Borrego Springs, California

Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch

Borrego Springs, California



Borrego Springs, California
Phone: (760) 767-4526

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $25 11/2014

Latitude: 33.1400127477619
Longitude: -116.135101318359

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

12 Reviews

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RaySc

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

+ 8 This is one of the best RV parks extant: small, family owned and operated, friendly, clean, constantly maintained, with restrooms and laundry that sparkle. Sites are dirt, but level front to rear and side to side; the park is quiet, with lots of trees and privacy hedges; and the price - $25 - is exceptional

- 2 Elec is marginal [voltmeter at edge of red with space heater and hott rodd on], no cable, free wi-fi is erratic, cell phone works only at the office.

We will always stay here on our trips to the desert.

Note that Leapin' Lizard is in Ocotillo Wells, not Borrego Springs, which is 20 miles away. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Borrego Springs is a small, nondescript town, but the large number of metal sculptures of prehistoric animals and desert wildlife by Ricardo Breceda are worth seeing if you are in the area.

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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mcbridemurphy

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park, the shade around each site, the friendly staff especially the owner who helped us back in to the site, and the immaculate restroom facilities. The sites were generous in size, level and well-kept. The only drawback is the extremely limited communication through cell phone and Internet. Limited browsing does not include use of Facebook. I know this is not important for many people but we are full-time travelers and want to keep connected with friends and family. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

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JonesAussies

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed this campground even though it was in the middle of the desert and ATVing is the popular activity. It was quiet while we were there, but according to their rules it would be even when they have a lot of ATVers. ATVers must use a back gate and push the vehicle out do the park or in to avoid stirring up dust. The sites are surrounded with some kind of tree/bush which provided shade for a good portion of the day. This campground was immaculate! They sweep and rack the sites each day and also the dog park, which they also roll pack. The shower house/bathroom was spotless and I observed them multiple times each day, checking it out. The laundry room was also extremely clean. The owners and workkampers were so friendly and helpful. The owners are building a pool and hot tub which is going to be beautiful when finished later this year. I would definitely stay here when in the area. Again, ATVing is the thing to do in this area, so it could be dusty (more than normal) in the area, but not inside this campground. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.

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M Evans

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is based on monthly rate. This park is just wonderful. Rural, but not completely isolated. The Leaping Lizard's owners and staff are not only helpful and incredibly friendly, but will work out excursions for you, give you info on Anza Borrego SP, and the area surrounding the RV Park. LL owns about 135 acres, that is our backyard view from the RV, and a fine place to take the dogs for a big run. There is a trough for the horse which the dogs (2 golden retrievers) can jump in and cool off! We are about 20 minutes from Borrego Springs and 40 minutes from Brawley, which has all the big box stores if you need a big "shop." We arrived after dark, and the owners and two staff showed up with flashlights to help us back into our primo spot (#18). The bathrooms and showers are immaculate. I am serious! This is the first RV Park Review I've done and I'm inspired to do so since this is such a perfect place for us. If you like big-in-town luxury parks, this is probably not for you, but we were mightily amazed even to find every one of the 60-some sites raked and surrounded by tamarix for ultimate privacy. WiFi is fine, but we don't have cell coverage. You can walk a block to get three bars. There is a store for emergency goods a half mile away. They are building a pool that should be open next year. Come visit! We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

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John Bee

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for two weeks (nightly rate reflects a weekly price). Really friendly welcome by staff. Site easy to back into and level up the rig; hook-ups conveniently placed. Site had shade trees all round so felt really private, not like on display as with most campsites. Wished we had found this site earlier. Down side (if this is important to you), site is miles from anywhere in the middle of the desert; fortunately, it was just what we were looking for. Plenty of things to see and do in the desert if that appeals to you. Excellent facility for dog; it is kept really clean as was the whole site. Addition of pool and hot tub in progress, so it will be really good once this addition is completed. We would return again and certainly recommend it; well worth it, good value for money. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.

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SeaLandSkyPhoto

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rustic campground set on sandy ground with plenty of privacy trees; trees formed almost a complete view block on 3 sides of our site. Very quiet and peaceful with plenty of room to sit out, 8 to 10 ft wide on patio side of rig. All sites are back-in, but staff directs you into your spot and does a good job of it. We pretty much maxed out the site with a 37 foot class A; ladder in back just clear of trees and nose of coach protruding slightly into access road. Unhook any toad before entering campground. Electric OK, enough to run both A/C units. Water pressure low at 25 psi. Sewer run is slightly uphill. WiFi is very limited HughesNet. Basically e-mail and light web browsing. Limited to 6 hours a day and very slow. Clock runs as long as you have a wireless connection to the WAP, so make sure to turn off your wireless radio when not using it. No cell service except within 10 feet of the office. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

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RaySc

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

+9 Smooth, dirt back-in; tamarisk trees on both sides provide good privacy. The camp hosts are friendly and helpful, and the park is very well kept, especially the restrooms. The current owners have owned the park for 16 years, and their pride of ownership shows. Very pleasant walk “out back” on desert property almost to the dirt airstrip which the owner uses to land his plane! -1 Downside: needed leveling blocks in front, and some may object to having to walk a short distance to the office for cell phone service. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

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Rick Lechner

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent RV park. Extremely friendly. Clean showers & laundry room. Rate is for good Sam. Actually located in Ocotilla Wells. Will stay here again. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

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Red Wolf Deux

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A great park with lots to do in the area, especially if you like to hike and/or geocache. Remember to take your shower shoe with you, since the floor "mats" are a bit much for my old tender feet. That aside, the staff, hosts and guests are all very friendly. If you like unusual aircraft, you'll enjoy the "Ospreys" making VTOL's at the local "airport". The town shuts down pretty much during the week, but comes alive with man off-roaders on the weekends, due to the OHV park nearby. We'll return here for sure, if we come back to the area. Be sure to check out Font's Point for amazing views of the desert and the badlands. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

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mdjr

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice sites although a 40+ would have some difficulty getting into most of the sites. All gravel interior but well maintained. Washrooms completely redone and are beautiful. They were in the process of putting in a pool when we were there - still several months away from completion. It was quite a ways from anywhere but a very nice getaway park, we would stay there again. The above rate reflects Good Sam. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

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TeamElk-Rib

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park. Has wide sites that are secluded from the surrounding sites. Friendly staff. We would stay here again. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

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susy1313

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with some shade in the desert! Fairly large sites with trees between. Swimming pool and spa are in progress with expected completion 2010. This park is closed June - End of Sept. Very close to the Ocotillo off road area and 15 or so miles from Anza-Borrego state park. About 30 miles from Salton Sea. Laundry area with reasonable rates and very clean. Park owners and staff very friendly and helpful. New Wi-Fi system put in while I was there and it works well. Much better than nearby RV parks, which look like wild west towns. Has a dog fenced area. The bad: could not get cellphone reception on ATT, Verizon, or Sprint. We camped at Leapin' Lizard RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.

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