14 Parks near Desert Hot Springs, California
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Without discount it's a bit high but, hey, welcome to California. Nice pool/spa area, 9 hole golf course, pickleball courts, dog run, big clubhouse, lots of activities for the 55+ crowd. Interior roads are horribly narrow, not bigger rig friendly. - rvrrat520
Apr 2016 - $28.00
A nice facility, with plenty to do. Sites are spacious. All sites are gravel, but have a concrete patio. The mineral water pool and hot tubs are a huge positive. All are between 90 and 104 degrees. The laundry is a huge negative. Machines take a card which cost $5 plus whatever is put on it. All refills are in $5 increments, with no refunds. WiFi is good. Cable is poor....you need a TimeWarner box to get most channels. - ta96silver
Apr 2016 - $27.00
The main attraction to this park is the superb hot springs fed pool complex. Excellent. Older park with majority of permanent casistas. Numerous ones showing their age as are most residents. Very nice Chapel services dyring peak season. Not a family or kid friendly park. RV sites are sand, not very level but adequate. Site 293 is larger than most but not at all level. You have to back over high curbs on most RV sites. No shower/ restrooms except in pool area, which have been remodeled and are kept very clean. Deck area around water complex needs refurbished. Must wear shoes due to small stones. Close to Palm Springs attractions and shopping. Discount was good. Would not pay high monthly or annual rate. - venice
Apr 2016 - $15.00
Most people have already left for the season. We were allowed to find any spot that we wanted. Sandy level lots with concrete patios. Nice landscaping with hedges separating the sites. The pump for the pools and spas failed while we were there, so we were allowed to use the pools at their sister property and they were nicer ones than at Catalina. We also found out that Catalina Spa is in the process of being sold and new owners are taken over. DO NOT PAY FOR THEIR INTERNET. It is the worse I have ever used - well not used since connections dropped constantly. - akeller156
Feb 2016 - $15.00
First time to stay in this area. We were met at the gate by a very friendly staff member who told us to find the site of our choice then register at the office and let them know our choice. Very nice campground, sites are nice and level and a decent amount of room at each site. Campground also has organized lunches and dinners. Nice touch if you don't want to cook. - Dedra C
Jan 2016 - $15.00
We love this park and all the happy people that work and play there. But the park is looking old and needs a facelift, paint job, concrete pad makeovers and pool area clean up.
Lots of activities. - John WD Smith
Dec 2013 - $14.00
The $14 daily rate is based on the monthly rate we paid. This RV park is an older park with limited spaces for travelers. It is excellently managed by the on-site managers, who work tirelessly to keep the grounds and facilities immaculate. We particularly enjoyed the hot spring fed hot tubs and the pool, the water is crystal clear, cleaner than anything we have ever seen. There is a strong sense of community in this park but you don't feel pressured to take part if you want your privacy. There are also planned events if you wish to take part, and the social committee issues a regular newsletter to everyone on site. It is securely gated and never once did we feel unsafe. We stayed here for 5 weeks in a quiet site away from Corkill Road and we plan to return to this park for sure. - User3357
Dec 2013 - $30.00
Staff was extremely friendly, and pool and bathrooms although old were clean..No place to park out of the way while attempting to register without blocking a full time mobile home owners driveway. One resident had us move twice even before getting to the office 20 feet away. Then the full time mobile home neighbor close to the only site available for a week started griping and giving us crusty looks before we were even able to back into our site. We smiled and waved and told him we would be out of his way momentarily...he grumbled and drove off. It seemed those residents are not happy with RV's pulling in and out which appears to be a more recent choice of the new ownership. The park is old with too many resident cars that look like they haven't budged in months (all flat tires). Roads are really too tight for 40ft class A... narrow with way too many obstacles waiting around some hidden corner. Bars on windows in the whole neighborhood outside of the park, including the park office was our first head's up that we might want to stay elsewhere. After attempting to get the rig around the corner and dealing with the not friendly neighbors we informed the office we would not be staying. - GOERV
