35 Parks near Banning, California
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We've stayed here before. It is located adjacent to a high school, on Friday nights you may experience football games. But it was not objectionable. When I called for the reservation, I was given space 70. Upon arrival (after the office was closed) we were switched to site 73. Arrived at site 73 to find it previously assigned to another RV. To solve this issue, we pulled into the best suited open site for us. I'm sure we took someone's assigned site. This location was quiet and a very few children running around. Utilities were acceptable, didn't try the pool, cable or WiFi. Our site didn't have large trees but most sites do. The sites are packed gravel and somewhat level. The streets are asphalt. The grounds were neat and tidy. The are was windy but not that bad. Just windy to not extend awnings.
We did enjoy sitting out in the evening and watching the wonderful sunsets and sunrises.
For a pull thru, the site was just long enough for a 30' TT. Had to park sideways and barely made it.
Overall, it was quiet and will return again. - SD75mac
Oct 2016 - $45.00
TRAINS, TRAINS and more TRAINS!!! OMG up all night because they blow their horns all through town, there was a freight train every hour on the hour, don't stay here if you want sleep and have your window open.
The dog park are is ok and large. I made reservations about 3 weeks in advance online, when we arrived the owner said the space she had put us in would not be long enough to stay hooked up with our tow......I had specified this when making the reservation. She moved us to an area by the storage and said we could "hang out" a bit.....so be aware that if you have a 32'+ RV w/tow it's a bit tight to fit in their pull thru's without unhooking. Glad we didn't get there after hours...don't know what we would have done. The grounds do have grass, some areas need to get "finished" with construction. The full timers are fairly clean, but glad we weren't staying a longer than a night. - loves to camp w/dogs
Oct 2016 - $49.00
Other than evening walks around the campground we were either playing cards in the RV or visiting Oak Glen. The only negative was the air conditioning was not working in the game room. Over all it was a nice campground. - Tom91739
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
Oct 2016 - $43.00
This was a very sad RV park with nearly all of the occupants also residents. The place where they put us an 'overnighter' was between 2 broken down motorhomes. One had trash, flat tires and a rusted out car and some other vehicle under a torn tarp; the other side we had a very worn trailer with 3 motorcycles, a few rusted vehicles and clutter all around. The place simply did not feel safe. We had planned to stay 3 nights but left after just one. They were very good about refunding our money. There were a lot of down and outters, tattoos, smoking, obvious drug users, etc. hanging around in the park. Other places in the park were well-maintained but we weren't put there. It was full. There was a gate key given to us to use so they are aware of security. It's just a bad area all around there. I understand there is new management trying to improve the park. We will never stay there again. - toccata
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
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
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Found this park online on another website. Reviews were not flattering. This park is undergoing some improvements and the staff is hard working and personable. It is a good park with easy access. There is no Wi-Fi and cell customers for Verizon and Sprint will be disappointed. T-Mobile worked great. The permanent residents are in another section of the park. The park is very laid back. There is a bar/restaurant on site open to the public and families. Will do this again. - PCH Warrior
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
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Old facilities unkempt, roaches are an epidemic, homeless on property, management not available after 5pm and weekends, gate code same for all (including previous evicted tenants), tenants are hard working and quiet (scared and continually threatened by management). Most sites had problems with hook up boxes, not all working. Old abandoned trailers and Park models. Stay at another park. - D Mummy
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
Feb 2017 - $40.00
The park and campsite were very nice. Our site was nice and long and allowed us to park our 4Runner in front of our A frame. There are three small artificial lakes where people can fish, and families can play in warmer weather. There were lots of water fowl and other birds to watch. At night the coyotes put on quite a song-fest. Many of the surrounding mountains were snow-capped during our February stay. All in all a lovely spot.
We arrived on a Thursday night. On Friday, place filled up with people who fished and families. This is near many urban areas, so the place got busy even in February. I suspect it is packed in summer. The major downside was the bathroom/shower facilities. The one next to our site did not have electricity during our stay, hence no light at night and no hot water. We were directed to another facility which had hot water, but was far from clean and really worn out. It's too bad that an otherwise lovely spot should be marred by the shoddy bathrooms and shower maintenance and cleaning. - Walter48
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Stayed in space 30. Our first visit. The good: easy to back into; great mountain views; neighbors not too close (large grass areas between sites); quiet (no school noise); dark at night (no school lights); close to restrooms/showers (did not use showers); Verizon & sat TV worked well; trash cans nearby. The bad: no fire pit; sprinklers every night sprayed truck & left puddles; evening gnats; gophers & holes. The ugly: space 30 appears on the map to be closest to a footbridge to the lakes/community park, but the bridge actually goes to a long slope that would be dangerous to cross. Instead, you walk a good distance on a trail to an access point. Due to a poorly marked/maintained official entrance to that trail south of space 30, the RV park users constantly walked and biked through space 30 - the staff had placed two old broken wooden barricades across the back of the space (to keep people out?) but no one paid attention to them. A friendly couple, who camp here often, warned us it was much worse on weekends, holidays and summertime (we were there Mon-Thu). We also want to note the previous campers appeared to enjoy cigarettes, beer, wine and toothpicks in plastic wrappers and not cleaning up after themselves. Bottom line: We enjoyed our stay and will return, but get a different site in the same section. - mccougar
Aug 2016 - $41.00
We had a lovely stay at this Yucaipa Regional Park. There are two sections for RV's. Section one is heavily treed, but the trade off is the site backs up to a rather busy street, so I would suspect noise could be an issue. We stayed in the other section and while trees were sparse, the view of the desert mountains was very pretty. Sites are asphalt and #23 required very little leveling. Full hook ups were well spaced and in good working order. Each site has an uncovered concrete patio with a large picnic table and Bar-b-q pit. We dusted for ants, but they were not bad. During the week, we almost had the park to ourselves, but by Friday evening every site was taken. However, the sites are so generously spaced that we never felt overrun and everyone was considerate and noise was not a problem. The grounds, hiking/walking trails, roads, and outbuildings were well maintained and landscaped nicely. We would definitely stay here again. - the Fishers
Sep 2016 - $4.00
Three big lakes for fishing (if you have a CA license); lots of full time residents; they also have room for tenters; FHU with good electrical voltage and water quality; no cable but Wifi reception was good. They have a HUGE dog park (used to be a baseball park, which is how it is still marked on their map). Nice playground, pool, hot tub. They have rec area (but pay pool tables), laundry room. They have a little café where they cook b'fast and lunch. There are nice walking trails behind the campground. - Kerch Family
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