seen (or heard). It wasn't unusual for four trains an hour to go by. Fortunately, they blew their horns quite a way down the tracks from the park, but folks who are sensitive to train noise would not be happy. We were not able to get a site in an area further from the tracks, but that could be due to the fact that it was Easter weekend and park members had the park almost full. Very good Verizon 4G data service (18 Mbps) sometimes, 3G service others. Nice big laundry with newer machines. The bath/shower rooms that were in the laundry building were outstanding. Each shower was a private individual room, with a bench and dry place to dress. Park Wi-Fi was not available at our site. We will stop there again when going through the area. - Denali
Apr 2012 - $17.00
Nice park, have stayed here several times. People in the office and store are great! The lady in the store went out of her way to be helpful and gave me a free cup of coffee. They keep the grounds clean and didn't gripe about my poodles (of course i picked up after them). Great place for kids; they make you feel at home. The kids can have a safe fishing experience. Close to the Redlands for shopping, about 30 Miles from Palm Springs. I paid a little extra to be up away from the noise of the trains; worth it. Sales lady is VERY nice and not pushy at all! Located in a beautiful area of horse ranches and orange groves. Will return again. - MBlover99