Oct 2013 - $40.00
This is hard to rate because services are fine. The main thing to know is this is not an RV park, but an older mobile home park where they put RVs on unoccupied mobile home sites. This provides pretty roomy decomposed gravel spaces. The office is only open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 10-2 in the off season. When we arrived Tuesday we were met at the locked gate and directed to the assigned spot and told come to the office the next day. Manager was very nice the next day, but we had to wait a day to get the Wi-Fi code, which works well. It is an okay place to hang out and about a 20 minute drive to Palm Springs across the freeway, where you will want to go for restaurants and amenities. The mineral pool and three mineral spas are very nice. - Dayle Tedrow
Apr 2016 - $17.00
Price was excellent for what is offered. The only pool is good, thermal pools excellent. Park very well maintained for its age. Mini golf is toughest ever encountered and in need of renovation. Only one bath house for 300+ sites. Only 2 toilets in men's room. 2 pool tables are in fair condition. Park shuts down end of April so while we were staying there we no activities. This park is geared for seasonal seniors. Not really family or kid friendly. Staff excellent. Sites mostly level and larger than most, and many are 50 amp. No picnic tables. No store. Only a soda machine. No run down units on premises. - venice
Mar 2016 - $18.00
We have stayed there 3 times this winter and it is a wonderful park, everything is very clean and well kept. Most of the staff are work campers and all we have dealt with are very friendly. The nightly fee through RPI is $15.00 per night plus a $3.00 per night resort fee. - mgalex
Mar 2016 - $22.00
Old park, good for an overnighter, not a stay.
Dirt lots, no patios. Low-class. Lots of coming and going, noisy, no peace.
Inadequate amount of showers and washing machines for the amount of sites. Showers in disrepair, backing up.
Was it not for the discount off the regular rate, it would have been a total rip-off. So with the discount we only paid around $22 which is all the place was worth.
Some very friendly staff, some not so much.
No free wi-fi (seriously????) - RobertIsMyName
Sep 2012 - $71.00
They raise the rent to help upgrade the park but have yet to see any upgrades. Wi-Fi was available when we first got there but now there is no Wi-Fi. Water goes off randomly anywhere from minutes to a day or more. Electric is outrageous as you pay more for park fees than the actual electric usage. They do have a wonderful pool and mineral spa. It works for a night or so, after that the problems will be plentiful. They do have a dog park but mine ended up with kennel cough as the area is not cleaned up. - User2618
Feb 2012 - $50.00
The worst we have seen, especially for the money and, cash only. Very old, small and tight. Our 40' hung over onto the very poor pavement. Very tight spaces and if host hadn't helped, we would not have been able to get into our space. The website claims they have cable TV, but they don't. Redeeming factor is their Wi-Fi, it is the best we have seen in past few months. Mostly permanent or very long term tenants. Didn't know they had a spa or pool until after we left, and happened to see that on their website. Won't be back, especially due to the price. - RDA
Jan 2012 - $50.00
This park is a work in progress since the management is fairly new and the park needed a lot of improvement. We came to this park in Sept. 2011 due to my husband having temporary employment in the area. We fell in love with it quickly. The management is great, the natural hot springs pool and spa are at the right temperature to be enjoyed at any time of the day or evening. The laundry, restrooms, and showers are kept clean. There is a nice sunny clubhouse where they have Wednesday coffees, happy hours, and lovely dinners for the tenants during the holidays. We loved it so much that we bought a trailer and paid yearly lot rent so that we can enjoy our retirement years here and be a part of this wonderful community park. The people are very friendly and helpful with information on the area's sites. I would recommend this park to anyone wanting to stay 1 night or longer. More than likely you will decide to extend your stay. - User2618
Dec 2013 - $33.00
Great park to spend the winter in! This park is a mobile home park with large accessible RV sites available. They have hot mineral pools, a large pool at 90°F, two enclosed pools at 100°F and 104°F, a cool pool, and a sauna. Also a laundromat, library and club house with monthly activities. They have daily rates but this park is really set up for monthly or seasonal stays. We come here every year to "winter over" and love it and the family of people here. - GMR
