2 Parks near Banning, California
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
Oct 2015 - $50.00
Nice pullthru, good utilities. Were able to park with toad attached. Site was level. Some shade from trees. Good amenities, including enclosed grass dog area. Good overnight stop, easy on/off from I-10 but far enough away to not have traffic noise. While a little pricey, everything was in good order and worked well, worth it after a long day's trip. We will stay here again. - SW Rick
Aug 2015 - $50.00
We enjoyed staying the night and using the pool due to the heat. Nothing to write home about but clean and friendly. Dogs loved it. - Spantz
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