43 Parks near Cabazon, California
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
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
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
Jun 2013 - $20.00
My rate was $20 plus a $7 reservation fee. This was a nice cool place to camp out of the heat of the valley below. I wish I could spend more time up here. Do not expect level sites like you would find in an RV park. Many of these sites are designed for tents, but you can get an RV in there. There are two buildings with showers, one at the very front of the campground (near the day use parking lot), and one near the middle of the campground. My campsite was at the very back of the campground, and at my site Verizon service was poor, so your mileage may vary. I would stay here again. - Rick Scholz
Mar 2013 - $10.00
Rate reflects Passport America. Most of campground was closed when I was there. I was in a paved level site near the entrance of the campground. I walked campground and some sites towards the end turnaround loop also looked suitable for smaller RVs (I have 25' C). Good Verizon signal. Walking distance to town and restaurants. Mixed forest with pine trees in campground, very pretty. Friendly helpful campground host. - tpild
Sep 2010 - $20.00
My family and our three dogs stayed here over Labor Day weekend. It was our first trip to Idyllwild. The people who work in the park are exceptional. They are always friendly and willing to give you free maps and information for your stay. The showers were $0.50 for three minutes, not a bad deal, just remember to bring quarters because I don't believe there is a change machine onsite. You may be able to get change at the check-in kiosk, but I'm not sure. This campground is a short walk from the markets, restaurants, and shops of the town of Idyllwild. Sites were spacious and guests were quiet. We stayed in Site 6, a pull-through near the front of the park. We heard coyotes howling two nights of our trip, it was VERY COOL. The nature center, a short hike or drive away, allows you free entrance if you are staying in the park. Our family and our dogs loved it. We can't wait to go back when the snow comes. - CR Francis
Idyllwild, California (map) | (951) 659-2607
Sites: 33 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 3 Reviews
Apr 2014 - $20.00
Great little state park within walking distance of a cute mountain village. Clean facilities and super clean sites! - Les Walker
Aug 2011 - $12.00
I agree with with nearly all said by previous July 2011 reviewer. There are 33 sites including 1 hike/bike site and 1 accessible site #3 which is the only pull through site and the only site currently with 30 amp service and water but no sewer. Stayed 7 nights Sunday to Sunday. Best time is Sunday through Thursday as park is empty. Friday and Saturday is completely full and a bit of a madhouse. State Park staff and campground volunteer host are very friendly and attentive to the park. Ranger makes nightly drive/walk through entire park looking for troublemakers. Restrooms and showers are cleaned 2-3 times each day. Trailer limit is 24 feet. There is a small nature trail surrounding the park. - User1132
Jul 2011 - $25.00
This state park also has another campground, Stone Creek with 46 campsites. Idyllwild Campground is in a forest next to the town; Stone Creek is 6 miles north surrounded by manzanita bushes. Out of 30 sites at Idyllwild Campground, 9 are tent only and the rest are tent & RV, 2 pull throughs. Water and sewer hook ups are available in a few sites such as site 26 where we stayed. Almost immaculate restrooms and showers. Activities within 2 miles include antiquing, restaurant/bar hopping, nature viewing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing at Strawberry Creek and campfire programs on Saturday evenings in the summer. The staff are serious about enforcing noise and 8 person per site rules. The only drawback was Camp Maranatha next door which had some raucous activities. - TARDISRV
Mar 2013 - $17.00
What a gem in a beautiful part of California. The wind can be bothersome and gusty. However we had more days with no wind or a slight breeze than windy days. We spent 5 months at this park and the rate is the average cost including electric and propane. The only problem I saw was not enough washer and dryers at the park. However this never caused me personally a problem. Park is run by a great group of workers who make sure it is clean and quiet. The average grocery store or gas station is less than 5 to 10 minutes from the park. There are so many great places to eat (local places) in Palm Springs which is 15 to 20 minutes away. This area has all the big box stores and chain restaurants anyone can think of. I enjoyed my lot that faced north where I could enjoy 70 to 80 degree days and look at snow covered mountain peaks. Joshua Tree National Park is 30 to 45 minutes away depending on which entrance you use. - illini777
Feb 2012 - $25.00
Nightly rate based on our monthly rate. We are still here and can't wait for our monthly rental to end. This Park is clean but only has 4 washers for the entire park, due to sewer limitations. It is amid all the windmills so is very windy and I mean verrry windy. The pictures on their website are all taken to avoid any indication of the windmills. Also, it is very far from town. We are always heading to town for groceries, etc. Nothing to do out here near the park. Can't wait to leave! - surefoot
Feb 2011 - $30.00
This is a very nice park and we especially liked the size of the lots. The pools are nice and they have pickle ball, tennis courts and a putting green. The residents are friendly and the office staff friendly and helpful. They could use more activities for the residents because this is a destination park and people spend a few months at a time here. We highly recommend the fantastic Saturday morning breakfast for only $5.00. Very close to downtown Palm Springs and easy access to freeway for more extensive shopping. The wind is wild but they can't be held responsible; first clue are the hundreds of wind turbines just across the street. Verizon works well as does Bell ExpressVu. We will return when in the area. - Carly
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