Feb 2013 - $30.00
This is an age 55+ mobile home park that has a few RV spaces available. Call ahead. Office hours are limited. They have a large warm mineral water swimming pool and a few smaller hot water pools. We did not try their WiFi, which their website says that they have. - Ken from San Diego
May 2007 - $35.00
I stayed here for 1 month and left ASAP! This is a disgusting place. Fully equipped with corrupt sleazy management and all the white trash, drug trafficking you can handle. Do yourself and others and don't experience this place. - daveer
Jun 2011 - $45.00
This is an unusual park because it is combined with a mobile home park where people live permanently. That is actually a good thing. People can ask locals other than a park manager, where good shopping, etc., is. Also, some people leave their rigs here all year (parked in storage) and return by car every year. Most of the RV'ers we saw this winter were from Canada and returned to the area because they loved golf or the local casinos, or just the desert, which was lovely. I also liked that there were walking paths out into the desert behind the park, accessible through the side gate, and the scenery here was real, not landscaped. The park pool is large and the spa big enough for 20 or so people. The clubhouse is nice, too, with a kitchen and room for the nightly card games our group held. It has a pool table and room to read, with books to take out and leave some if you want. A nice, friendly place. Management was not really very friendly, but the people at the park made up for it. It's a short walk to a shopping center with a Vons, K-Mart, and Starbucks, so you don't have to drive everywhere. - dhsbrenda
Apr 2015 - $50.00
A quirky, fun place to relax. Our second time, so likely we'll go back as it's close for us. Hard to rate high because it's very old and a lot is original, plus their customer service has a lot to be desired. Spots are so narrow, many new larger RVs won't fit in the space between the concrete pad and electrical on the other side.
What we liked: Easy to get in, can pick your own spot, they drain the hot tubs every night so they don't use chemicals (though think they should not allow small kids in them, saw a few, ugh), just low key atmosphere and they don't seem to nit-pick. Sauna and steam rooms were nice and working, and grounds were pretty and spacious if you have a big group.
What we did not like: They won't allow ANY reservations for a specific spot or saving. It was important to our group to camp together for meal preps, kids, etc. and even after the first person arrived and offered to PAY for the other couple of spots, they would NOT allow any "saving" of spots in any way. Are they trying to be difficult and piss people off? We get that they don't want to start assigning spots and have to reserve, but why not let the first to arrive PAY and put things in that site so others realize it's taken? We'd hate to accidentally take a spot right between a group because we didn't know any better. Easy fix, but they seem stubborn and don't care. Only solution is everyone arrive at the same time, and that is not always possible.
We loved visiting the nearby (as in 10 min at most) Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Interesting, informative, and neat grounds. We were there 2 hours. Area has a lot of hiking, and the Palm Springs Tram would be fun to take up. - Dank
Apr 2015 - $43.00
So many have raved about this place but we found it marginally acceptable. Sites are all gravel and not level. Tenters are allowed in any site so we were encircled by tenters, some of whom also slept in their cars. Showers were a mess. I question whether they were cleaned as often as advertised. Office staff were curt and did not seem to be responsible for anything other than the day use of the spa's. Dogs running around off leash. Price reflects a weeks stay, in retrospect a bad decision. We will never stay in this park again. - fivertug
Mar 2015 - $50.00
We have stayed at Sam's on several occasions over the last 10 years. Winter guests might call it a destination RV facility, and no doubt many do if one looks at the numerous northerly license plates on RVs. For us, however, Sam's is just an overnight or two-day stay, usually traveling to or from Arizona.
On a positive note, the pool and spa area are superbly maintained. The landscaping in the pool area shows a lot of creativity and desert ambiance. The water is pleasantly warm in the cool months. The four spas have varying temperatures--all quite conducive to relaxation.
The RV spots vary in desirability, however. Some sites are reasonably level for a dirt and gravel park. On our latest stay, the automatic leveling system in my fifth wheel had to go through many iterations to get the job done! Another issue has to do with the declining water pressure at Sam's. Perhaps the overall water table has declined as a result of the California drought. Nevertheless, our Girard tankless water heater had some difficulty just producing hot water within the RV due to low water pressure.
For the most part the staff at Sam's is very welcoming and quite pleasant to deal with, the only exception being a woman who makes it seem like she's doing a major favor to accept your business.
We like the desert area but would recommend Sam's consider upgrading their RV sites as other parks/resorts in the area have done. - Professor Ken
Mar 2016 - $44.00
Level but small site, barely large enough for RV. Very bureaucratic typical of large company. Staff tried to be helpful, but started disconnecting toad at bad place although asked not to, and wasn't facile with back in guidance. Won't stay here again, mostly due to site too small. - MSTraveler
Jan 2016 - $42.00
Our first time here, top notch all the way. Tall vegetation between sites. All with concrete pad. Clean paved streets lined with Palm Trees, many with lights. This is the most dog friendly park and most friendly campers too.
They have live music and free beer and wine on Wednesdays next to the pool. Who does that nowadays????????.
There is also a nice 9 hole golf course on premise.
The dog parks have lawns and palm trees. - Internetputz
Nov 2015 - $38.00
Great place to stay, exceeded our expectations. We spent a few days here on our way home, wished we could have stayed longer. RV sites are together between two streets (backins), primarily a park model facility. Site was good-size, with tall oleander bushes between sites adding to privacy. Sites were staggered slightly, with sites on one street half-way between the sites behind, also adding to the feeling of privacy. Roads are paved, level gravel sites with concrete patio. Fantastic fenced dog parks, everything neat and clean. Quite and peaceful oasis. It is winder in Desert Hot Springs than on the other side of the freeway. We will return. - SW Rick
May 2016 - $25.00
Sky Valley is a hot springs resort with multiple hot spring pools in two club houses . A neat and clean mostly park model resort with RV sites throughout.Our site was a little tight for a 40 foot motor home side to side because there was a trellis on the patio and bushes and rocks on the driver side. Close enough to Palm Springs and Palm Desert without the traffic. A short drive to Joshua Tree NP. - CGNRG
Jan 2016 - $40.00
The pools were outstanding. The park is well away from all amenities so if you don't have a toad you need to stock up well before you arrive. Nice and quiet. Great place for the dogs. - BigGene
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Absolutely a beautiful park. Many pools with different temps for soaking and relaxing. We have stay here several times for a weekend just to unwind. We usually have the pool area to ourselves, it is so peaceful and relaxing. My favorite pool is one of the large swimming pools that is bath water temp - perfecting for flexible movement, swimming and so enjoyable. They have a wonderful restaurant on sight called Mignon and the food is excellent. Most of the park has permanent residents or snowbirds but they have sights for over nighters. I can hardly wait to go back - those crystal clear pools call to me. Naturally heated by springs and various temperatures, they are delightful. Sights have cement pads but we prefer and ask for a gravel sight. - Celeste T
Mar 2013 - $20.00
An oasis in the middle of the desert. Palm trees, golf course, nice lake, swimming pool, and friendly management. It can't be seen from the freeway. It was a pleasant surprise when we saw up close. Full amenities were offered, but we only dry camped over night. Seemed very focused for seniors. Radio signals are faint, the closest gas is 20 miles away, and closest grocery store is about 40 miles away. Manager says it is 80% empty in the summer. I can see why! - zzzya
Jan 2012 - $30.00
Not a 5 star park but a wonderful park for those escaping the snow and wanting to see southern California. Wonderful pool and jacuzzi, all natural hot springs. Management and staff are wonderful. - carmen33